DR. JACK C. AVERY was born Jan. 31, 1929, and passed away June 30, 2019. He was a resident at TLC Nursing Center in Oneonta. Dr. Avery was a member of First Baptist Church where he was a member of the choir. He graduated from Susan Moore High School, Snead State Community College, Samford University, Vanderbilt University (master’s degree in education science) and Nova Southeastern University, where he received his doctorate degree in cardiovascular physiology. He retired from Gadsden State Community College.
He is preceded in death by his parents Tugalo and Isa Yarbrough Avery; sisters Ruth Lattie and Mary W. Ford; brothers Glenn Avery, Clarence Avery, and Russell Avery. He is survived by his son Joe (Julie) Avery; granddaughters Kyra (Luke) Tidmore and Abby Crigger; a host of nieces and nephews.
The family would like to express their appreciation to the staff of the Olive Home and TLC Nursing Center in Oneonta, and New Beacon Hospice. The family received friends at Lemley Funeral Home from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. on July 3. Funeral services followed at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Lemley Funeral Home with Bro. Bill Barnett officiating. Burial followed at Oak Hill Cemetery. Family and friends served as pallbearers. The family suggests memorial donations to the Alzheimer’s Research Center of the American Cancer Society.
-obituary written by family