John “Jack” Jump

Homer resident Mr. John “Jack” Dallas Jump, 65, died Monday, July 1, 2013, at his home in Homer.

Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 7, 2013, at the Homer Elks Lodge, 215 W. Jenny Way in Homer. A family and friend memorial service will be held at a later date in Klamath Falls, Ore.

Mr. Jump was born Sept. 4, 1947, in Klamath Falls, Ore. He graduated from Klamath Union High School in 1965. Soon after graduating he joined the U.S. Army, where he served in Vietnam. In 1992 he moved to Homer where he has lived for the past 21 years. He retired from the chip ship supervisor on the Homer Spit. He attended the Homer Independent Baptist Church and was a long time member of the Homer Elks Lodge. He along with his wife Charlene enjoyed art.

The family wrote, “John was a devoted husband, father, grandpa, great-grandpa, friend and family man.” 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Nora Jump; father-in-law, Wade Pitcher; sister, Wilda Dixon; grandchildren, Andrew, Brea and Christopher; and nephew Ryan Williams.

He is survived by his wife, Charlene Ann Jump of Homer; daughter, Katheryn Walton and husband, Michael, of Klamath Falls, Ore., Laurie Bray and husband, Mike, of Klamath Falls, Ore., and Teresa Jump of Klamath Falls, Ore.; son, Bill Jump and wife, Angela, of Arlington, Texas; brother, Joe Smith and wife, Carol, of Sun Valley, Nev.; 13 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; closest friends Jan and Joan Jonker and Wayne and Toni Barrowcliff, all of Homer; and many other family and friends.

Memorial donations can be made to either the Hospice of Homer or the Homer Elks Lodge in Homer.  

Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel and Crematory.