June 18, 2010
Jackson "Jack" Duane Stackpole, 82, of Kingston, passed away Friday, June 18, 2010 at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.

Jack was born January 17, 1928 in Alvy, West Virginia, to the late Ottie B. and Maude Naomi Bell Stackpole.

He served in the U.S. Air Force as an Airways and Air Communications Service Radio Operator. Jack began his civilian career with the Union Carbide Corporation in 1950. He also worked on the NASA space program with the Boeing Company for twelve years. Jack then returned to Oak Ridge to work for Martin Marietta at the K-25 and Y-12 plants from where he retired. 

Loving the outdoors, Jack was an avid gardener and fisherman in his free time and he enjoyed tending to the many species of birds that would frequent his home. Being a devoted husband, father, and grandfather, Jack also enjoyed spending time with his family especially during the holiday season.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Lou Fern Dulaney Stackpole; Son, John Stackpole of Knoxville; Daughter, Mary Ellen Howard and husband Jim of Oak Ridge; Brother, Don Stackpole and wife Eva of Paden City, West Virginia, and 2 grandchildren, Jeremy Howard and Brian Stackpole and wife Melissa, all of Oak Ridge.

The family will receive friends on Monday June 21, 2010 from 6 - 8pm at Weatherford Mortuary. The funeral will follow at 8pm with Reverend Craig Hendrix officiating. Graveside services will be held on Tuesday June 22, 2010 at 11am at Oak Ridge Memorial Park. Military honors will be provided by the Tennessee National Guard Honor Guard.

The family would like to thank the Physicians and Nurses of the Oak Ridge Methodist Medical Center ICU unit for the care and kindness of our loved one.

An online guest book can be signed at www.weatherfordmortuary.com.