Jack Jasper was born in Long Beach, Calif. in 1926 and grew up in Wilmington, Calif. He died June 12, 2011.
Early in his life he attained the honorable distinction of becoming an Eagle Scout. He graduated from Banning High School where he was a fine athlete. Mr. Jasper also was a drummer in the national award-winning Wilmington Drum and Bugle Corps for many years.
He was a World War II U.S. Navy veteran. He proudly served as an aircraft mechanic on the famous fighter plane, the Grumman F6F Hellcat, until his honorable discharge in 1945.
He labored as a heavy-duty mechanic for Metropolitan Stevedore Company, working in and around the Ports of Los Angles and Long Beach, Calif. until his retirement.
He lived in Payson, Ariz. for more than 20 years after moving from his Torrance, Calif. home with his wife of over 50 years, Dorothy.
His community involvement was continuous throughout his lifetime, first serving as president of the Torrance Pop Warner football organization and later serving honorably and very successfully on many boards and community committees while living in Payson.
“Because of Jack’s long and dedicated service to the community, Payson benefited and became a better town,” writes his family.
Mr. Jasper also has two sons now living in California, Greg and Steve, who will miss him greatly.
No services were held.