William Jack Core, age 83, of Hominy, Oklahoma passed away August 19, 2011 at the Cleveland Manor, Cleveland, Oklahoma. Jack was born to William Bryan and Edna (Townsend) Core at Hominy, Nov. 10, 1927. Jack graduated from Hominy High School in 1945; Jack proudly served in the United States Army during WWII, and in 1951 graduated from Oklahoma A & M. Jack was a long time resident of Del City and Hominy. Jack was retired; he had been a Dairy Inspector and Milk Lab Tech. Jack relished taking an active role in both his church and in his community. As a long time member of the Hominy Friends Meeting, he gladly gave of his time serving as a Sunday School teacher, on ministry and counsel; and as a member of the finance Committee for the Great Plains yearly meeting. He volunteered for Christ’s Cupboard and acted as treasurer for the Hominy Ministerial Alliance. Jack enjoyed working with the Hominy Community Center, the Hominy Alumni Association and the Breakfast Club Association. Jack also wrote articles for the Hominy Newspaper and helped Morris Fields with the weekly Karate class. He had a gift for showing kindness to others. His tender ways and Can-Do-Spirit made William Jackson Core a beloved family member and friend.
He is survived by one sister: Dorothy Manzer of Hominy, two brothers: Melvin Core and Carl Core both of Pawhuska; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Jack was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters: Lorrena Thompson and Ida Mae Penn; three brothers: Floyd Core, Kenneth Core and Marlan Core.
Funeral Services for Jack were Tuesday, August 23, 2011 at 10:00 A.M. at the Hominy Friends Meeting, Hominy with Pastor David Nagle, Pastor Clifton Phelps and Everett Waller officiating. Congregational songs- “Amazing Grace,” “The Old Rugged Cross,” and special music by Clifton Phelps; Pianist was Waynel Green. Casket Bearers were Homer Joe Holding, Scott Lohah, Cody Revard, Bryan Core, Alan Brown, David Meriable and honorary casket bearers Melvin Core and Carl Core. Interment was in the A.J. Powell Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, 825 N.E. 13th St., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 73104 or Hominy Friends Meeting. Arrangements were made with Powell Funeral Home, Hominy, Oklahoma.