Jackie D. Stump, age 76, of Milford, passed away on July 8, 2022, at home with his family and Mike by his side.

Jack was born on May 15, 1946, the son of John Stump and Eva Wineland McClintic. Jack married Christine Woody on April 6, 1968, and together they had two children, Jennifer and Johnathon.

Jack is survived by his beloved wife, Christine Stump; daughter, Jennifer Garcia; two grandsons: Bruno (Lydia) Williams and Adam Garcia; a great-granddaughter, Isla Williams; a brother, Jerry (Barb) McClintic; and a sister, Joellen Free. He was preceded in death by his parents; and his son, Johnathon.  

Jack graduated from Milford High School in 1964 and served honorably in the Navy for 28 years. He went through the enlisted ranks to become an officer and retired as a lieutenant commander. While in the service, Jack served on a destroyer, two aircraft carriers, submarines and River Patrol Boats (PBR’s, brown water navy boats) in Vietnam. He worked directly with four admirals as part of their personnel staff. Jack was in command of the personnel Support Detachment in Puerto Rico. During Hurricane Hugo (because of his forethought), he was able to keep everyone paid on the Naval base including civilian employees along with the Puerto Rican Off Base Bank which sped up recovery greatly. Jack then spent 10 years serving in the IGR (Indiana Guard Reserve), a volunteer State Defense Force. While in the IGR, he started a Box Campaign with others to help soldiers in Iraq and to support their families. Jack also served at Camp Atterbury for over a year with others processing troops deploying and returning from Iraq. As a result of all of his hard work, he was awarded “The Minute Man” award by The State of Indiana.

During his life as a civilian, Jack worked in various capacities. Starting as a paperboy, he worked as a meat cutter, a car salesman, a general manager of a Ford Dealership, an insurance agent, a real estate broker and also as a business owner. Jack loved his family, community and his country. He was also a member of the American Legion, the VFW, FreeMasons, Shriners, 32nd degree Scottish Rite.

A Celebration of Jack’s life will begin at 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 16 at Mishler Funeral Home, 461 W. CR 9090N, Milford. Pastor Steve Wilson will officiate. Military honors will be rendered by the Milford American Legion and the United States Navy. Burial will take place at Milford Cemetery at a later date. Family and friends will be received from 1 to 3 p.m. prior to the celebration of Jack’s life at the funeral home.

Donations may be given in honor of Jack to Shriners Children’s Hospital, 2211 N. Oak Park Ave., Chicago, IL 60707.

Mishler Funeral Home & Cremation Center has been entrusted with Jack’s care.

Memories and condolences may be shared with the family online at www.mishlerfhcc.com.