Passing of MIC Thomas Jacks, 1942-2020
Most Illustrious Companion Thomas A. Jacks
Past Most Illustrious Grand Master of Kansas
July 8, 1942-November 30, 2020
MIC Thomas A. Jacks
PMIGM of Kansas
Thomas A. Jacks, 78, passed away at 8:29 p.m., November 30, 2020 at Via Christi Hospital.
He was born July 8, 1942 in Pine Bluff, Arkansas to Curtis A. and Glenda Arlene (Gahman) Jacks. He graduated from Pittsburg High School and attended Pittsburg State University.
On August 13, 1961, he was united in marriage to Dorothy Johns.
Mr. Jacks worked for the State of Kansas, and was a Patrolman for 17 years at Pittsburg State University. He retired in 2001.
Membership was held in several Masonic organizations, including the Marvin Armstrong Masonic Lodge #187, where he served as secretary; Black Diamond Lodge #247 of Weir, Kansas; Red Cross of Constantine; York Rite Masons; Scottish Rite of Ft. Scott; Mirza Shrine; Order of Eastern Star, where he served as Worthy Patron and as a Past Rainbow Dad. He also served as Most Illustrious Grand Master in 2009 and Most Excellent Grand High Priest in 2018.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Jacks of the home; two sons, Mark Jacks and his wife, Laura of Pittsburg and Brian Jacks and his wife, Lynae of Sierra Vista, Arizona; three grandchildren, Blaise, Tommy and Briana and 3 great-grandsons.
He is preceded in death by his parents and a granddaughter Crystal Marie.
A Private Graveside Memorial Service will be held at a later date with Pastor Donnie Talent officiating. The family suggests memorials be given to the Marvin Armstrong Masonic Lodge #187 for a perpetual memorial fund for Tom. These may be left at or mailed to the Brenner Mortuary, 114 East 4th St., Pittsburg, KS 66762. Friends may leave condolences online at www.brennermortuary.com. Arrangements are under the direction of the Brenner Mortuary, Pittsburg, KS.