The Honorable Judge John Robert Jack, 72, a resident of Lake Lotawana, MO passed away peacefully Thursday, May 11, 2023 in Lee’s Summit, MO.
Get in, buckle up, and listen to John’s rules of the road:
Be imaginative and creative in your love
Always choose the higher road
Be kind to those around you
Live every day to the fullest
Find humor in all things (even if it’s not appropriate)
…and never trust a fart.
John Robert Jack knew all these important rules and values in life and followed them with gusto. He was a wise judge, strong attorney, Jeopardy wiz, Law and Order fanatic, author, artist, photographer, and animal lover. John fueled his body with Winsteads and was known for his classic one liners, and now, has beat us all to the Promised Land.
Overwhelmed by her beauty and grace, he married his only love, Vickie Ball in 1974. Bringing home yellow roses almost weekly, leaving love notes sporadically throughout the house, planning vacations, and cooking her gourmet meals were some of the ways he always strived to show his love. John spent his life serving his community, being an entrepreneur, traveling the world, and raising two daughters, Lauren and Annie.
John was always striving to imprint positive values and a good sense of humor on Lauren and Annie. This meant: taking his girls to Meatloaf and Rolling Stones concerts, hunting golf balls in the weeds during high school tournaments, attending and encouraging them in all of their activities while embarrassing them at school events by wearing ridiculous outfits and driving around with a dressed-up mannequin in his convertibles, and officiating both their weddings.
John taught them about fast wits, strange clothing combos with Chuck Taylors, and the importance of having a sensitive soul and positive attitude.
This husband, father, brother and friend will be deeply missed. We know John will be waiting for us with his 5,000 pairs of missing glasses, sheepdogs, a Bloody Mary, and stacks of Wall Street journal’s when we meet again.
He loved his family and friends, a good laugh, and the truth.
John leaves behind his wife of 49 years, Vickie; daughters, Lauren Jack (Paul DeFoe) and Annie Jack (Jason Russell); sister, Barbara Littrell (Lee); brother, Glen Jack (Susan); brothers and sisters in law, Harley and Mary Ball, and Bill and Betty Ball; nieces and nephews, Caine Littrell (Heather), Taylor Ball, Sierra Ball, James Jack, Wilson Jack, Kate Jack, and Emily Jack.
Family will have a private graveside service and a celebration of life to follow. The family asks for memorial contributions to Girls on Fire, as Dad was an advocate for youth programs through the court system. http://bluespringsgov.com/1048/Girls-on-Fire
Arrangements have been entrusted to Meyers Funeral Chapel in Blue Springs. Memories of John and words of comfort for his family may be shared at meyersfuneralchapel.com.