The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

May 19, 2013

Jack Amos


The Joplin Globe

JOPLIN, Mo. — Jack Amos, 88, Joplin, Mo., passed away May 17, 2013, following a lengthy illness.

He was born Dec. 20, 1924, in Wichita Falls, Texas to George and Willie Mae Brown Amos. Jack had lived in the Joplin area for over 50 years. He retired in 1985 from the Iron Workers Local #584 after 65 years of service. He was a 62 year member of Masonic Lodge #512 of Webb City, where he was a Past Master, Scottish Rite Valley of Joplin, Ruth Chapter #177 Order of the Eastern Star, where he was a Past Patron and a 50+ year member. He was a member of Faith Baptist Church of Joplin. Jack served during World War II with the Navy Seabees in the Pacific Theater.

Jack married Dolores Moser Bittick on Sept. 8, 1967, in Joplin and she survives.

He is also survived by one son, Jann Amos, Webb City, Mo.; four daughters, Ramona Amos Caldwell, Whitesboro, Texas, Jackie Bittick McCaleb, Mobile, Ala., Pam Bittick Speer, Joplin, Janice Bittick Wright, Mobile, Ala.; nine grandchildren, JJ Caldwell Tyson, Tammy Speer Miller, Michelle Vader Gagnon, Vanessa Wright Grabber, Kristy Speer Overturf, Dana Vader Skarra, Brian Wright, Jonathan Wright, Stuart McCaleb,; 12 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one granddaughter, Anjalisa Amos Lampert; one grandson, Ryan McCaleb; and one brother; and two sisters.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 21, at the Mason-Woodard Mortuary Chapel with Bruce Allen, minister officiating. Burial will follow at the Saginaw Cemetery. Masonic services will be 6 p.m. Monday at the mortuary with the visitation following.