He was born Sept. 14, 1926, in Morehead, Ky., the son of Charles and Maudie (Chapman) Hargis.
Jacks’ faith and commitment to his church were very important to him. He most recently attended Barrett’s Chapel. He cherished the time spent with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He enjoyed playing guitar.
He spent a brief time in Arizona where he was a member of the South Arizona Old Time Fiddlers Association and owner and operator of Custom Topper alongside his wife Betty.
Jack is survived by his wife, Betty (Johnson) Hargis; their three daughters, Jacqueline Hargis of Tucson, Ariz., Carla (Steve) Dearth of New London and Teresa (Harold) Chandler of Louisville, Ky.; grandchildren, Josh, Steph, Brent, Jason and Joslyn; 10 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Peggy Philhower and Pat Rook.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, William, Vernon, Randall, Thomas and Robert.
A gathering of friends and family will be 4-6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20, at Eastman Funeral Home, 200 W. Main St., New London, where a memorial service will begin at 6 p.m.
Condolences may be shared at eastmanfuneralhome.com.