Jack Gold
Saturday
14
May

Visitation

9:00 am - 10:30 am
Saturday, May 14, 2022
Hadley Funeral Home
405 East Benton St.
Windsor, Missouri, United States
(660) 647-2125
Saturday
14
May

Graveside Memorial Service

11:00 am - 11:00 am
Saturday, May 14, 2022
Laurel Oak Cemetery
501 Poplar Dr.
Windsor, Missouri, United States

Obituary of Jack Gold

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Jack L. Gold died January 1, 2022, at his home in Windsor. He was born May 13, 1931, in Sedalia, Missouri, the son of Earl H. Gold and Helen E. (Iuchs) Gold. On March 27, 1970, in Miami, Oklahoma, he married Barbara E. Dritt and she survives of the home. Jack graduated from Smith Cotton High School in 1949. He earned a BSE in Art from CMSC (now the University of Central Missouri) before enlisting in the United States Army. He served in Korea during the Korean Conflict. Following his military service, he returned to CMSC and earned a MSE in Art and Drama while working as a graduate assistant. He worked in Yellowstone National Park as a waiter at Old Faithful Inn for three summers while working on his BSE. Jack taught Art and Drama in the Henry County R-1 School District for thirty-two years. For several summers he worked as a lighting technician for summer theatre at the State University of New York in Plattsburgh, New York. He enjoyed reading and woodworking. He made many Santas to share at Christmas with friends. Both Jack and Barbara shared a love of the mountains and visited Colorado many times. His passion was driving Old Fall River Road in Rocky Mountain National Park. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Sedalia, and the former Windsor Lions Club. He served on the Windsor Farrington Park Board for several years. He was a member of Phi Sigma Epsilon Fraternity at CMSC. Jack earned the Eagle Scout Award in Boy Scouts and was the recipient of the Henry County Chapter DAR Patriot of the Month award in April, 2018. Jack is survived by his wife, Barbara; a nephew, Christopher Dritt, Pennsylvania; a niece, Jaime Dritt, New Jersey; a great-nephew, Shiloh; a great niece, Autumn Wren; special friends, John and Jane Kopp and family and Scott and Keely Kuehner and sons. He was preceded in death by his parents, his step-father, Ernest F. Strickler; an infant brother, Earl Eugene Gold; and longtime friend, Larry Womble. Jack’s wishes were to be cremated. A graveside memorial service will take place 11:00 a.m., Saturday, May 14, 2022, at the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor. A visitation will be held before the service from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Those wishing to honor Jack with a memorial donation are asked to consider the Windsor High School Master Scholarship Endowment Fund (WHS MSEF) to establish a scholarship in his memory, or to the Good Shepherd Hospice. Memorials may be left in care of the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor.
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