Jack DePriest

Jack DePriest, 85, of Monett, Missouri, passed away March, 29, 2024 at his home.

Bom May 13, 1938, Jack was raised in Monett and chose to make his life here. He met, then married Ellen Eckman June 1, i960, and together they raised four children. He was a long-time employee of Jumping Jacks, finishing his career at EFCO Corporation. He enjoyed fishing, golfing, boating, camping, gardening and spending time with family.

Jack was preceded in death by his parents Lula (Downs) and Louie Smith, Edgar DePriest; siblings Bonnie and Keitb Stephens Sr. and Danny Smith.

He is survived by his wife, Ellen; sister Kay (J.D.) Shelley of Monett; sons Mike (Jennifer) DePriest of Chicago and Keith (Suzanne) DePriest of Monett; daughters Karen (Jeff) Smith of Monett and Mary (Darren) George of St. Louis as well as several beloved grandchildren, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. There are no services planned at this time. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association. Arrangements are under the personal care and direction of Buchanan Funeral Home, Monett, MO.