Jack Charles Warter
September 12, 1939 - February 23, 2012
Jack Charles Warter Jr. passed away Feb. 23, 2012 at his home in Claypool, Ariz., surrounded by his loving family.
He was a native Arizonan, born Sept. 12, 1939 in Globe, Ariz. to Jack and Myrtle Warter.
After graduating from Miami High School in 1957, he joined the U.S. Navy and spent two years on the USS Vammen out of San Diego.
He returned to Miami and married his high school sweetheart, Joyce Beedle. He worked 41 years and retired from the local mining company.
He was a life member of the Elks Lodge and held the offices of Exalted Ruler, District Deputy, Arizona State President, and Advisor for the East District Elks. Mr. Warter also served as Ritualistic Team Coach and Judged for Arizona, California, and national ritualistic competitions. He was instrumental in the Arizona Elks Youth Camp located on Workman Creek near Young. He was also active with other Elks projects including the Steel Children’s Research Center at the Tucson Medical Center.
Mr. Warter loved fishing, hunting, playing cards, dancing, bowling and helping those who needed him.
He was a loving husband, father, son, grandfather and uncle. He is survived by all who loved him and will miss him dearly, wife, Joyce Warter; children, Vern of Chandler, Nikki (Martinez) of Chino Hills, Calif., Dan and wife Janet of Tucson; mother, Myrtle Warter of Payson; brother, Gene of Tempe; and sisters, Sherry Proctor and husband Jim, Darlene Daniels and husband Jerry. all of Payson; grandchildren, Danielle, Nicholas, Ashlyn and Jon; mother-in-law, Leona Beedle; many nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.
“A special thanks to John James, a special friend who went out of his way to be there for Jack when he needed him most, including taking him to his treatment and doctor appointments,” writes his family.
Mr. Warter was preceded in death by his father, Jack Warter, Sr.
“He will be remembered most for his contagious laugh and sense of humor. Jack was generous and known in the community for always lending a hand to those in need,” writes his family.
Donations in Mr. Warter’s name may be made to the Arizona Elks Major Projects, Arizona Elks Youth Camp, 4545 E. 5th St. Tucson, AZ 85711.
Services were at 10 a.m., Friday, March 2 at the Globe Elks Lodge, with interment following at 2 p.m. at the Payson Pioneer Cemetery.