Jack Evan Churchey

b. May 1,1936, d. 10 March 2012
Jack Evan Churchey
March 10, 2012
H.H.S. Class of '54
Glenda McElroy
     Jack Evan Churchey was born May 1,1936. He married Glenda L. McElroy on 19 June 1955; Glenda (McElroy) and Jack Churchey celebrated their 50th anniversary on June 19, 2005. They have 2 sons, 5 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren. Their children hosted a surprise party at their local Country Club with several guests from the class of 1954 and 1955. He died on 10 March 2012 at Huntsville, Ala; Jack E. Churchey (Glenda McElroy Churchey’s husband.
(May 1, 1936 - March 10, 2012)
Jack E. Churchey, 75, of Huntsville passed away Saturday. Following school, Mr. Churchey entered the Air Force for four years in Denver and Lake Charles, LA. After service, he came to Huntsville and worked one year for Chrysler, and then 33 years for NASA on several shuttle and space station projects, retiring in December of 1991. Mr. Churchey played baseball as a youth in leagues around Hagerstown, MD. His greatest love was playing softball, and he played in the service and NASA leagues. He also played for many years in the Huntsville Senior Softball League.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Glenda Churchey; sons, Tony Churchey (Jan) and Randy Churchey (Debbie); sister, Sue Clark (Joe); brother, Allen W. Churchey (Lisa); grandchildren, Randy Ball (Lisa), Angie Songy (Jason), Zach Churchey, Lindsay Churchey and Samantha Churchey; and five great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church. A memorial service will immediately follow with Pastor Otto Wood officiating. Laughlin Service Funeral Home is assisting the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to ALS Association of North Alabama, P.O. Box 2888, Huntsville, AL 35801, www.alsalabama.org or The Ark No Kill Shelter, 139 Bo Cole Road, Huntsville, AL 35806, www.arkinc.org.