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Jack M. Plotts

1924 - 2018

Jack M. Plotts, 92, of Upper Market St., Milton, passed away on February 8, 2018 at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville.  Born in Milton of February 24, 1924 he was the son of the late Allen and Anna (Mull) Plotts.  He was married to Shirley (Kramer) Plotts who preceded him in death in 1997.

Jack attended Milton Schools and worked as a welder at ACF in Milton before retiring in 1984.  He was a member of Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church in Milton.  He served in the Army during WWII earning a Bronze Star and two Purple Hearts. Jack was prominent in the efforts to secure the World War II memorial; also he was chosen as the Pennsylvania representative for a USA Today article about WWII.  He was a life member of the American Legion, VFW, Moose, and 40 et 8 all in Milton.  Jack served as Commander, 1st Vice Commander, 2nd Vice Commander, and Trustee of both the American Legion and VFW.  He also served the Legion as Sergeant of Arms, Service Officer, and was on the home association.  He was a trustee and former Garde De La Porte of the 40 et 8. He was a four-share member of the Union County Sportsman’s Club and a life member of the Norry Gun Club and the Keystone Gun Club. He was life member of the NRA. Jack was a life member of the Goodwill Hose Company in Milton and he received the C. Kenneth Swisher Memorial Award for outstanding service and dedication to the Goodwill Hose Co. and the Borough of Milton.  He was an outdoorsman who liked trap shooting, hunting, fishing and camping.  

He is survived by a son and daughter in law, Craig and Kay Long of Lewisburg; a stepson, Robert Williams of North Carolina; a stepdaughter and son in law Janice and Gene Berkheimer of Florida; three grandchildren, Angi James, Jodi Davenport and Christopher Williams; and three great grandchildren, Alyssa, Ashley, and Haley James.

Jack was preceded in death by a daughter Justine Plotts Reedy, and a granddaughter Barbara Patterson Porter.

Friends and relatives will be received from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, February 13 at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1125 Mahoning St., Milton, where funeral services will be held at 1 p.m.  Officiating will be Pastor Mark Galbraith.




He will be missed. I remember all the good times I had hanging out at his house with my Dad, Jack A Plotts. I will miss You Uncle Jack.
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I just learned of Jack's passing from another of his friends, Bill Woodling. A number of years ago, Jack sold me his Ford truck and fifth wheel camper. We shot targets at my brother's place near Elimsport. Talked to him last at my brother's (Donald Fisher, Jr)memorial service about a year ago, and Jack acted as spry as ever. Very sorry that he is gone, an outstanding man and a genuine hero. Dale E. Fisher, Feb 25, 2018

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