Jack Lee Wappes, 80, died Friday, August 15, 2014 at The Waters of Martinsville, Ind.
He was born September 5, 1933, in Auburn, Ind., to Howard and Vera (Provines) Wappes.
He graduated from what is now DeKalb High School in 1952 and served in the U.S. Air Force from 1954-1958. In 1957, he and his wife settled in Martinsville, Ind. He was a member of Masonic Lodge No. 74 F & AM, Elk’s Lodge No. 1349, Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge No. 1127, Order of Eastern Star-Martha Chapter 217, Murat Shrine Club, and Indiana State Seniors Golf Association. After his honorable discharge from the U.S. Air Force, he began a long career in sales and marketing. He spent many years traveling across the U.S. as a representative of companies such as Nabisco, Federal Signal, Indiana Fire Apparatus, and Michigan Chrome & Chemical. He was also an entrepreneur. In 1982, the Wappes family purchased the Maple Grove Village and Store in Green Township. His other business ventures included real estate and owning/operating a bus for the Martinsville School District.
He was married September 17, 1955, in Germfask, Mich., to Sally Harris. She survives.
Also surviving are one son, Steve Wappes; and Michele and Hope Knoy.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter, Colleen Wappes, and one brother, Perry Wappes.
There will be no services.
Memorials may be directed to the Morgan County Humane Society.
Online condolences may be sent at www.costinfuneralchapel. com.
Costin Funeral Chapel in Martinsville, Ind., was in charge of arrangements.