The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


March 25, 2014

Jack R. Hembree

SENECA, Mo. — Jack R. Hembree, 66, Seneca, Mo., passed into eternal rest at 10:19 p.m. Saturday, March 22, 2014, at his residence in rural Seneca, after an illness.

Jack Raymond Hembree was born Dec. 13, 1947, in Racine, Mo., the son of Othneal H. and Norma June (Minson) Hembree. Jack had lived in the area all his life and owned and operated Hembree Dairy, south of Seneca. Jack loved driving tractors, fishing and most importantly spending time with his family. He was a member of the Hottel Springs Church of Christ.

Jack R. Hembree married Peggy Jean Cook June 19, 1965 in Seneca. She survives.

Additional survivors include his mother, Norma Hembree, Joplin; five sons, Jeffery Hembree and wife, Regina, Seneca, Brian Hembree and wife, Jami, Seneca, Jerry Hembree and wife, Marilyn, Neosho, Bradley Hembree and wife, Becky, Seneca, and Jason Hembree and wife, Nancy, Grove; two brothers, Cecil Hembree and wife, Linda, Neosho, and adopted brother, Leon Rinehart, Seneca; three sisters, Laura Severs, Joplin, Dolly Ackerson and husband, David, Seneca, and Vicki Beasley, Republic; grandchildren, Jami and Jarrod Todd, Joshua and Lacy Hembree, Jacki Rae Hembree, Broc and Megan Hembree, Skyler and Karissa Wilson, Cody Hembree, Tyrell Hembree, Myla Hembree, Joseph and Melissa Hembree, Ryan and Amanda Fry, Brett Hembree, Bruce Hembree, Ashley and Daniel Wheeler, Kylee and Tyler Grady, Mariya Hembree, Terryn Hembree and Amanda Harper; great-grandchildren, Jori Todd, Jeffery Todd, Jaci Todd, McCoy Hembree, Madison Hembree, Broderic Hembree, Kaylea Wilson, Kyler Wilson, Kaydence Fry, Dominic Wheeler, Sydney Staley, Jeslyn Wheeler, Ashton Wheeler, Ethan Grady, Alexis and Peyton; and a host of family and friends.

Funeral services under the direction of Campbell-Biddlecome Funeral Home, Seneca, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 27, at the Hottel Springs Church of Christ with Lawrence Sanders officiating. Burial will be in the New Salem Cemetery with grandsons serving as pallbearers and honorary pallbearers. Pallbearers will be Josh Hembree, Broc Hembree, Brett Hembree, Joseph Hembree, Ryan Fry, Cody Hembree, Tracy Smith and Josh Ogle; Honorary Pallbearers, Lucas Scroggins, Weldon Patton, Lucas Kennedy, Cody Duncan, Caleb Davis, Ethan Lucas, Nate Smith, Danny Butler, Greg Vangunda, Nick Curtis, Jason Beard, Bruce Hembree, Skyler Wilson, Terryn Hembree, Brad Blaketer, Derrick Woodward, Jarrod Todd and Tyrell Hembree. The family will receive friends from 5 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, at the Campbell-Biddlecome Funeral Home.

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