Rev. Dr. Jack J. Early

Notice of Death - Rev. Dr. Jack J. Early

Retired Elder
Date of Death: 1/22/2022 | Date of Birth: 4/12/1925; | Clergy
We have received word of the Saturday, January 22, 2022 death of the Rev. Dr. Jack Jones Early of Louisville, KY.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Nancye Whaley Early, and a son-in-law, John Best.  He is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law: Lela Martin (Harold), Judy Best, Laura Early (Randy Davis); grandchildren, Chris, Ben (Meg), Kate (Trevor), Joey, Jackson, and Liam; great-grandson, Jack; and sisters-in-law, Katie Ratliff and Adeline Muir.  A visitation will be held at noon on Saturday, February 5, 2022, at Pearson’s Funeral Home, 149 Breckenridge Ln, Louisville, KY 40207, with a service following at 1:00 pm.  Masks and social distancing are required.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to the “Early” scholarship fund at any of these institutions: Union College, 310 College St, Box D004, Barboursville, KY 40906 (; Kentucky Wesleyan College, 3000 Fredericka St, Owensboro, KY 42301 (; or Dakota Wesleyan University,1200 West University Ave, Mitchell, SD 57301 (

Rev. Dr. Early’s history of service is: 69 Tr fm South Dakota Conf; 69 President, Pfeiffer College; 71 Exec Dir of Educational Affairs, American Bankers Assn; 73 President, Limestone College; 79 Taylorsville; 79 Exec Dir of Education, Stone Foundation; 85 President, Kentucky Independent College Fund; 93 Dir of Education, Napoleon Hill Foundation/Consultant, Sue Bennett College; 95 Retired.
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