Jack M. Gwaltney, 82, of Princeton passed away Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014 at Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Newburgh.
He was born Nov. 11, 1931 in Poseyville to Roy and Farrie (Nichols) Gwaltney.
He had lived in Princeton since 1965 coming from California. He served in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict. He was on the USS Rowan and received the National Defense Service Medal, China Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal and Korean Service Ribbon (2 Stars).
Jack worked at Hansen Manufacturing for 45 years, retiring in 1996, as the manager of Purchasing and Production Control. He was a lifetime member of the Elks B.P.O.E. #634, VFW #1147, American Legion #25, and Prince Lodge #231 F.&A.M.
He is survived by his daughter Theresa Jo Gwaltney of Vienna, Virginia; son Michael Jay Gwaltney of Greenfield; two grandchildren Teagan and Will Gwaltney also of Greenfield; former wife Jean Gwaltney of Princeton; a brother Max Gwaltney of Port Saint Lucie, Florida; two sisters Doris Mattingly of Lafayette and Harriet Lamar of Naples, Florida; several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Alice (Newton) Gwaltney in 2004; four sisters Phyllis Humphrey, Joyce Kennard, Peggy Jackson and Sue Andrews; and a brother Bob Gwaltney.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014 at Colvin Funeral Home in Princeton, officiated by Rev. Jarmon Perkins. Burial will be at the Columbia White Church Cemetery in Princeton.
Visitation will be from noon until service time at the funeral home on Sunday. Military graveside rites will be conducted by Retired Military Veterans.