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Blount & Curry Funeral Home-Carrollwood

3207 W Bearss Ave, Tampa, FL

OBITUARY

Jack Edward Brubaker Jr.

January 24, 1946October 31, 2019
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Jack Edward Brubaker, Jr. of Tampa, Florida, born January 24,1946 and 73 years of age, went to be with his Lord, October 31, 2019.

He is preceded in death by his father, Jack, and mother, Mary.

He is survived by daughters, Summer and Jacquelyn and son, Weston Watson. Three grandchildren, Liam, Jace, and Madeleine. Also survived by his brother Mark (Christine) and sisters, Andi (Alton Rigby) and Candace; he is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and numerous close friends and business colleagues.

Jack graduated with his BA and was enrolled with ROTC from University Of Southwestern Louisiana. After graduation, Jack proudly served with the United States Air Force and retired Captain after serving in Vietnam flying reconnaissance for his country.

Jack had a love of skiing, golf and enjoying his many close friendships. He was active in Christ Community Church and volunteered as a mentor with Real Estate Lives, which has an award named simply, The Jack Brubaker Award.

Although he had high expectations of people, Jack had an immense quality of being an amazing listener and spoke with a calm, poetic voice that brought much wisdom and solace to anyone who reached out to him. Jack was always available and never too busy to help. Jack is known for his funny antics and more importantly, his kind and compassionate spirit.

A graveside with Military Honors will be held 1:30pm at Florida National Cemetery on Tuesday, November 12, 2019. A Celebration of Life will follow from 5:00-7:00pm at the Carrollwood Country Club in Tampa. In lieu of flowers, the family are asking for donations to be made to Real Estate Lives at http://www.realestatelives.org/donate

Services

  • Graveside with Military Honors Tuesday, November 12, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Memories

Jack Edward Brubaker Jr.

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Calene Ulacia

November 14, 2019

Dear Jack. He was my mentor, my friend, and brother in Christ. I am very sad to lose his presence, his guidance and practical advice, and endless kindness.

He devoted countless hours, energy and heart to us at Real Estate Lives. And we, I am all the better for him. By being Jack, he showed me how to be a better Carlene. Like he always said, just doing what I'm supposed to do.

Meeting his family at his celebration of life was a treat and final gift from Jack.

With love, Carlene

Pola Godsey

November 13, 2019

Jack was a mentor to me while I was involved with REL - as so many have mentioned, a wonderful person that really cared for the people he interacted with. I'm sorry to hear of his passing, but know that he's at peace with his Lord.

Marguerite OQuinn

November 9, 2019

My deepest condolences to Jack's family. Jack was a wonderful, kind, loving person. He will be missed by all

Sharyn Jaxheimer

November 7, 2019

Jack was a sincere and honorable man with deep roots into his military service. I recall a time when my father, a WWII Army Air Corp ex-pow, was in the hospital that Jack went to visit him and later told me and my husband, Bill, that he had visited him and enjoyed chatting with him.
I pray this dear man is rejoicing in heaven with those friends and loved ones that went before him! Rest In Peace, Jack.

Bernhard Kloppenburg

November 7, 2019

Jack helped me so much in the transition master class . Jack interviewed me week in and week out and helped me be a better person and even better job candidate. I did not know him long but something kept drawing me back to his big personality. At a time in your life when you are changing seasons God puts certain people in your life to help you cope with the change . Jack was that person God put in my life. Jack please look down on us and continue to guide us from heaven. I will miss your smile and saying "you got this" after every session. Godspeed !

Chuck Sullivan

November 7, 2019

What a great guy personally and professionally. A loss for the business community, and a greater loss for friends and family. The world’s a better place because Jack was a part of it!

Ray Sandelli

November 6, 2019

Jack, will always be thankful to have crossed paths in life's journey. You were simply one of the GREAT ones.
Keep an eye on us as we live in your light!

Nancy Herz

November 5, 2019

I was one of many who was so fortunate to have worked with Jack at CBRE early in his career. He inspired us to be our best and work with integrity with a focus on what was best for our clients. He led by example and with a positive attitude encouraged others. He loved his family and friends and unselfishly volunteered to help others. Please accept our condolences, and know that our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Jim Kissane

November 5, 2019

My memory of Jack was a committed compassionate soul who always was anxious to assist those in need. Most recently, he was helping our team expand the jobseeker program of the "In Between Jobs" support group in Carrollwood.
He had a gift for connecting with people and a sensitivity to where they were that is uncommon today. His example and inspiration and gift to the community will not be forgotten.

Joe Jones

November 5, 2019

Jack and I lead a career job search group called Transition Masters for the past three years. Jack was always available to help and coach others. He was humble and kind. He was just starting the Transition Masters program at a nonprofit org called Autism Shifts. I will honor him by continuing his work there. Would do anything for him and I know he would for me. Never a better friend. He deserves front row seats in heaven and a golf course with no hazards. Love you man!

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