Jack L. Altizer, 82, of Bowling Green, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014 at the University of Missouri Medical Center in Columbia.
Memorial services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11 at the Mudd-Veach Funeral Home in Bowling Green, with Rev. Don Amelung officiating. Military rites were conducted by VFW Post No. 5553 and Missouri Military Honors. Visitation was held from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11. Final burial of his remains will be at the St. Clement Cemetery at a later date.
Jack was born Dec. 1, 1931 in Pittsfield, Ill., the son of Arthur and Virginia Ruble Altizer. On May 23, 1959 he married Ruby Akers from Eolia. She survives. Other survivors include daughter Tina Wendel; granddaughters Alyssa Wendel-Ruby and husband Kyle, Alana Millinder and husband Dave; great-granddaughters Kyla Berrey and Quinn Millinder, all of Bowling Green; and son Andy Altizer, wife Anne, and granddaughter Zoe Altizer, of Atlanta.
Jack graduated from Bowling Green High School in 1950, played baseball and basketball, and was a guard on two teams that played in the Missouri State Championships. He was a Corporal in the United States Marines, a veteran of the Korean Conflict, and a member of the V.F.W. Post No. 5553. He had been involved in the Indian Guides and Toastmasters. Jack worked for Kroger, as a sales trainer, a division manager for Liggett-Myers, and also owned and operated Ill-MO Wholesale Inc. in Hannibal.
Jack enjoyed being with family, drinking coffee with friends, spending time with his pets, and talking politics and religion.
Memorials may be made to Community Action Pet Association (C.A.P.A.) or Pike County Home Health in c/o Mudd-Veach Funeral Home. Online condolences maybe left at www.muddveach.com.