John "Jack" William Wickstrom
February 19, 1954 – May 24, 2018
John W. “Jack” Wickstrom, age 64, of Knoxville, TN, passed away Thursday, May 24, 2018. He was owner of American Print & Promotional, serving the community for over 25 years. Graphic Arts became his passion after being introduced in high school and earned his press apprenticeship. Jack was very devoted to his family and friends and enjoyed life to the fullest. He was an active member in the business community for many years thru the Farragut/West Knox Chamber and various referral networking groups. His passion for his trade allowed him to serve his customers with creativity & quality. He prided himself on cultivating relationships, which led to lasting friendships and brought him great joy. Jack was a proud man with a huge heart and loved helping others. It showed in his work and his personal life. Jack's legacy will continue to live on thru his sons and grandchildren. He taught them the values of hard work, love, passion in both work and play, integrity, and family and will be remembered by so many whose lives he touched. He loved fishing, boating, making pancake breakfasts, smoking meats & baking, building and fixing things, UT Football, and being with family & friends. Some of his proudest moments were paying cash for his first van, opening his 1st storefront business, Farragut Independence Day Parade celebration, and seeing his son’s accomplishments as well as his grandchildren’s.
Preceded in death by his parents, Leonard & Margaret Wickstrom. His is survived by loving wife of 40 years, Susan J. Wickstrom; sons Eric and wife Shayna Wickstrom and Kurt Wickstrom; grandchildren, Adelie and Taylor; brother, Larry Wickstrom; and cherished niece, Lauren Wickstrom. A Celebration of Life will be held at 4:30 PM, Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at Berry Lynnhurst Funeral Home, 2300 Adair Drive. Pastor Teresa McClure will officiate. A reception for family and friends will immediately follow until 7PM. In lieu of flowers, please visit https://www.gofundme.com/jacksmemorial. Condolences may be offered at www.berrylynnhurst.com.
- Celebration of Life Tuesday, May 29, 2018
- Reception for Family and Friends Tuesday, May 29, 2018
John "Jack" William Wickstrom
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June 6, 2018
Last year our Masonic Lodge needed some extra printing work done. We were more then happy to pay but Jack went ahead and done the work for no cost. Jack loves people and was generous with his time. So sorry for your loss.
June 5, 2018
Sue: I learned of Jack's passing through my sister Grace (Neal's Yard Remedies). I was so sad for you. Grace spoke of how kind you were at your meeting some time ago, which was no surprise to me. I remember Jack's enthusiasm for boating and the obvious love you had for each other. I remember Eric as well. I read the warmth in his write-up about his dad. I'm sure you are proud of him. Both of you are in my prayers.
May 31, 2018
Jack was a GREAT Man, the best printer we ever had, so compassionate,excellent listener, and went out of his way to help the customer. I feel sure that Jack lost money often helping his customers without charging them extra for all the work that he did. GOD bless his family in this time of sorrow.
May 29, 2018
We had such a good time with Jack and Sue just a few months ago dancing and laughing at a Birthday Party. We will remember Jack for the fun loving and kind-hearted person that he was. You will be a reminder that Tomorrow is not promised to any of us and we must live, laugh and love as much as we can. Dance on with the Angels Jack...see you when we get there.
May 27, 2018
I grew up with Kurt and Eric. Jack was a permanent fixture in my life. He and Sue always treated me as their own. Jack had an incredibly warm heart and would do anything for his family and friends. He was like a father to me and I will miss him terribly. My thoughts are with you, Sue, Kurt, Eric and Shayna and the grandchildren. I love you all.
May 26, 2018
Our family has known Jack and Sue for more than 20 years so there are so many good memories. Jack was such a warm and happy guy. His love for his family was second to none. He was a true friend who would do anything for anyone in need. We will miss him very much. To Sue, Kurt, and Eric (and Shayna & the grandchildren), we love you and are here for you.
The Olson's, Todd, Jenn, Kayleigh, & Amanda.