AVERY, John B., Jr.
Mr. John B Avery, Jr., 68, of Marietta, passed away on Monday, April 21, 2014 at Emory University Hospital. Jack was born on August 14th, 1945 in Fort Worth, Texas. He grew up in Kensington, MD and attended Presbyterian College and then joined the United States Navy. He left the Navy in 1978 and moved to Atlanta and began his career in Information Systems. He was the strong silent type; caring, patient and wise. Jack enjoyed life by spending time with his family, woodworking, going to the beach, grilling out, playing golf, and engaging in lively discussions about politics and life. Survivors include his wife; Carol Avery, mother; Laura Avery, his three daughters and their husbands, Cindy and Matt Ford, Kimberly and Dean Shupert, and Stephanie and Walker Samdahl; his 10 Grandchildren and 5 Great-grandchildren; his sister; Mary Jane Hays and her children, Richard Hays and his wife Katie, and Staci Kimball and her husband Ross and their three children. Jack was preceded in death by his father John Avery, Sr. and his brother Walter. Visitation will be held on Friday, April 25, 2014 from 6:00 to 8:00 at Lakeside Funeral Home (121 Claremore Drive Woodstock GA). A second visitation will be held on Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 1:00 to 2:00 pm at Lakeside Funeral Home. Memorial Service is scheduled for 2:00, Saturday, April 26, 2014 at Lakeside Funeral Home Chapel.