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Jack Eller

April 9, 1947August 6, 2019
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John Harrison Eller, known to all as Jack, passed away on Tuesday, August 6th, surrounded by his family and loved ones after his short battle with ALS.

He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Joanie Nesbitt Eller, his sons, John Harrison Eller, Jr. (Hope), and Phillip Stockton Eller, his grandchildren, Ashley Howton Eller (17), Anderson Nesbitt Eller (16) and Baker Harrison Eller (11), and his sister, Joanne Eller Bell, numerous nephews, nieces and cousins. His parents, and his brother, Doug Rodimer (Rod) Eller, Jr, preceded Jack in death.

Jack was born in Jacksonville, FL on April 9th, 1947 to parents Douglas Rodimer Eller, Sr. and Mary Steeg Eller. He graduated from Bishop Kenny High School in 1966, and graduated from Florida State University in 1972 with a degree in Business Marketing.

The two loves in his life were first and foremost, his family, and of course his beloved Seminoles. Always the life of the party, Jack never met anyone who didn’t fall in love with him upon meeting him. He brought laughter to all who knew him, especially whether telling the joke, or attempting to tell it.

Jack was a past member of Riverside Rotary, a Past President of the Professional & Businessmen’s Association, past member of The Florida Yacht Club, Ye Mystic Revellers and the Jacksonville Seminole Boosters. Probably the greatest organization he belonged to was the group known as the Dirty Dozen, whose lifelong friendships and wonderful families still exists today - and will forever.

He was the hardest worker anyone knew. Always dedicated to every organization he worked with, notably with Florida Rock for 18 years, and Ring Power Corporation for the past 19 years.

Services will be held on Saturday, August 10th at 11:00am at St. Matthews Catholic Church, 1773 Blanding Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32210. Reception will follow at the church.

In lieu of flowers, the family asked for donations to the ALS Association Florida Chapter www.ALSAFL.org or a charity of your choosing.


  • Visitation Saturday, August 10, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, August 10, 2019


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August 12, 2019

I can't say enough about Jack Eller, He was always the guy to answer the question and if he didn't know the answer. He wasn't scared to tell you, but would find the answer for you. Jack was always a very positive person / employee and the RingPower family will miss him dearly. My heart goes out to your family, as I could tell by the pictures shared there was always laughter and joy with Jack around by the family photos.
Thanks for sharing those pictures with us, it's very obvious to tell we will ALL miss him.

Thanks / Don Dueling

Andrew Romer

August 9, 2019

Dear Eller Family,

Pam and I were so sorry to hear about Jack. Although we have lost touch over the years he will be in our hearts forever. We will sadly miss the funeral due to travel but we send our heartfelt sympathy to the family.


Andy and Pam Romer

Jon Fowler

August 9, 2019

Can't say enough about Jack. I never went to him with a work related issue, where he didn't have an answer or he would say "I don't have an answer, but I will get back with you." He always did. I respected him greatly and am saddened by his loss. Shelly and I are praying for peace and comfort for the family. May God bless you all.

Lisa Filipkowski

August 9, 2019

God bless and comfort your family. You will be missed greatly.
Rest in Peace and go with God.


Jana & Ed Woodall

August 9, 2019

We both worked with Jack in years past at Florida Rock. He was the fun loving guy everyone wanted to be around. I have heard many “Jack and I” stories from Ed.
We are so sorry to hear of his passing and send our regards to Joanie and the family.
Ed & Jana

Leigh Philips

August 9, 2019

I first met Jack (& Joanie) in the 80’s shortly after college graduation. Our friendship was immediate, as we shared a love for truly tasteless (though hilariously funny) stories, Miller Lite and silly practical jokes. In the next decade, John Eller, Jr. would marry my sister, Hope, and I was fortunate enough to then become a distant, though connected, part of their family (or so it works in Ortega!). Then I got to see Jack in another light - still a lover of tasteless (though hilariously funny) stories, Miller Lite and silly practical jokes, along with a loving & unwavering commitment to his family - all 9, 000 of them. Jack was a exemplar husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather, uncle and friend. He will be forever missed, BUT we each carry a story, a joke, a mannerism - a piece of Jack with us always. It’s hard not to when you cross the path of such an authentic character & gregarious human being as that of Jack Eller. RIP Jack. We sure love you.❤️

Mary Kidd

August 8, 2019

I have loved this man since I was old enough to know what love was - probably about 6 years old! I loved him wholly and unconditionally which is also how I think he loved me.
Grieving is such a personal and private thing . And it hurts so much to even talk about him in the past tense.
I am so grateful that he was with me for all of my major life events. And I feel blessed that I was with him for most of his - starting with his wedding and ending with his passing. His death leaves a void in my life that can never be replaced. But I am a happier and better person for having known him and having loved him. He was a person who made my life brighter and better by being in it. My heart is well and truly broken by his passing but I will hold our memories deep in my heart and they will sustain me through this difficult time. I love you Uncle Jack. And I'm so glad that you knew that. X