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Jack M. Plotts, 92, of Upper Market St., Milton, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville.

Born in Milton Feb. 24, 1924, he was the son of the late Allen and Anna (Mull) Plotts.

He was married to Shirley (Kramer) Plotts, who preceded him in death in 1997.

Jack attended Milton Schools and worked as a welder at ACF in Milton before retiring in 1984. He was a member of Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church in Milton. He served in the Army during WWII earning a Bronze Star and two Purple Hearts. Jack was prominent in the efforts to secure the World War II memorial; also he was chosen as the Pa. representative for a USA Today article about WWII.

He was a life member of the American Legion, VFW, Moose, and 40 et 8, all in Milton. Jack served as Commander, 1st Vice Commander, 2nd Vice Commander, and Trustee of both the American Legion and VFW. He also served the Legion as Sergeant of Arms, Service Officer, and was on the home association. He was a trustee and former Garde De La Porte of the 40 et 8. He was a four-share member of the Union County Sportsman's Club and a life member of the Norry Gun Club and the Keystone Gun Club. He was life member of the NRA. Jack was a life member of the Goodwill Hose Company in Milton, and he received the C. Kenneth Swisher Memorial Award for outstanding service and dedication to the Goodwill Hose Co. and the Borough of Milton. He was an outdoorsman who liked trap shooting, hunting, fishing and camping.

He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Craig and Kay Long of Lewisburg; a stepson, Robert Williams of North Carolina; a stepdaughter and son-in-law Janice and Gene Berkheimer of Florida; three grandchildren, Angi James, Jodi Davenport and Christopher Williams; and three great-grandchildren, Alyssa, Ashley, and Haley James.

Jack was preceded in death by one daughter, Justine Plotts Reedy; and one granddaughter, Barbara Patterson Porter.

Friends and relatives will be received from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1125 Mahoning Street, Milton, followed by the funeral at 1, with Pastor Mark Galbraith officiating.

Condolences may be shared at www.shawfuneralhomeinc.com
Published on February 10, 2018
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