Thursday, July 14, 2022

Obituary - Henry Arthur Jacks

Henry Arthur Jacks, age 82, of Belton, Missouri, passed away on Tuesday, July 12, 2022 surrounded by loving family at his home.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 16, 2022 at Cullen Funeral Home, 612 W. Foxwood Dr. Raymore, Missouri. 

Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. followed by a funeral service at 11:00. Henry will then be laid to rest at Belton Cemetery in Belton, Missouri.

Henry was born on October 8, 1939 in Springfield, Missouri, to Leonard and Grace Jacks. After graduating high school, Henry enlisted in the United States Air Force on August 15, 1957. Over the next twenty years, Henry honorably served his beloved country and retired. Henry married his high school sweetheart, Geraldine (Christian) in March of 1958 and the union was blessed with two children, Darla and Sheila. Henry also received his education through the military which carried into his civilian career as a machinist for Belton Tool and Machine and he worked for over twenty years. Henry was a man of Baptist faith and for over forty years was involved in the Belton Free Will Baptist Church, serving in a number of leadership positions. Above all, Henry loved his family but also enjoyed nature, fishing, and watching the Kansas City Royals.

Henry was preceded in death by his parents, Leonard and Grace Jacks; three brothers, Eldon, Ronald, and Benjamin; and an infant baby sister.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife of sixty-four years, Geraldine Jacks; two daughters and their spouses, Darla Christine Trimble and husband Kevin; Sheila Deann Franklin and husband Christopher; sister, Virginia Evon Dockwiller; five grandchildren, Nathan Trimble married to Delany, Rachel Spiller married to Kingsley, Nicholas Hertzfield married to Amanda, Oliver Franklin married to Morgan, and Geri Franklin; and eight great grandchildren, Hank, Caroline, Eleanor, Amelia, Haylie, Hunter, Izabella, and James.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital online at or to the Belton Free Will Baptist Church, 215 Mill St. Belton, Missouri 64012

Arrangements: Cullen Funeral Home, Raymore, Missouri 816.322.5278

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