John "Jack" Harrigill

March 29, 2023

May 3, 1936 - March 25, 2023

Funeral services for John “Jack” Harrigill, 87, of Oldenburg, were held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, March 28, 2023, at Franklin Funeral Home in Meadville with the Rev. James Hunsucker and Dr. Matt Buckles officiating.

Interment was in the Roxie City Cemetery.

Visitation was held from noon until the time of service on Tuesday, March 28 at the funeral home.

Mr. Harrigill was born to John V. Harrigill Sr. and Doris Guice Harrigill on May 3, 1936, and passed away on Saturday, March 25, 2023, at Meadville Convalescent Home.
“Jack,” as many of his friends knew him, served his country in the United States Army National Guard.

He also served as a deacon at Elmo Baptist Church after being ordained in 1996, and was instrumental in erecting the existing church building.

He and his wife, Ellen, loved camping across the United States, especially in the Great Smoky Mountains.

He loved growing a bountiful garden and sharing the abundance of produce with friends and neighbors.

Jack built bird houses and was quite a skilled carpenter.

He loved the Lord and his family. Jack’s witness to the Lord is reflected — even today — in an ongoing, 10-year mission ministry from Elmo Baptist to central Kentucky that was initiated by a casual conversation between Jack and another customer in a restaurant.

His humor won the hearts of Meadville Convalescent Home residents and staff during the past year.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his first wife, Peggy Dickerson Harrigill; his sisters, Catherine Young and Patsy Shell; and his brothers, Freddie Harrigill, Bobby Harrigill and Charles Harrigill.

Survivors include his wife, Ellen Prather Harrigill; his daughter, Jackie Bass; his sons, Ricky Harrigill and Tony Harrigill; his brother, Larry Harrigill; his sister, Jewel Farmer; his seven grandchildren; his 15 great-grandchildren; and his two great-great-grandchildren.

Jack’s extended family includes his step-sons, Matt and Carey Buckles; his step-daughter, Sara Boykin; along with nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Keith Allen Bass, Mark Daniel Bass, Josh Hunter Bass, Clayton Thomas Kinley, Jackson Graham Buckles and Tommy Hawley.

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Franklin Funeral Home of Meadville was in charge of arrangements.