Jack Eberle of Neola, WV passed away September 29, 2020 at the Genesis Health Care Center in White Sulphur Springs. Jack was born December 13, 1930 and was in his 89th year.
Jack spent his formative years in Mt. Joy, PA where he graduated high school. He earned a B.A. in Bible from Bob Jones University, and a B.D. from Bob Jones Seminary. He also earned a B.S. in Education from Ohio University, and an M.A. in Guidance and Counseling from West Virginia University.
Jack co-pastored and pastored an independent Bible Church in McConnelsville, Ohio for 21 years.
Jack was principal of Tennessee Temple Grammar School in Chattanooga for two years, and helped found Morningside Christian School in Sioux City, IA. However, the majority of his teaching years were in West Virginia: 19 years in Wood County and 13 years in Greenbrier County. Teaching was second nature to him, and he could make complicated subjects simplified for adults and children.
Jack loved the USA and West Virginia. He loved his country home and hiking in the woods, enjoying God’s creations. His character exemplified strength, kindness, and compassion; a good example of a man of steel and velvet.
Jack was proud of his five children and often praised God for His kindness. He said that in spite of his parenting mistakes, God gave him great children anyway.
Jack is survived by his wife of 63 years, Melda, and his children: Eva Blake (James) Scottsdale, AZ; Matthew Eberle (Donnalee) Chandler, AZ; Sarah Easton (Andy) Lewisburg; and Deborah Shah, Fayetteville, NC.
A daughter, Rebecca, preceded him in death. Jack has 14 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, October 4, 2020 with funeral services at 3 p.m. at Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home, White Sulphur Springs with Pastor Ralph Hubbard officiating. Burial will be at the Henry Eberle Cemetery, Mt. Joy, PA a few days later.
Guidelines as set forth by the health department for Covid-19 will be followed: masks and safe distancing.
Please send online condolences by visiting www.WallaceandWallaceFH.com.
Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in White Sulphur Springs is in charge of arrangements.