Jack R. Greathouse

May 28, 1932July 3, 2019

Jack R. Greathouse passed away July 3, 2019 at WVU Medical Center Parkersburg. He was born May 28, 1932 in Spencer, West Virginia to Brooks C. and Flossie Price Greathouse. Jack graduated in 1951 from PHS where he played basketball and football. He then joined the U. S. Navy where he served on the icebreaker U.S.S. Staten Island AGB-5 during the Korean War. He was hired as part of the first crew at Marbon Chemical, later known as Borg Warner Chemicals, and then G.E. Plastics. Jack coached Small Fry Basketball for the Wood County Recreation Commission for several years. After retiring in 1991 he joined the South Hills Senior Mens Golf Club where he served as Treasurer for several years. Jack is survived by his daughter Laura of Parkersburg, son Jack (Sandy) of Fair Play, SC, four grandchildren: Will (Christi) Walcutt of Parkersburg, Angel (Matthew) Wilson of Lancaster, OH, Jodi (Derek) Smelser of Simpsonville, SC, and Kyle (Rachael) Greathouse of Greenville, SC; seven great-grandchildren: Brayden and Blake Walcutt, Peyton and Lauren Wilson, Mason and Piper Smelser, and Dallas Greathouse, plus several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents he was preceeded in death by his wife Shirley and siblings William Greathouse, Barbara Fowler, Diana Wigal and Sally Snyder. Visitation will be July 5, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, July 6, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral Service will follow at 12:00 p.m. Interment will be at Sunset Memory Gardens with Military Honors provided by American Legion Post 15. Condolences may be made to the family at


  • Laura Greathouse, Daughter
  • Jack (Sandy) Greathouse, Son
  • Will (Christi) Walcutt, Grandchild
  • Angel (Matthew) Wilson, Grandchild
  • Jodi (Derek) Smelser, Grandchild
  • Kyle (Rachael) Greathouse, Grandchild
  • Brayden Walcutt, Great Grandchild
  • Blake Walcutt, Great Grandchild
  • Peyton Wilson, Great Grandchild
  • Lauren Wilson, Great Grandchild
  • Mason Smelser, Great Grandchild
  • Piper Smelser, Great Grandchild
  • Dallas Greathouse, Great Grandchild
  • Brooks C. Greathouse, Father
  • Flossie Price, Mother
  • Shirley (Boyer) Greathouse, Wife
  • William Greathouse, Brother
  • Barbara Fowler, Sister
  • Diana Wigal, Sister
  • Sally Snyder, Sister
  • Jack also leaves behind several nieces and nephews to carry on his memory.


  • Visitation Friday, July 5, 2019
  • Visitation Saturday, July 6, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, July 6, 2019


Jack R. Greathouse

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Kim and. Etsy Wilson

July 6, 2019

Jack and Sandy

Betsy and I send our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. What a long and wonderful life he lived. His legacy will continue to live on through his family and friends he treasured so much.

We Love you

Kim and Betsy

Ronald Basham

July 5, 2019

I had the privilege of both working with Jack Sr. at BWC/GE Plastics and having Jack Jr. as a friend and teammate at PSHS. I will always remember Jack Sr. for his smile, hearty laugh and willingness to help a college co-op student figure out how to get things done at a new company. I am so sorry for your loss. May God give you peace and comfort. Sincerely, Ron Basham

Kim Tice Moorehead

July 3, 2019

So sorry for your loss! Jack was a great man! Prayers and hugs 🙏💔