OBITUARY

Jan Leon Commander

June 4, 1941June 6, 2019
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Jan Leon Commander, age 78, of Columbus, passed away of June 6, 2019. A visitation will be held on Monday, June 10, 2019 from 5:00 until 7:00 pm at Striffler-Hamby, Columbus; Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, 11, 2019, at 2:00 pm at Striffler-Hamby, Columbus; Interment will be in Lakeview Cemetery in Phenix City.

Jan was born on June 4, 1941 in West Point, GA; the son of John Corbitt Commander and Ruth Miller Commander. Jan has been a resident of the greater Columbus Area his entire life, he graduated from Jordan High School.

On September 7, 1977, Jan married Rebecca “Beckie” Cofield. Believer of the Lord, Baptist by Faith. Through the years Jan worked at manager at Marilyn’s shoe store, manager of the Pratt/Whitney employee store, and retired from Synovus. To know Jan would be to know that he was a humble man; he was always happy; problems just weren’t problems, no need to worry, things will work out; and he cherished the dogs that were part of his family. More than anything, Jan loved his family.

He is preceded in death by; his parents; a son, Greg Commander; and three brothers, Sam, Jack, and Michael. Survivors include; his wife, Beckie; two sons, Scott Commander, Charles Lee Commander; four grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and many dear friends to treasure his memory.

The family would like to express their sincere gratitude for the acts of kindness and care shown to them and to Jan at this time; including the employees of, Columbus Hospice, Columbus EMS, St. Francis MSICU, and the Roosevelt Warm Springs Rehabilitation Hospital LTAC.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.shcolumbus.com for the Commander family.

  • FAMILY

  • John Corbitt Commander, Father
  • Ruth Miller Commander, Mother
  • Beckie Commander, Wife
  • Scott Commander, Son
  • Charles Lee Commander, Son
  • Greg Commander, Son
  • Sam Commander, Brother
  • Jack Commander, Brother
  • Jack Commander, Brother
  • Mr. Commander also leaves behind four grandchildren, two great grandchildren and many dear friends to cherish his memory.

Services

  • Visitation of Family & Friends Monday, June 10, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, June 11, 2019

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Pat Fields-Pavlatos

June 10, 2019

A wonderful friend and employee...may he join Greg and Tim in heaven...keep them in line Jan

Wayne Lott

June 10, 2019

Great friends and class mate. Sorry I didn't know something sooner.

Elsie Austin-Ezell

June 9, 2019

Thank you for so many happy memories through the years. Please hug Horace, Charles and James for me. See y’all soonn! Elsie Maddox

Kendra Ensunsa

June 8, 2019

We met the commanders “Jan & Becki “, when my husband got stationed in GA, they were lovely neighbors. Becki would come in our house sometimes and we would go to theirs. I remember when we’re pretty new in Ga and it was New Years Eve and we were lighting some small fireworks and Jan got annoyed and said we shouldn’t be doing that. I figured he’s strict , otherwise he’s just quiet. 😂😂😂

Perry Hallford

June 8, 2019

To know him, he made an impression. JVHS60 will never forget you and our high school days.
Much love and prayers to Beckie and family 🙏. Peace.

Brenda (Yates) Pate

June 8, 2019

I graduated with Jan from Jordan!! So sorry to hear of his passing! Prayers for the family!

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