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Obituary for Jack Donald Getty
Jack Donald Getty, 67 of Dexter passed away at his home on Wednesday, August 8, 2018. Celebration of life memorial service will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, August 11th at the Johnson Family Funeral Home & Crematory – Stuart Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Wounded Warrior Foundation in Jack’s name. Online condolences may be left at www.johnsonfamilyfuneralhome.com.
Jack was born on February 18, 1951 to Charles and Nancy Getty in Independence, Missouri. At a young age Jack’s father Charles passed away. His mother later remarried and he was proud to have his step-dad, Lee. Jack grew up in the Kansas City area and attended Lee’s Summit High School. On December 31, 1973 he was united in marriage to Phyllis LaPorte in Kansas. To this union two children were born: Ken and Mindy. He worked in the food industry most of his adult life working for Sara Lee and Kraft. Jack lived many years in California, Missouri before spending many years in Lorimor, Iowa. Lastly, he moved to Dexter to be closer to his grandchildren who he adored.
In his spare time, he loved sports especially the Kansas City Royals and Chicago Bears. He spent many hours discussing the daily events and politics with friends and enjoyed reading anything and everything. His most important time was spent with his grandchildren; helping to watch them and forming an inseparable bond.
He was preceded in death by his father, Charles; mother and step-father, Nancy and Lee; sister, Sherry Getty; grandmother, Opal Getty and uncle, Robert “Bob” Getty.
Jack leaves behind his children, Ken Getty of St. Joseph, MO and Mindy (Dave) DeLong of Stuart; step-daughter, Robin Moore of West Des Moines; grandchildren: Christa, Daniel, Gunner, David, and Leo DeLong; ex-wife, Phyllis Getty; sister, Linda Beason; aunts, Marilyn Getty and Mary Lou Gustafson; and a host of extended family and friends that will miss him dearly.