Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Jack Dean Neff (July 30, 2015)

Jack Dean Neff, age 75, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 12:25 PM at State of the Heart Hospice Care Center in Greenville, Ohio. He was born on August 11, 1939 in Darke County, Ohio, to the late Herman & Mary Bess (Beane) Neff Jr.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years Janice (Woolridge) Neff of Greenville, Ohio, whom he married on July 1, 1961 at the Painter Creek Church of the Brethren; son and daughter in law, Dean Scott & Renzen Neff of Greenville; daughters and sons in law, Jerilene & Mark Sweitzer of Piqua, Ohio, and Jodi & Jimmy Besecker of Greenville; grandchildren, Mark Sweitzer, Jade Besecker and Jimmy Besecker; sisters, Veda Replinger of Greenville and Marena Drew of Greenville; aunt, Sara Vanatta of Greenville; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Jack is preceded in death by his parents.

Jack and Janice were the owners and operators of 7th Heaven Arcade in Greenville where teenage kids played arcade games, pin ball machines and many other games. Jack and Janice were so involved with the kids that they all called them dad and mom even after the arcade was closed. He retired from the Darke County Sheriff Department as a Correctional Officer. Jack will be dearly missed by his family and friends.

Service will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are under the direction of Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio. It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to State of the Heart Hospice in Darke County.

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