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Jack Schultz

October 14, 1935 February 15, 2018
Jack Schultz
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Jack Schultz, of Quincy, FL. passed away on February 15, 2018. He was born in Beecher, Illinois on October 14th, 1935 to Clara and Edward Schultz, Jack and his twin sister Jean were the next to youngest of twenty children. Jack was quite the competitor, making his mark in high school athletics and then in the U.S. Air Force. Jack settled in Albany, Georgia and married Barbara Rigsby, and they were blessed with Tony, Vicky and Greg. He put his big smile and vivacious personality to use in winning the hearts of cheese lovers throughout South Georgia and North Florida as a sales representative for Sargento Cheese Company. Jack and Barbara later divorced, and in 1981 he found himself in Quincy, Florida calling upon grocers and wholesalers like Higdon Grocery Company, where he met LaRue Boykin. Sparks flew and a new love blossomed in Florida.

LaRue's two children, Holle and Patrick, did not know what to make of this man. He was different and cared not at all about convention or sparing children embarrassment. He’d hang signs up on porches and along fences announcing their birthdays and achievements, and he was always the loudest fan in the stands of a football game. Upon moving to Florida, Jack had become a die-hard Seminole fan. His love of sports and the ridiculously loud commentary to the television broadcasts were legendary. Jack had a seemingly endless amount of energy and was always busy doing something. He was a self-taught handyman and fully immersed in all of the projects he undertook.

What made Jack the man he was? Perhaps it was the closeness of his large family when he was young, being raised by sisters and brothers that kept him close while making him tough, yet compassionate. He was an animal lover, with dogs being his most cherished buddies. But Jack's pride and love for his grandchildren was the sweetest. They were perfect in his eyes. When he needed a pick-me-up, only a kiss on the cheek from Sara, Kelly or Kaitlyn would do. And he was so proud of the men that Austin, Wesley and Gene became.

Jack is survived by: his companion of 38 years, LaRue Langston Boykin of Quincy, FL, brother Jim Schultz of Park Forest, Illinois, sisters Betty Donoho (Gary) of Casa Grande, Arizona, Bonnie Matthias of Beecher, Illinois, and Carol McConkey of Richland Center, Wisconsin; children Tony Schultz (Jennie), Vickie Lawton (Russell) and Greg Schultz (Kim) all of Leesburg, Georgia; Holle Boykin of Quincy, Florida, and Patrick Boykin (Jill) of Lynn Haven, Florida; grandchildren Austin (Heather), Wesley, and Kaitlyn Lawton, Gene Schultz, Kelly Boykin, Sara Green and Sam Boykin, Cory Wren, and great granddaughter Charlotte Lawton.
The many years of Jack’s home confinement would not have been possible without the support of the VA’s Home Based Primary Care Team.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00am on Friday, February 23, 2018 at Tallahassee National Cemetery.
Charles McClellan Funeral Home, Quincy, FL., 850-627-7677, is in charge of arrangements.

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