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Jack R. Sublette

Jack R Sublette, 70, Palmyra, Mo., passed away at 12:32 p.m., Saturday, March 27, 2021, at his home in Palmyra.

Jack was born March 31, 1950, in Hannibal, Mo., to Fred and Vivian Reiff Sublette. He was married to Diane Moss on July 31, 2020, in Palmyra. She survives.

                   Jack R. Sublette

Other survivors include three children, John (Deanna) Sublette, Brandon (Jessica) Sublette and Jaime (John) Hoerr, all of Palmyra; six step-children, James Gottman, Palmyra; Kim Gottman, Hannibal; Travis (Jill) Arch, Palmyra; Kristen (Joe) Camp, Palmyra; Kelli Arch, Palmyra; and Aaron Arch, Palmyra; 19 grandchildren, Ottilie Sublette, Laithan, Olivia, Mallory and Brody Sublette, Jack, Wyatt and Ryan Hoerr, Shelby Martin, Dylan Johnson, Kacelyn Flachs, Lexi, Ross, Collin Arch, Levi, Hannah and Zoey Camp, Shaylee Walker and Dallas Huff;  three brothers, Rick (Jackie) Sublette, Palmyra; Gary “Bud” (Karyl) Sublette, Palmyra; and Roger (Marilyn) Sublette, Hannibal; and his precious dog, Banjo.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Karen Webb; nephew, John Webb; brother-in-law, Glenn Webb; and great-nephew, Aaron Dawson.

Jack worked as a member of the “Bridge Gang” for Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad. These were the rough and tumble guys who maintained the bridges on train routes. 

Jack had a great love of the outdoors. He was CEO of the “Bottom Feeder Boys”. No matter the season, Jack was outside enjoying all that nature had to offer. He could be found hunting, trapping and fishing, but his true legacy was the time he spent teaching his grandchildren the art of the hunt. Those are the memories he held close to his heart. 

He was a 20-year member of the Jaycees, and he was one of the original founders of the Palmyra demolition derby.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Thursday, April 1, at Lewis Brothers Funeral Chapel in Palmyra. Pastor Greg Mitchell will officiate. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery in Palmyra.

Pallbearers will be Levi Camp, Laithan Sublette, Ross Arch, Jack Hoerr, Collin Arch, Dallas Huff,and Wyatt Hoerr.

Honorary pallbearers will be Ryan Hoerr and Brody Sublette.

Friends and family are invited to Jack’s life celebration at a visitation that will be from 5 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 31, at Lewis Brothers Funeral Chapel.

Memorials may be made to the Handicap Hunt in Monroe City or the Palmyra Assembly of God Church.

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