Jack VanBuren Springer
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Jack VanBuren Springer, 84, passed peacefully from this life to the next on Friday, March 29, 2013, in Nashville.

He was born in Ashland, Ky., on March 17, 1929, to Albert and Elsie Springer.

A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.

After graduating from high school in 1946, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy where he proudly served on the USS Missouri. Following his time in the service, he attended Ohio State University, where he earned a degree in business administration in 1953. He married Breme L. Holschuh on June 21, 1952, with whom he spent 60 years full of love and adventure.

In 1952, he began a 35-year career with Westinghouse Electric Corp., as a human resources specialist. His time with Westinghouse took him to five states. He retired from Westinghouse in 1987, and he and Breme moved to Hot Springs Village, Ark. During their 14 years there, they spent many fun-filled days teaching their 13 grandchildren how to waterski, fish, golf and play their favorite card games.

In 2001, he and Breme moved back to Norman, where Jack volunteered at Norman Regional Hospital and was active in the South Canadian Amateur Radio Society and University Lutheran Church. Although his first allegiance was to his alma mater, he became an avid OU sports fan, particularly women’s basketball and softball. He also was a master woodworker and spent many hours in his shop creating beautiful furniture. He and Breme moved to Nashville in May 2012.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Elsie Springer; brother, Walter Springer; sister, Betty Wessell; and great-grandson, Denton Brown.

He is survived by his wife, Breme; children, Linda (Jack) Kidwell, Mark (Susan) Springer, Karen (Andy) Rieger, Bruce (Virginia) Springer, Scott (Leila) Springer; sisters: Aileen Morton and June (Bill) Cowan; grandchildren: Christy (Daniel) Brown, Matthew (Bailey) Rogers, Sarah Rogers, Alison (Michael) Finch, Lindsey Springer, Jason Springer, Patrick (Bonnie) Rieger, Lauren (Caleb) Gray, Hannah Rieger, Elizabeth (Tim) Kight, Ben (Johnna) Springer, Jackson Springer and Nell Springer; great-grandchildren: Avery and Addie Brown and Cameron and Channing Finch; and many nieces and nephews.

Memorial donations may be made to University Lutheran Church, 914 Elm Ave., Norman OK 73072, or your favorite charity.

You may share condolences with the family at the Heritage Funeral Home website: www.TnFunerals.com.

Arrangements by Heritage Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 105 Southeast Parkway, Franklin TN 37064.