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Jack Ness

May 10, 1935 — March 9, 2019

Jack Ness

Jack Van Ness, age 83, passed into the loving arms of his Lord and Savior on March 9, 2019 at home in Levelland, Texas. Visitation is Wednesday, March 13, 2019, at Krestridge Funeral Home from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Services will be held Thursday, March 14, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. at First Assembly of God Church in Levelland, Pastor Robert Burns officiating. Interment will follow in the City of Levelland cemetery.

Jack was born May 10, 1935 in Shawnee, OK to the late Carl Van Ness and the late Rhoda DeShong. He married the love of his life, Virginia Smith, on July 18, 1953. She preceded him in death on January 7, 2018. Jack worked as Press Foreman at the Levelland Compress his entire career before retiring in 2005.

He served in the United States Army from 1956-1958 and was active reserve for 6 years. He loved fishing and was an amazing story teller of his life events. He enjoyed spending time with his family. He served as deacon of First Assembly of God for several years.

In addition to his wife and parents, he is preceded in death by his sister, June Priske and his neice, Rhonda Wanca. Those left to honor and cherish his memory are his daughters Janet Shugart, Becky (Steve) Thompson, Jennifer (Gary) Sisson; his siblings, Janice DeSimone, Jarl Van Ness, and John Barrow; grandchildren, Carrie (Sid) Gray, Melissa (Josh Coleman) Shugart, Jason (Denise) Sisson, Scott (McCall) Sisson, Jordan Sisson (Rhonda Collier), Chase Thompson (Crystal Carnes) and Kaci Thompson (Ryan Cook), 10 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandsons.

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Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of the professionals at Krestridge Funeral Home. (806) 897-1111.

Visitation Schedule

Krestridge Funeral Home
505 Austin Street
Levelland, TX  79336
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
5:00 - 7:00 PM
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Service Schedule

Funeral Service
First Assembly of God Church
709 9th Street
Levelland, TX  79336
Thursday, March 14, 2019
2:00 PM
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Burial Schedule

City of Leveland Cemetery
1500 Ave. H
Levelland, TX  79336
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