Jack Alton Shamblin, 86, of Donalsonville, Ga., passed away Monday, May 19, 2014, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan, Ala.
He was born in Calhoun, Tenn., on Nov. 19, 1927, to Nathaniel Thomas Shamblin and Alice Davis Shamblin.
He served his country in the United States Army as a member of Company “B” 180th Infantry and 45th Infantry Division, serving in the Korean Conflict from 1951-1952. His team was known as the 101 Airbourne Thunderbirds. He worked as a mechanic with Georgia Pacific for many years before his retirement.
He was an active member of First Baptist Church in Donalsonville, where he served as a deacon. He was also a member of the American Legion and the Seminole County Young Farmers.
He leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Ruth Shamblin of Donalsonville; two sons, Terry Shamblin and his wife, Becky, and Tim Shamblin and his wife, Rhonda, both of Donalsonville; two brothers, Thomas D. Shamblin and his wife, Frances, of Ooltewah and George L. Shamblin and his wife, Becky, of Calhoun; two grandchildren, Mindy Shamblin and Tyler Shamblin; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral was held today May 21, 2014, at 11:30 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Donalsonville with the Rev. Tommy Dobbins and the Rev. Michael Wingertsahn officiating.
Interment followed in Friendship Memorial Gardens with Lewis Godby, Scott Mitchell, Bob Dutton, Steve Bailey, Emory Courson, Robin Blackburn, Mitch Royals and Marshall Williams serving as active pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Don Swanner, Dr. C.O. Walker, members of the Whit Aikin Sunday school class and members of the retired Georgia Pacific Workers Group.
The visitation was held one hour prior to the service at the church.
Evans Skipper Funeral Home in Donalsonville, Ga. is in charge of arrangements.