Mr. Jack Alan Plummer passed away at 7:21 p.m. Saturday, December 9, 2017 at Columbus Regional Hospital, surrounded by his family.
Jack was the son of the late James and Florence Hill Plummer. He was a lifelong resident of Columbus and loved his hometown.
Jack proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1956 until 1959.
The discipline and patriotism he learned never left him as those who knew and loved him will attest.
Following his honorable discharge from the Navy, Jack began his 30-year career in engineering at Cummins Engine Co.
He was active in Kiwanis and the Fraternal Order of Police.
He was instrumental in growing the Pee Wee baseball program in Columbus. He loved coaching his son and teaching sportsmanship.
Jack was a wonderful dancer and music was a powerful force in his life.
He also loved working in his yard and fishing.
Jack is survived by his wife, Sherri Sue (Sherri Chattin); his children; Amy (Bryan) Jerman, Kelli (Gary) Musselman, and Jeffrey (Lyndsay) Plummer; his grandchildren, Ashley, George, Jacob, Robert and Charlotte. He is also survived by Craig, Shelly and Garrett McElfresh of Indianapolis and his brother Jerry Plummer of Columbus.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, John and James Plummer; sisters, Dorothy Fye, Mary Lozar, Marjorie Shehan and Wilma Snyder.
Jack loved animals and always had room in his heart and home for pets. The family request that memorial contributions be made to the Bartholomew County Humane Society.
The family is currently planning a memorial service which will be announced at a later date.
Online condolences and special memories may be shared with the Plummer family at barkesweaverglick.com.
Lastly, in appreciation of our father’s sense of humor, we present the words of the revered Clark W. Griswold…
“O God, ease our suffering in this, our moment of great despair. Yea, admit this good and decent man into thine arms in the flock of thine heavenly area, up there. And Moab, he laidest down in the land of the Canaanites, and yea, though the Hindus speak of Karma, I implore you: give him a break. Baruch Atah Hallelujah”
Arrangements entrusted to Barkes, Weaver and Glick Funeral Home.