Mr. Jack Walter Housley, age 87, of Epworth, went home to be with his Lord Tuesday morning, July 30, 2019. Jack was born July 15, 1932, in Epworth to the late Lester G. and Naomi Galloway Housley.
Jack retired from Tennessee Chemical Company in the late 1980’s and went on to also retire from truck driving in 2007. He enjoyed gardening, Nascar and community work, as well as a special devotion to his family and his church. He was awarded the honor of a 50 year pin from McCay Lodge #423 F&AM and served as a deacon for Bethel Church for over 38 years. He greatly enjoyed singing with the Bethel Choir and being an active part of the bus ministry.
Jackie goes on to be with his parents, as well as his brothers, Jerry Housley and Jim Housley.
He will be remembered by all who knew him, but especially missed by his loving wife of 67 years, Shirley Qualls Housley; children, Jackie Housley, Diane West, Rick Housley and Andy Housley; brother, Max Housley; and sister, Bobbie Jean Phillips. Also sharing in his legacy are 10 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
The family received friends at the Finch-Cochran Funeral Home of McCaysville Wednesday, July 31, 2019. Funeral services were held at Bethel Church Thursday, August 1, 2019, with the Rev. Doug Payne officiating. Serving as pallbearers were Larry Foster, Butch Pittman, Stacy Curtis, Ray Stillwell, Rick Curtis and Larry Dilbeck. Special music was provided by Benny & T.C. Picklesimer, Rick Curtis and Jeremy Payne.
Finch-Cochran Funeral Home of McCaysville was honored to be serving the family.