Jack Earl Waite

Aug. 1, 1926 – June 9, 2019

Jack Earl Waite, 92, Tyrone, died Sunday.

He was the son of the late Earl Charles and Clara Bell (Snyder) Waite. On Dec. 25, 1946, he married Shirley Marie Fuoss at the Alliance Church of Fuoss, and she preceded him in death Dec. 20, 2015.

Surviving are two sons: David (Kathy) Waite of Bedford and Daniel (Holly) Waite of Tyrone; and three grandchildren: Kristin, Jonathan and Benjamin Waite.

He was preceded by a brother, Robert Waite; and two sisters: Liticia Waite and Mardell Miller. He was the last of his immediate family.

Jack was a graduate of Tyrone High School and a veteran of the U.S. Army. He achieved the rank of corporal, serving during WWII as an airplane and engine mechanic and instructor. He was awarded the American Theater Ribbon, WWII Victory Ribbon and Good Conduct Medal.

He served as a missionary and pastor for churches in Cumberland, Md., from 1950-54; in Cresson from 1970-76; and in Coalport from 1976-88, at which time he retired. He had also served as a missionary to Indonesia from 1954-68, and did pulpit supply at various churches including two years in Karthaus. He was a lifetime member of the Alliance Church of Fuoss Mills, where he served faithfully and was an elder for several years during his time of service.

Jack enjoyed fishing, trains, mission work and garage sales.

Friends will be received from 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, June 12, 2019, at Faith Alliance Church of Fuoss Mills. A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the church, Pastor David Nagel officiating. Arrangements are by Richard H. Searer Funeral Home Inc., Tyrone.

Contributions in Jack’s memory may be made to Great Commission Fund, Christian and Missionary Alliance Office of Donor Accounting, 8595 Explorer Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80920 or to Faith Alliance Church of Fuoss Mills, 188 McFarland Road, Tyrone, PA 16686.