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Forest Lawn Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens

1150 South Dickerson Road, Goodlettsville, TN

OBITUARY

William Jack Oskin

July 29, 1932September 9, 2020
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"Do you have a top ten list? It could change your life." Jack had many and they went way beyond ten items and were perpetually evolving. He said that it would change the way you looked at your life and what you really wanted from it. William Jack Oskin was born to William Laird Oskin and Julia Toth Oskin on July 29, 1932 in Duquesne, PA. He grew up in Homestead, PA--Pittsburgh--born Steelers fan. Jack served in the Army as an MP at Fort Dix, New Jersey where he was always best dressed man on base in his custom-tailored uniforms. He rather always believed in dressing for success. After the service, he attended Ryder College in Trenton, NJ for two years. During that time, however, a mentor introduced him to the printing press business that would define his lifelong career. He began as a mechanic on Gestetner for NJ Duplicates at Palmer Trout, but eventually moved to sales for Adressograph Multigraph where his talent truly shined becoming District Sales Manager and garnering a Life Membership Award for reaching a 100% sales quota for 12 out of 15 years. Addressograph Multigraph moved him frequently, but when they wanted to move him from Madison, TN, he decided to open his own business and Dixie Reproductions was born and has operated since its inception in February 1972 and continues to the present day and where he still worked until July of 2020. His son, Brad, came on board and partnered starting in 1990. Jack was an active member and former president of the Goodlettsville Chamber of Commerce. He was Goodlettsville Person of the Year in 1987 for service to the community. Jack was an avid motorcycle enthusiast and was an active member and recruiter for the Gold Wing Road Riders Association for 18 years and had his onboard stereo set to play "I'm too sexy for my shirt" when he rode into the Honda Gold Wing Wing Ding Fling. Though it was not on the Gold Wing, he continued to ride until he was 87 years old. He also loved boating--naming his first boat after the members of his family at that time--"Bodekadagi". That love was passed down to his sons who have boats of their own and on to the grandchildren and great grandchildren who love to water ski/surf board and tube. Jack loved to entertain gathering together at parties and cookouts with Christmas celebration being an epic highlight of the year with him smoking 25 to 40 hams for friends and family with 45 to 50 gathering around the Christmas dinner table. Jack also spent many years of his life celebrating his faith in God and Jesus Christ and he proudly carried that message as witness to many others. He would pray for those who were suffering, those who needed healing and for those who were lost. Jack is survived by his wife Janie Oskin, brother Joe Oskin, sister Julie Oskin, children-Bonnie Oskin-Scharf, Debbie Walker, Danny Oskin, Jackie Ayers, Brad Oskin; stepchildren-Mickey Hub Swafford, Ronee' Beth Swafford; grandchildren-Caitlin Scharf, Kira Scharf, Robert Walker, Nicholas Walker, Jameson Walker, Ryan Walker, Maegan Elzy, Jule Kranz, Spencer Oskin, Grant Oskin, Sam Ayers, Madelyn Sterban, Emerson Ayers, Allie Mansfield, Logan Oskin, Ashton Oskin, Alex Swafford, Emily Swafford, Hub Swafford, Wyatt Swafford, Sienna Marley Swafford and great grandchildren- Elora Scharf-Thurston, Mackenzie Walker, Vivian Walker, Aiddan Walker, Zoie Walker, Annika Walker, Jack Walker, Bailey Walker, Lucas Walker, Ivy Walker, Cahalen Walker, Kat Elzy, Carson Elzy and Knox Mansfield. Jack is predeceased by his parents Bill Oskin and Julia Oskin, sister Jane Hall, brother Jim Oskin and daughter Kathie Kranz. No matter how you got on this E ticket ride--born into it or jumped on somewhere along the way, one thing is for certain--it may not have been good, it may not have been bad, but guaranteed, it was never boring.

Online viewing of Mr. Oskin's service will be available on Forest Lawn's Facebook page.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Danny Oskin
  • Brad Oskin
  • Nick Walker
  • Ryan Walker
  • Jamison Walker
  • Spencer Oskins
  • Grant Oskin
  • Ashton Oskin
  • Logan Oskin
  • Sam Ayers

Services

  • Visitation

    Saturday, September 12, 2020

  • Visitation

    Sunday, September 13, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Sunday, September 13, 2020

Memories

William Jack Oskin

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Mike & Michelle Jones

September 13, 2020

Our thoughts & prayers are with the family.

Bill Schindler

September 12, 2020

The heavens brought it in a huge angel!

Jack Oskin played a huge role in my life by mentorship and in my faith. He shared with me his love of god and his family. Each and every time I was ever with him he prayed over me and with me. He gave me posters of the 23rd psalms, the lords prayer, and the 10 Commandments. I pass these posters out to hundreds and hundreds of people and will continue to do so because of Jack Oskin.

Jack was not the perfect man as nobody is but he is perfect to me. Jack has made me a better man and husband. I love you Jack Oskin , Emily and I will miss you dearly until we meet again. May God bless his family during his great celebration.

Allie Mansfield

September 12, 2020

Julie Oskin-Todd

September 12, 2020

RIP! Uncle Jack! We will always love you and miss you.

Christina Walker

September 12, 2020

Christina Walker

September 11, 2020

Christina Walker

September 11, 2020

Theresa Pretti

September 11, 2020

I'm very Sorry and sending my Love to All of You!

Jack was a Great Man and Always took care of Family and Friends

When Jerry Blevins worked for him we always had Good Times!

Prayers for Peace and Comfort!

Claudia Tamer

September 11, 2020

Claudia Tamer

September 11, 2020

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