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John "Jack" Edward Mecum
July 15, 1942 - July 21, 2017

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John "Jack" Edward Mecum
Jul 15, 1942 - Jul 21, 2017

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John Edward "Jack" Mecum 75, of Sarasota, Florida died Friday, July 21, 2017, as a result of a vehicle accident in Gracey, Kentucky.

He was born on July 15, 1942 in Keokuk, Iowa, the son of Cecil Elmer Mecum and Eudora Mae Thompson Mecum Lawson. He was united in marriage to Sherry Engstrom Mecum on February 9, 1963 and had three children from that marriage. He later married Nita Post Mecum on June 12, 1976, and became stepfather to four more children.

He is survived by two sons and four stepsons, John Edward Mecum Jr. of Burlington, IA, Jimmy E. Mecum of South Chicago Heights, IL, Roy (Pam) Post of Wisconsin, Don (Roxanne) Post of Steger, IL., David Post of Burlington, IA., Jim (Tracy) Post of Morris, IL., one daughter, Jennifer Mecum Mercer of Burlington, IA., sixteen grandchildren, Joey, Jesse, and Jami (John) Mecum of Sioux City, IA., Joshua (Jimmy) Mecum of South Chicago Heights, IL., Emily Mercer, Tyler Watts, and Carson (Jennifer) Mecum of Burlington, IA., Rebecca and Rachell (Roy) Post of Wisconsin, Doni and Dylan (Don) Post of Steger, IL., David Post Jr. (David) of Burlington, IA., Cody, Tyler, Allyssa and Micayla (Jim) Post of Morris, IL., two brothers Joseph V. Mecum and Ron L. (Sue) Lawson of Keokuk, IA., two sisters, Marcia A. Lawson and Ruth L. Lawson of Ft. Madison, IA., as well as many nephews, nieces and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his late wife Nita Post Mecum.

Jack left Keokuk as a young man and moved to Chicago. He had several jobs before becoming a truck driver, which he did for many years. He then tried his hand in the restaurant business in a hamburger/hot dog/pizza place called Jack's in Park Forest, IL., He and Nita decided to move to Florida. He sold the restaurant and moved to Sarasota, FL. In addition to driving a Sarasota County bus for many years, he also drove buses for First Class Tour Bus to Branson, MO and other locations. After he retired from SCAT in 2005, he enjoyed doing home remodeling and restoration work.

Jack loved to travel and would come to Iowa frequently to spend time with his family. Everyone who knew him would say "he never met a stranger" because he loved to talk to people and would talk to anyone and everyone. He loved to go to auctions and yard sales. He was an avid collector of tools, guns and other things that he thought someone else would want or need.

A graveside service will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, September 30, 2017, at Oakland Cemetery, with family and friends meeting at DeJong-Greaves Celebration of Life Centers, 917 Blondeau Street, for a procession to the cemetery.

LeRoy Daughters on Sep 27, 2017

Jack was my cousin. remember him well. saw him several years ago when he visited me in Plainfield Ill Jack and Joe where raised by our grandparents Winslow and Mabel Thompson Our mothers were sisters.

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Oakland Cemetery
16th & Ridge Street
Keokuk, Iowa 52632
2:00 PM

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