REED CITY — Jack R. Thirey, 87, of Reed City, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013, at Spectrum Health Reed City Campus.
Jack was born on Dec. 17, 1925, in Detroit to Raymond R. and Charlotte (Leach) Thirey. He was a proud Navy Seabee veteran of World War II and was a Life Member of VFW Post No. 2964 of Reed City. Jack enjoyed all aspects of aviation and received his pilots license after WWII. Jack married Marjorie Johnson on Dec. 28, 1979, in Cedar Township. He was a long haul truck driver for 32 and a half years, worked 10 years at Tubelite and retired in 1991. He had also worked for the city of Reed City. Jack had been an Osceola County resident since 1975 and was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Reed City.