Jack W. McClannahan, age 83, passed away Monday, September 24th, 2018.
Jack was born to the late John Wesley and Louella McClannahan in Atlanta, GA on April 23rd, 1935. He was a dedicated Christian, serving as founding deacon of Mableton Christian Church in Mableton, GA. He was currently a member of First Presbyterian Church in Marietta, GA and an associate member of First United Methodist Church in Ellijay, GA. He graduated from West Fulton High School in Atlanta, GA and served honorably in the United States Navy. Following his military services, he attended Georgia State University, majoring in accounting, and went on to complete his engineering courses at Georgia Tech. Jack worked at Bankhead Cabinets with his then father-in-law for 15 years. He established Atlanta Kitchen Center and two years later, Mastercraft Cabinet Company. When he sold these businesses, he joined Geiger International as an engineer and plant manager for their Canadian facility for 24 years. Jack retired to fulfill his long-time dream of living at Carter’s Lake. He designed and built and beautiful craftsman home at the lake which was enjoyed by family and friends for many years. Jack was a master craftsman and built many heirloom items for family-especially for his much-loved grandchildren. A lifelong fisherman, Jack relished his annual fishing trip with his son Tim and over the years with many special friends. He loved to read but enjoyed it even more when he had personally met the author. He was seen as a wise and thoughtful person to all who knew him. Jack could see many points of view and helped others solve their problems in a fair way that brought peace. He is preceded in death by his half-sisters, Ruby Eaton and Mildred Hunt, and half-brothers Frank and John McClannahan.
He is survived by his wife, Ann F. McClannahan of the home; four children and their spouses, Tim McClannahan and wife, Cheryl of Erie, CO; Cindy and husband Joe Arehart of Palm Coast, FL; Suzan and husband Kevin Duvall of Spartanburg, SC; Pam and husband, Greg Brown of Cumming, GA; stepson and wife, Ken and Elease Franchini of Canton, GA and step daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Aaron Rice of Smyrna, GA. He is also survived by 23 grandchildren and step grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and step great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild also survives.
Graveside military rites will be performed at 4pm on Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018 from the Logan Funeral Home Pavilion with military rites performed by the North Georgia Honor Guard.
Family will receive friends from 5pm until 8pm on Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018 at the Logan Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 12 noon on Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018 from the First United Methodist Church of Ellijay with Dr. Thom Shores officiating. The body will lie in state from 11am until the service hour at 12 noon on Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018. Graveside interment will follow at 2:30pm on Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018 at the Georgia National Cemetery in Canton, GA.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Ellijay First United Methodist Church Building Fund, 75 McCutchen Street, Ellijay, GA 30540 in memory of Mr. McClannahan for the future family life center furnishings.
West Cobb Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. and Logan Funeral Home and Chapel in charge of arrangements.