George A. Smith & Sons Funeral Home

2812 North Highland, Jackson, TN


Duncan "Jake" C. McInnis III

May 3, 1942June 3, 2020

Dr. Jake McInnis died Wednesday, June 3, 2020, at his home.

Jake was born on May 3, 1942, in Hattiesburg, MS., the son of the late Arlene and Duncan McInnis. He was a graduate of Hattiesburg High School (1960). He earned his BS degree from University of Mississippi where he was a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity. He earned his DDS degree from University of Tennessee Dental School in Memphis, TN. He served in the United States Army from 1968 to 1972. Then he earned an MS degree from the University of Tennessee Department of Graduate Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. McInnis served in private practice as a pediatric dentist in Jackson for over 30 years. He was also an active member of First United Methodist Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister Thelsa McInnis Savell.

He is survived by his wife Joan Ebbing McInnis; daughters Meredith McInnis Hogue (Dr. Michael Hogue) and Megan McInnis; grandchildren Ramey, Michael, Emma Duncan, Ellie, and Lucy; and Rob Savell (brother in-law).

Private services were held on June 6, 2020, with George A. Smith and Sons Funeral Home in charge at the First United Methodist Church in Jackson.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be directed to First United Methodist Church or the West Tennessee Healthcare Foundation.


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Duncan "Jake" C. McInnis III

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gerry samson

June 16, 2020

A fine and elegant person, Jake was the very spirit of compassion and good fellowship. All of us are better for his friendship

Honey Odom Kirila

June 9, 2020

I join I with you, your family and friends in celebrating Jake’s life and the many wonderful times and adventures y’all all shared. Each of us in our class of 1960 HH school also have special memories of Jake, he was much admired and much loved. It seems like only yesterday when Alice Wentworth/Johnson and I took a turn off Hwy 40 on our return trip from Jackson to stop by and meet you and say hello to you both. All will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Honey OdomKirila

Linda Spiese

June 6, 2020

Jake was such a good man, a good friend, a smart man. I admired him and always enjoyed his company. So many of us will miss him. A wonderful family. Love to all of you.