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Jackie Blaine "Jack" Koontz

October 3, 1948 - August 9, 2016

U.S. Veteran

Burial Date August 17, 2016

 

Family and friends may call at the Amos Carvelli Funeral Home, 201 Edison Street, Nutter Fort on Tuesday, from 2:00 to 7:00 pm.

 

A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at 12:00 pm in the WV National Cemetery with Chaplain Brian Harki officiating, where full military graveside rites will be accorded.

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Jackie B Koontz, 67, passed away August 9, 2016 as a result of a motorcycle accident.

 

They say it’s not the beginning and ending date, it’s the life that happens in between…and Jack made an awesome life happen.

 

He was born October 3, 1948, the son of the late Dan and Elta Koontz and step mother Flora Koontz.

 

Jack married his wife, Darlene Brooks Koontz on December, 29, 1988 . They celebrated and lived life for the last 29 years as best friends and soul mates. Originally from Clarksburg West Virginia, he and his wife retired and reside in Masontown, WV.

 

Jack is proceeded in death by, brother Ronald  Koontz and great nephew Kody Koontz.

 

Surviving are one daughter, Stephanie Koontz, and one step daughter Vanessa Vance of Falling Waters, WV.  He is also survived by his 3 grandchildren, Elizabeth Watson, Megan Watson, and James Marple, Jr.; and one great grandchild, Kyleigh.  He is also survived by his brother Terry Koontz of Bridgeport, WV, and  Doris Sheaffer of Nevada.

 

Jack was a 1967 graduate of Victory High School.  He served in the Navy for 4 years as an Aircraft Mechanic, and retired from Newmont Gold in Carlin, NV.

 

Jack has shared many special relationships, but one in particular was with his nephew, Kevin Koontz.  This relationship was like no other and Jack treated that relationship with pride. Kevin has a wife Tracie and son Aaron Koontz. The Koontz family has had their trials and tribulations, but NO ONE will break that bond.

 

After serving in the Navy, Jack returned home to WV and obtained his pilot’s license.  Taking Kevin up on the weekends was as much fun for him as it was for Kevin.

 

Jack loved the outdoors and made the most of it, and was an avid hunter and fisherman.  He fished the Ockochobee, Smith Mountain, and Kashe Lakes, to name a few.  He relished being in the woods deer hunting, elk hunting and buffalo hunting.  Jack had quite the gun collection and enjoyed reloading his own shells. He also enjoyed boating, waterskiing, snowmobiling,                 4-wheeling and motorcycles, especially his Harley.  Jack breathed best when breathing in the outdoors.

 

He shared these particular passions with his grandson and granddaughter, not to mention anyone that wanted to spend the time with him. He loved to teach them safety, but most importantly he taught us to respect and love unconditionally.  He loved the outdoors as much as he loved his family. Jack was a great husband, father, friend, uncle, brother, and just an all around great man. He was Methodist by faith.

 

Jack had an infectious smile and a personality to match.  We are all so blessed to have walked this journey with him

 

No one knows when their time will come, so make sure you make your “Dash” count….Jack sure did!

 

Family and friends may call at the Amos Carvelli Funeral Home, 201 Edison Street, Nutter Fort on Tuesday, from 2:00 to 7:00 pm.

 

A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at 12:00 pm in the WV National Cemetery with Chaplain Brian Harki officiating, where full military graveside rites will be accorded.

 

Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family at www.amoscarvelli.com.  A service of Amos Carvelli Funeral Home.

 

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