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Jack C. Constable, 87, of Fairmont, passed away on Tuesday (Sept. 6, 2016) at his home in Fairmont.
He was born in Laurel Lee, a small coal-mining camp in Harrison County, on Nov. 14, 1928, and grew up in Jordan, Rivesville and Monongah, a son of the late Job Cecil Constable and Gertrude Stout Constable. He was the last surviving member of his family.
He is survived by his only child, Jacqueline Constable; and his two grandchildren, Gabriella Constable and Adrianna Constable.
Several nieces and nephews also survive him, including Lucille Stanley, Rosemary (Paul) Oliver, Judy (David) Sutton, John Urso, Rose (Ronnie) Kann, Sam (Concetta) Pulice, Terry (Nick) Saban, Tracy (Rocky) Harr, Jamie Choquette, and Tina White.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Mary Jane Pulice Constable. He was also preceded in death by his two sisters, Eva Malone and Ruth Dye; and his brother, Paul Constable. Also preceding him in death was his son-in-law, David R. Kovach; and his granddaughter, Mary Goddard Kovach.
Jack was the past president of the Fairmont Flyers Club, where he enjoyed hours of friendship with the members. In the past he was an automobile enthusiast who enjoyed recounting his time in his various sports cars.
His many hobbies included painting, photography, baking, sailing and boating. Even into his 70s he spent hours on his Flying Scot sailboat and his catamaran. He was a great lover of nature and dogs. His dog Rocky was his constant companion. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Fairmont.
Before retiring, Jack had been general superintendent at Arkwright and Jordan mines at Consolidated Coal Co.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. today at the First Baptist Church, 901 Fairmont Ave., Fairmont, with Pastor Valerie Gittings officiating. Entombment will follow at the Shinnston Memorial Cemetery in Shinnston. Marion County Veterans Council will conduct full military honors at the cemetery
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.rossfh.com.
Published on September 9, 2016
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