Obit: Jack Rector

Obit: Jack Rector

May 7th, 2013 in Obituaries
Location: Hamilton county

Jack Conley Rector, our precious husband, daddy, brother, and friend took his heavenly flight on Saturday, May 4, 2013. He was 72.Jack was born in Chattanooga on Nov. 13, 1940. His parents, Jackson and Ethel Rector, lived in Nashville, but he was born prematurely while his mother was in Chattanooga on a trip. At that time, he was the smallest baby to ride in an airplane. When he flew home to Nashville, he weighed just above 2 lbs. Jack had one brother, Frank Rector and wife, Pauline; one sister, Pat Gentry and husband, Dan; and special sister-in-law, Denise Fuston.Jack served in the Navy from 1960-1961. After returning from Australia, he met his "true love", who lived right next door. He married Debbie Fuston in 1965. Having a marriage only most people dream of; their commitment, love, and devotion for each other was nothing short of Heaven. They were married 48 years and had three children who were raised in a loving, Christian home. Fuston Rector and wife Sheila, Coy Rector and wife Tara, Amber Wasdin and husband Will. His whole life was devoted to his family, especially his grandchildren whom he adored Shelby, Abby, Emma, Brinkley and Adison Rector and Jackson and Luke Wasdin.The family home was open to all. Family meals, trips, holidays, watching the Vols, and just being together was his greatest joy. He loved the Lord and loved listening to the Gaithers, which he found to be uplifting and worshipping to his Lord. One of his greatest gifts from God was encouragement. Many times he would make calls to people he hardly knew with a word of encouragement and care. He retired from Chattem, Inc. after 35 years of service. He was loved by everyone who knew him and his smile and sweetness will always remain in our hearts. We so miss you Doey (Do-Do).The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. today, May 7, at the North Chapel and again from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday at Mile Straight Baptist Church at 8448 Springfield Road, Soddy-Daisy, TN 37379.Services for Jack will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday at Mile Straight Baptist Church with Dr. Al Goss and Pastor Ray Williams officiating.Burial will follow in Hamilton Memorial Gardens.Please share your thoughts and memories at www.chattanooganorthchapel.com.Arrangements are by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 5401 Highway 153, Hixson.