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Celebrating the life of
Jack H. Usher, Sr.
September 10, 1925 - April 05, 2017
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200
  • Visitation
  • 5:00pm to 7:00pm - Thursday, April 06, 2017
  • Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
  • 7200 Hodgson Memorial Drive (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31406

  • 912-352-7200
  • Funeral Service
  • 11:00am - Friday, April 07, 2017
  • First Baptist Church of Savannah
  • 223 Bull Street (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31401

  • 912-234-2671
  • Burial
  • - Friday, April 07, 2017
  • Greenwich Cemetery
  • 330 Greenwich Road (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31404

  • (912) 651-6843

My sincere condolences to the Usher Family. Please know that your loss is shares and that in the near future, Jehovah God will wipe out tears, pain,sickness and death. May fond memories of Jack linger in your hearts forever. Please visit www.jw.org for more encouragement.

Henry, Lawrenceville, GA

May the God of peace comfort you during this difficult time (Philippians 4:6,7). Take comfort in God's promise to do away with pain, suffering and death (Revelation 21:3,4). My condolences to the family.

D Tucker, Locust Grove, GA

I am sorry for your loss. It is never easy losing the ones we love to sleep in death. However, Jehovah will soon act to put an end to death for good (1Corinthians 15:26). For more info regarding this subject, or any area of interest, please visit www.jw.org.

Roosevelt G., Savannah, Ga

Dear Joseph and family, I would liken to take this opportunity to express my sincerest condolences to all of you at this very difficult time. I have fond memories of a few extremely humorous interactions between my dad and yours, most of which took place while we were both enrolled at UGA. He was a fine, upstanding gentleman and I know he will be greatly missed. However, he left behind quite a legacy, not only in terms of his many admirable accomplishments, but also in terms of all of you, his family. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers at this time, and may God bring comfort and peace into your lives in the days and weeks to come.

Michael K. Frech, Gainesville, GA

Every time I drive down East 50th Street I have fond memories of spending time at your home there. Jack was a wonderful neighbor, father and husband. My thoughts are with you all at this sad time.

Barbara Nixon, Savannah, GA

I am sorry to see that Jack passed away. I met him in Dr. Masroor.s office often when we both had appointments. Was good to see and Joan. I am the only survivor of Uncle Charlie and Aunt Rosa>s family as my mother-in-law was Uncle Charlie.s sister.Lizzie Usher Heidt. All the other family have passed. I live in the Heidt home place alone. I am a Life Member Of Salzburger Society. I will tell the Secretary he has passed. My son here is working and daughter-in-law also.So glad had visit with he and Joan. Libby

Libby Heidt, Springfield , Ga

Dear Winn and Family, Bert and I were so very sorry to hear about the passing of your father. He was a wonderful man in everyway, and will be missed by all. We have so many great memories of Jack and our trips to Georgia and the football games. Jack knew all the short cuts to Athens from Savannah!! We loved him! You and all your family are in our prayers. God Bless, Roberta and Bert

Bert and Roberta Josey, Chapin,, SC

Jack Holmes Usher, Sr.

Jack Holmes Usher, Sr., 91, died Wednesday, April 5, 2017. He was born September 10, 1925 in Savannah, Georgia in the family home at 6 East Liberty St. He was the son of Dr. and Mrs. Charles Usher, Sr.

He was a 1943 graduate of Savannah High School. He received a B.A. in chemistry (1948) and a J.D. (1954) from the University of Georgia. While at the University of Georgia, he was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity, the Georgia Bar Journal, where he served as editor, the Case Club Council, where he served as Lord Chancellor, the Student Advisor to first year law students, and a member of Phi Delta legal fraternity.

He began his legal practice as an Associate at Lewis, Wylly and Javetz (1957-1964) and as Assistant Solicitor General -- currently referred to as the District Attorney’s office (1957-1960). He was Assistant City Attorney (1966-1968) and then City Attorney (1968-1970) for the administration of Mayor J. C. Lewis. During his service with the Lewis administration he was responsible for the annexation of the Savannah Airport and the southern half of Hunter Army Airfield into the city limits. He later worked in private practice (1970-1986) before serving as Attorney, US Trustees Office, US Department of Justice (1987-1994).

