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John M. “Jack” Ficks III

1931 - 2015

John M. “Jack” Ficks III, 84, of Millers Bottom Rd. New Columbia passed away on November 18, 2015.  Born in New Columbia on August 12, 1931 he was the son of the late John M. II and Martha T. (Wands) Ficks. He was married to the former Joanne L. Waltman for 63 years, until her passing in 2013

Jack attended the Ramsey School in New Columbia and worked on the switch crew at ACF in Milton before retiring in 1982.  He was the owner of Nittany Mountain campground, Nittany Mountain Lumber, and Nittany Mountain Whitetail all in new Columbia earlier he worked for Chef Boy-Ar-Dee during tomato season and for Eagle Enterprises.  He enjoyed hunting and fishing.  Jack was very family oriented and he loved spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

He is survived by five children and their spouses John and Kathy Ficks IV, Constance and John Kline, Marty & Robert Fox, Jeff and Kim Ficks and Michael and Amy Ficks, all of New Columbia; thirteen grandchildren and spouses, John Ficks V of Winfield, Matthew and Jamie Ficks of Watsontown, Samantha and Rick Russell of New Columbia, Michelle Adkins of York Haven, Heather Brinser of Liverpool, Corey and Tricia McLaughlin of Bonneau, SC, Scott and Heidi Fox of New Columbia, Todd and Alicia Fox of Jim Thorpe, Josh & Joey Ficks of Elkland, Erynn of St Petersburg, FL, Terry Rager, Bryce and Lane Ficks of New Columbia; 24 great grandchildren, John VI, Jordan, MaKenzie, Daryann, Ella, Cassondra, Ashley, Daniel, Elijah, Racii, Carley, Sierra, McKenna, Cody, Eathen, Leda, Klaire, Cade, Mauve, Brielle, Hazel, Jace, Deven, and Kelise; and eight great-great grandchildren, Kyleigh, John VII, Lillian, Charlotte, Audree, Claudia, Everleigh, and Spencer.

Jack was preceded in death by a brother Wilmer B. Ficks

Friends and relatives will be received from 10-11 a.m. on Saturday November 21 at the Shaw Funeral Home 400 N. Front St. Milton, with the funeral following at 11a.m.  Officiating will be Rev. Daniel Hicks. Burial will be in Harmony Cemetery, Milton.

In lieu of flowers donations are requested to Evangelical Hospice, 130 Hospital Dr. Lewisburg, PA 17837.

Condolences

Dear Jack & Kathy and family,

We are so sorry for your loss and yet have the truth of the Holy Bible that brings us comfort, "to be absent from the body is to be in the Presence of the Lord".

We will continue to pray for you in this time of reflection as you cherish the memories of a lifetime in faith, family and your future reunion in Heaven!

Dear Ficks family,So sorry to hear about Jack 111.I always liked him. He was a good man.Mary& I will be praying for you all. Gene&Mary Clayton

Jackie, Connie, Marty, Jeff and Mike. Our deepest condolences on your father's passing. He was a great guy. I always enjoyed being in his company. Brad and Charlotte Becker.

Mike and Amy: please accept our deepest sympathy in your recent loss. Our prayers are with you.John,Tena&Family

I am so sorry for your loss. He was a very nice man and even helped me when my car broke down. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

My sincere sympathy to all of you. Uncle Jack was a wonderful, kind, caring, and talented man and I truly loved him and will ALWAYS remember the great times together and his infectious laugh and smile.
Bonnie

As friends of the Ficks family for almost 40 years, we morn for and with you the loss of Jack. And then we rejoice knowing that he is with our Load Jesus and has his beloved Joanne by his side again. It will never be the same at our cabin in the woods, and we'll always look up the lane hoping to see him there.
We will honor your wishes and send a donation to the Evangelical Hospice.
Our please feel our love and prayers,
Bill and Caye Brubaker

I feel blessed that I was able to share so many good times with your parents. I especially remember the laughs. You are a special family and Lisa and I fèel blessed because of our special fŕiendship with John & Connie. Our prayers & hearts are with you.
Love from Ben and Lisa Bruso

Thoughts and prayers with the family, remember the good times and find peace in your prayers.
Jeff and Janice Killian

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