John “Jack” Paranuk, Jr.
Written by Daniel Davidson on February 17, 2023
John “Jack” Paranuk Jr. Passed away on February 10th, 2023, at his home in Jacksonville, Arkansas. John is preceded in death by his first wife, Linda Mae Evans, daughter Shirley Lynn Paranuk, and son Leon Bodie Paranuk. He is also preceded in death by his sister Delores Sandusky of New Jersey, brother Gene Paranuk of Virginia and grandson Aiden Paranuk of Arkansas.
John is survived by his wife of 45 years, Joan Paranuk, brother Robert “Ears” Paranuk (Joann) of New Jersey, sister Nadja Goncey of Arkansas, son John Paranuk III (Kay) of Louisiana, daughter Lisa Paranuk-Overton (John) of Georgia, son Lonnie Paranuk of Arkansas, daughter Sasha Mares Paranuk of Arkansas, and over 20 grandchildren and great grandchildren. John was a retired veteran of the United States Airforce where he served for 20 years as a Flight Engineer. After retirement in 1975, John began another adventure that started with college and then working in several engineering departments for chemical agencies. After his final retirement, at the age of 73, he moved to Jacksonville, AR and dedicated his time to carpentry, poetry, painting, and family. A memorial service will be held in Minden Louisiana at 2:00 PM on 25 February 2023 at the Rose Neath Funeral home.