John James Joubert
March 14, 1927 – August 12, 2019
John “Jack” James Joubert, 92 passed away on Monday, August 12, 2019 at The Palmettos of Bluffton, South Carolina, former resident of Hickory, North Carolina.
He was born on March 14, 1927 to the late Patrick and Mary Joubert in Lowell, Massachusetts. Along with his parents, Jack is preceded in death by his loving wife Lucille Gélinas Joubert, brothers James and Joseph, sisters Mildred, Mary, and Helen, son Rudolph and daughter in-law Nancy Misiazek, son-in-law, Bruce Baker, and nephew Michael Moran.
Jack was a 21-year veteran of the United States Navy and served in three wars, World War II, Korean War, and Vietnam. He served at several stations worldwide and on five different vessels, including the USS Wasp which recovered the astronauts aboard Gemini 6A and two space capsules. During his years of service Jack received seven military awards. After retiring from the U.S. Navy, Jack went on to retire after serving 23 years as a coordinator in the traffic and safety division of the Lowell Police Department, earning him a key to the City of Lowell and Certificate of Congratulations from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts House of Representatives. He was a proud and lifelong member of the East End Social Club of Lowell, which he served as president for three terms. Jack was a member of St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Hickory.
Anyone close to Jack knows his smile was contagious and his true passion was caring for those that he loved. Jack will be remembered for his genuineness, kind heart, and sense of humor. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, Pépère (to the great- grandchildren), and “Jack” who will be missed by many, including his dog, Missy.
Those left to cherish his memory include daughter Elaine Baker of Hickory, grandchildren, Wayne Santos (Cil) of York, ME, Renee Webb (Charlie) of Ocala, FL, Cheryl Grant (Carrie) of Bluffton, SC, Kenny Descoteaux (Lisa) of Auburn, NY, fifteen great-grandchildren, fourteen great-great grandchildren, nephews Frank Mahoney and James Moran, sisters’ in-law Rose Thomas and Marguerite Bearton and special family friend Wendy Price and many grand-nieces and grand-nephews.
The Family would like to thank the amazing and caring people of The Palmettos of Bluffton and Crescent Hospice of Bluffton who cared for and truly loved Jack. Special thanks to Allan and Sue Klingel for welcoming him to Bluffton South Carolina and loving him as their honorary grandfather.
Funeral service with full military honors will be held on Friday, August 16, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at the graveside at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, Hickory North Carolina. Father Jim Collins will be officiating the service. Military honors will be provided by the American Legion Post 544.
Pallbearers for the service will include George Baker, Brandon Grant (great-grandson), Barton Grant, Derek Morrissette (great-grandson), Marcus Morrissette (great-grandson), and Charlie Webb.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to TFGE c/o Palmettos of Bluffton, 3035 Okatie Hwy, Bluffton, SC 29909 (The Foundation of Geriatric Education) or to Crescent Hospice of Bluffton, 56 Persimmon St. Suite D. Bluffton, SC 29910.
- George Baker
- Brandon Grant
- Barton Grant
- Derek Morrissette
- Marcus Morrissette
- Charlie Webb
TFGE c/o Palmettos of Bluffton ( The Foundation of Gertiatric Education)
3035 Okatie Hwy, Bluffton, South Carolina 29909
Crescent Hospice of Bluffton
56 Persimmon Street Suite D , Bluffton, South Carolina 29910
- Graveside Service Friday, August 16, 2019
John James Joubert
August 15, 2019
Jack your one of the best, you were a very special man in my life...to sum it up, you along with Ma helped me grow...thank you. I remember when I got my license you would have me drive you everywhere, looking back I know it was your way of making sure I knew all the rules of the road, lol. Always looking out for me...that was part of who you were, very selfless, always looking out for others! Your smile and contagious personality will live on in my memories and my heart. I love you Jack, R.I.P. 🙏
Praying for you and all that loved you....
Heaven has another Angel, and once again your with the love of your life, Ma❤
August 14, 2019
RIP Jack,you will be dearly missed,you are with Aunt Lucille now to enjoy your heavenly live together. I love you. Darlene
August 14, 2019
Uncle Jack you were always our knight in shining armor and so you will always remain. Watch over all of your surviving family. Rest In Peace. Jim and Alice.