Jackie Laverne Sellers, 89, of Colp, passed away Monday, September 6, 2021, at his home.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 8, 2021, at Riggin-Pillatsch & Burke Funeral Home in Carterville, with his grandson, Tristan Tripp officiating. Burial will be in Blairsville Cemetery. Visitation will be from noon to 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, at the funeral home.
Jackie was born September 23, 1931, in Herrin, to Robert L. and Pearl (McPheron) Sellers. He married Oleta Estelle Poole on February 10, 1956. Together they shared 65 wonderful years together.
He is survived by his wife, Oleta Sellers of Colp; daughters, Carolyn Tuttle (Bryan Brooks) of Colp, and Jackie (Bobby) Jenkins of Colp; grandchildren, Lisa (A.J.) Sneed, Ricky Monteith (Linda Williams), and Tristan (Ashley) Tripp; numerous great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins; and his beloved dog, “Baby”.
Jackie was preceded in death by his parents; son, Michael Jerome Myers; sisters, Marie Helms, Odessa Ward, Christine Smith, Pauline Deming, and Flora Wright; and brothers, Noble and Kenneth Sellers.
He retired from Diagraph after 25 years of service.
Jackie enjoyed catching fish, playing a good round of golf, or taking immaculate care of his yard.
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