Jackie Dean Eastwood, 80, of Paducah, passed away at Lourdes hospital on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, at 9:02 p.m.
Jack was born in Alto Pass, Ill., on August 28, 1932. A native of Gilbertsville, he worked as a Coal-man and Engineer for the Illinois Central Gulf Railroad. He served in the United States Navy, a member of The Scottish Rite -Valley Of Southern Illinois Shriner and member of Masonic Lodge 172 in Fulton. He was a sports enthusiast who not only enjoyed watching various sporting events but competed in many as well. He was a huge fan of UK basketball and St. Louis Cardinals baseball.
He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Iris Ann Higgerson Eastwood; his daughters, Pamela Ruth Fleming and husband Gary of Normal, Ill., and Jacqueline Suzette Ward and husband Harry of Los Fresnos, Texas; five grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Brown Lowell Grant Eastwood and Ethell May Wright Eastwood; his son, Jeffrey Lynn Eastwood; his sisters, Mary Lindsey, Ruth Savage and Lorene Thornton; his brothers, Fred, Cletus, Ralph, Paul, Lester and Burl Eastwood, and two grandchildren.
A memorial service for Mr. Eastwood will be held Sunday, January 20, 2013, at 2:00 p.m. at Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah. Rev. Lynn Shurley will officiate. Friends may call from 1:00 p.m. until service time.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the American Heart Association, Kentucky Region, 240 Whittington Parkway, Louisville, KY 40222.
You may leave condolences or light a candle at www.milnerandorr.com.