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Jack W. Render

August 1, 1939 — January 14, 2024

Jack W. Render, age  84, of Copeland Oaks, formerly of Salem, Iva, SC & Alliance went home to be with the Lord, on Sunday, January 14th surrounded by family

He was born August 1, 1939 in Pontiac, Michigan, the son of the late Rita Wright and the late Wilson Render.

He married Janice Rutherford in Lapeer, Michigan on June 11, 1960, and they moved from Michigan to Ohio in 1970 for his employment at GM - Lordstown, to Iva, SC in 2009 after retiring and then Alliance Ohio in 2020.

Jack was a proud Conservative Army Veteran, stationed in the U.S. and Germany from 1958-1961.

He was employed for 30 years with General Motors, starting in Flint, Michigan and finishing at Lordstown, Ohio, retiring September 1, 1992.

He graduated from University of Michigan – Flint with an  Associates in Business and Computer Sciences in 1971, and received a BA in Business Management at Malone University, Canton, Ohio in 1987.

He attended Alliance First Friends Church, Alliance, Ohio. He was Chaplain and a speaker for the Gideons to churches while in Iva SC.  In Ohio, he was a lay speaker to churches, groups and led numerous Bible studies.

Next to the Lord, his one great passion was working with young people and was a Little Eagles coach, 8th Grade football, Varsity Track official and any other areas where needed in the sports programs at United Local Schools. He also enjoyed hunting and golfing.

On February 16, 1997, he received a Meritorious Award from the Ohio High

School Athletic Association, for outstanding service as a registered official

was also given a plaque from the Mahoning Valley Basketball Officials Association in recognition of serving for 15 years.

Jack is survived by his wife, Janice Render; daughter, Renee Render McCallum, Iva, SC; son, David Render of Alliance; granddaughters, Olivia Render, Alliance Dr. Laura (Hobey) Tam, Six Mile SC, Anna (Mackie) Phillips, Hendersonville, NC; great-grandchildren, R.J. and Salem Phillips; and grandchildren and great-grandchildren by choice, Kirstie (Ben) Williamson, Annika, Lucas and Landon and TJ (Shelley) Rosenberg, Tenley & Ripken. He is also survived by brother, Bud (Ruth) Render Brown City, MI; sister, Beverly Sohn of North Branch, MI; and an incredible friend, Dan McLaughlin.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Wilson Render, Rita Wright and Worda Wright; a daughter, Jeannine Render; and, brothers-in-law, Glenn Sohn and Bill Rutherford.

Calling Hours will be held at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home on Friday, January 19th from 2:00pm – 4:00pm. A Memorial Service will follow directly after calling hours with Pastor Pete Fowler officiating.

Private burial will be in Attica Township Cemetery, Attica, Michigan

Memorial Contributions may be made to United Gridiron Club, 8143 State Rt. 9, Hanoverton, OH 44423; Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, 1 Billy Graham Parkway, Charlotte, NC 28201-0001; Samaritan’s Purse, P.O. Box 3000, Boone, NC 28807-3000


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Friday, January 19, 2024

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75 S Union Ave
Alliance, OH 44601

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