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Major Jack Owen Repass, Jr., 76, of Wake Forest, was Promoted to Glory on June 8, 2018. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack O. Repass and Florine Broadwell Repass, and sister Jackie Watkins. He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Major Janice Repass, daughters Karen (Marvin) Wright, Heather (Josh) Kerr, and Carolyn (Butch) Mallard; sister Linda (Wilton) Dickerson, brother-in-law Paul Watkins; Grandchildren Peyton, Meredith, Riley, Preston, Beth, Matthew, and Rebekah.
Major Jack O. Repass entered The Salvation Army School for Officers’ Training in Atlanta, GA in September 1966. He was the cadet assigned to pastor at the Atlanta State Penitentiary and commissioned as a Salvation Army officer on June 8, 1968. Lieutenant Jack Repass was appointed to assist in Savannah, GA. He married Lieutenant Janice Mills in 1969 and they served together in the following appointments: Corps officers-Atlanta Clark-Howell, GA, Waycross, GA, Albany, GA, Savannah, GA, Fort Myers, FL. Area Commanders and Corps Officers-Tampa, FL, Jacksonville, FL. ARC Command-Louisville, KY. Area Commanders and Corps Officers-Raleigh, NC, Knoxville, TN. Corps Officers-Bradenton, FL.
After 40 years of service, Major Jack O. Repass honorably retired from active service on July 1, 2007. He was quoted as saying, “People speak of careers, but being a Salvation Army officer is not a career. It is a calling that doesn’t end until the Lord calls me home.”
Visitation will be held 5:30 PM-6:30 P.M., Tues., June 19th 2018 at The Salvation Army, 902 Wake Forest Rd, Raleigh, NC 27604 followed by a memorial service at 7:00 P.M. in lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made directly to The Salvation Army in Raleigh, NC.
A service of Clancy Strickland Wheeler Funeral Home, Wake Forest, NC. (919)556-7400
The Salvation Army
902 Wake Forest Road, Raleigh NC 27604