Funeral services for Mr. Jack Stanton Gaw, Sr., 83, of the
Center Grove community of Jackson County, Tennessee, will
be held at 2 P.M. on Thursday, January 29, 2009, at Anderson
– Upper Cumberland Funeral Home in Gainesboro, TN. Burial
will follow in the Rob Draper Memorial Cemetery in the Stone
community of Jackson County, TN.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 8 P.M. –
10 P.M., and Thursday from 10 A.M. until time of services.
Mr. Gaw passed away on Tuesday, January 27, 2009, at his
He was born May 31, 1925, in Long Beach, CA, to the late
Cleavis and Pearl Wisdom Gaw. On June 22, 1948, he was
married to Nancy Wilson Gaw, who survives.
He was a retired minister of Churches of Christ and a retired
teacher in the Jackson County school system. He was a
member of the Jackson County Retired Teachers Association
and the Church of Christ. He was a minister for 66 years, an
educator for 27 years, and was married 60 years. He was a
1942 graduate of Jackson County High School and a 1948
graduate of David Lipscomb University.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 2
Brothers: Charles Roy Gaw and Lloyd Edward Gaw, Sr.; and 2
Infant Sisters: Margaret and Mildred Gaw.
Survivors include his Wife: Nancy Wilson Gaw of
Gainesboro, TN; 2 Sons and Daughters-in-Law: Jack
(Dorinda) Gaw, Jr. of Cookeville, TN, and Dr. Ted (Janice) Gaw
of Gainesboro, TN; 6 Grandsons: Mark, Jeff, Eric, Brad, Joel,
and Rob Gaw; 2 Great-Grandsons: Alex and Jackson Gaw; 4
Brothers: Dr. J.C. (Helen) Gaw of McMinnville, TN, Doyle
(Ranelle) Gaw of Brentwood, TN, Dr. David (Patsy) Gaw of
Nashville, TN, and Dr. Bill (Linda) Gaw of Nashville, TN; and 2
Sisters: Sara Lynn of Gainesboro, TN, and Betty Wisdom of
Bro. Randy Bybee, Bro. Jimmy Anderson, and Bro. Dale
Crossman will officiate at the services.
Memorial donations may be made to the India Mission
Fund, Happy Haven, or Potter’s Childrens Home by contacting
Anderson – Upper Cumberland Funeral Home.
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