He was First Chairman of the Young Lawyers Section of the Savannah Bar Association (1959-1960), Secretary of Savannah Bar Association (1964-1965), Parliamentarian of the Georgia Republican Party (1975-1977), Chairman of the Chatham County Republican Party (1981-1983), and was a member of the Georgia and American Bar Association.

He was baptized at First Baptist Church of Savannah on Easter Sunday 1938 and remained an active member throughout his life, serving as church Attorney for over 20 years, Deacon, Chair of the Deaconate, and Finance Chair.

He also was a member of the Georgia Salzburger Society, German Heritage Society, Landrum Lodge no.48 Worshipful Master 1970, Scottish Rite, and Alee Temple.

He was a World War II veteran, PFC, stationed in Camp Blanding (Starres, FL), Fort Baker (San Francisco, CA) and army mine planter USAMP Maybach. He concluded his military service by assisting in the operating room at Fort Baker.

Surviving him are his wife of 64 years, Joan Chambers Usher, and his four children: Joan Wesley Usher, Winnifred Usher Morgan (Philip), Jack Holmes Usher, Jr. "Chip" (Melissa) and Joseph Chambers Usher.   He is also survived by six grandchildren, one great-granddaughter, and many nieces and nephews

Visitation will be 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Thursday, April 6, 2017 at Fox & Weeks, Hodgson Chapel.

Funeral Service will be 11:00 a.m., Friday, April 7, 2017 at the First Baptist Church of Savannah.

Burial will be in the Greenwich section of Bonaventure Cemetery.

 

 

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My sincere condolences to the Usher Family. Please know that your loss is shares and that in the near future, Jehovah God will wipe out tears, pain,sickness and death. May fond memories of Jack linger in your hearts forever. Please visit www.jw.org for more encouragement.

Henry, Lawrenceville, GA

May the God of peace comfort you during this difficult time (Philippians 4:6,7). Take comfort in God's promise to do away with pain, suffering and death (Revelation 21:3,4). My condolences to the family.

D Tucker, Locust Grove, GA

I am sorry for your loss. It is never easy losing the ones we love to sleep in death. However, Jehovah will soon act to put an end to death for good (1Corinthians 15:26). For more info regarding this subject, or any area of interest, please visit www.jw.org.

Roosevelt G., Savannah, Ga

Dear Joseph and family, I would liken to take this opportunity to express my sincerest condolences to all of you at this very difficult time. I have fond memories of a few extremely humorous interactions between my dad and yours, most of which took place while we were both enrolled at UGA. He was a fine, upstanding gentleman and I know he will be greatly missed. However, he left behind quite a legacy, not only in terms of his many admirable accomplishments, but also in terms of all of you, his family. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers at this time, and may God bring comfort and peace into your lives in the days and weeks to come.

Michael K. Frech, Gainesville, GA

Every time I drive down East 50th Street I have fond memories of spending time at your home there. Jack was a wonderful neighbor, father and husband. My thoughts are with you all at this sad time.

Barbara Nixon, Savannah, GA

I am sorry to see that Jack passed away. I met him in Dr. Masroor.s office often when we both had appointments. Was good to see and Joan. I am the only survivor of Uncle Charlie and Aunt Rosa>s family as my mother-in-law was Uncle Charlie.s sister.Lizzie Usher Heidt. All the other family have passed. I live in the Heidt home place alone. I am a Life Member Of Salzburger Society. I will tell the Secretary he has passed. My son here is working and daughter-in-law also.So glad had visit with he and Joan. Libby

Libby Heidt, Springfield , Ga

Dear Winn and Family, Bert and I were so very sorry to hear about the passing of your father. He was a wonderful man in everyway, and will be missed by all. We have so many great memories of Jack and our trips to Georgia and the football games. Jack knew all the short cuts to Athens from Savannah!! We loved him! You and all your family are in our prayers. God Bless, Roberta and Bert

Bert and Roberta Josey, Chapin,, SC


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