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Jack W. France, Sr., 64, who resided in Stratford Harbour, in Montross, VA., left this earthly life on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, after a courageous and hard fought battle with lung cancer.
Jack is survived by his wife of 28 years, Helen Hundley France, a daughter, Jackie Cloude (Tony) of King William and sons, Jack W. France, Jr. of Richmond and Garry Lewis (Kelly) of King George, and grandchildren, Brittany, Lizzie, Ashley and Charles Cloude, and Madi, Jacob, Junior, Josie, Ella-Grace, and Emma-Sarah Lewis. He is also survived by brothers, Myers France, (Gloria), Glenmore France and Kenneth France (Ann) all of Warsaw; sisters, Ellen Burress of Richmond, Ruth Chappell (Walter) and Jennie Bishop (Jimmy) both of Chester and Cassie Haynie (Welford) of Warsaw. He is also survived by his mother-in-law, Sarah Hundley and sister-in-law, Barbara Hundley, of Montross, and brother-in-law, Val Hundley (Les) of Richmond and numerous nieces¸ nephews, cousins and a special Aunt, Cora Lee Delano of the Orchard in Warsaw, VA. Jack was preceded in death by his parents Elwood and Alice France; sisters, Florence Marks and June Packett, father-in-law, Edward Hundley and brother-in-laws, Ron and Steve Hundley.
Jack worked in the meat industry for 25 years in managerial positions for White’s Packing in Ninde, VA., Smithfield Foods in Smithfield, VA., and Bryan Foods and Sara Lee in Little Rock, AR. From 1997 to 2012 he was owner and operator of Poolside, Inc. in Kilmarnock, VA.
He was a member of both Newland and Rappahannock Church of Christ. He was an avid musician and singer and was known to many as “Uncle Jack” of the gospel group “The Marks Brothers and Uncle Jack” which was comprised of himself and his nephews Ron, Steve and Glen Marks.
A Celebration of Jack’s Life will be held from 3-5 p.m. on Saturday, April 26, 2014, at Rappahannock Church of Christ, Warsaw, VA. with Reverend Walker Gaulding officiating.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Bank of Lancaster, P.O. Box 1869, Kilmarnock, VA, 22482 in memory of Jack W. France, which will be used to establish a fund for the research and cure of Small Cell Lung Cancer in Jack’s name.