Roger Morris Jacks

Aug. 8, 1950 — June 30, 2015

Roger Morris Jacks, 64, of Royal Center, passed away at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 30, at Miller’s Merry Manor in Peru.

Born on Aug. 8, 1950, in Rensselaer, he was the son of the late Robert “Bob” and Martha (Runk) Jacks.

Roger attended school in Royal Center and also served in the U.S. Air Force. He was stationed in Thailand, Guam and England.

He worked for Boatman Drilling out of Fishers, and later as a carpenter and flooring installer.

Roger had a green thumb as he could grow beautiful flowers and fruit trees, even grafting different apples and fruits on a single tree which he had learned from Mr. Roger Kraining many years ago. He loved to ice fish, drink coffee with his friends at the Royal Center Café and spending time with his family. Roger was also quite a character and had a great sense of humor.

He is survived by his daughter Catherine “Sis” [Mike] Eastham of Burlington; brothers: Mick [Sandy] Jacks of Logansport, PJ [Susie] Jacks of Logansport, and Scott [Danell] Jacks of Royal Center; grandchildren: Brandon [Katelyn] Eastham, Michael Eastham and Amber Eastham; greatgrandson Cameron Eastham; and nieces: Gina [John] Miller and Rebecca Jacks.

He was also preceded in death by brother Digby Jacks.

Visitation was 3-5 p.m., Monday, July 6, at Harrison-Metzger & Rans Funeral Home, Royal Center. Full military rites were performed at 5 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Legion Post #60, Logansport.

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