James Frost

Published 12:00 am Thursday, May 14, 2009

James Harold “Jack” Frost departed this life on Tuesday, May 12, 2009 in Milton, Florida at the age of 81. He entered this earthly life on March 2, 1928 in Des Moines, Iowa.
Jack moved to Greenville with his foster parents Roy and Frances Clement in 1940. He finished high school in Greenville. Jack also made the Grayson household his second home. He married Anne Grayson on February 10, 1949.
Jack enlisted in the Air Force in April 1946 and served 20 years, retiring in August 1966. He served in Alaska, Japan and Italy. He served on a number of Air Force bases in the United States: Craig AFB in Selma; Maxwell AFB in Montgomery and at bases in Myrtle Beach, S.C. and in Warner Robbins, Ga.
He also served 20 years with Civil Service.
Jack was a very talented airplane mechanic. He earned a single engine private pilot’s license. This knowledge was used as a source of pleasure. Drag racing was another of his hobbies. He built several race cars in his lifetime.
Jack loved sports. The Atlanta Braves was his favorite baseball team. He enjoyed both college and pro football. Jack was also an avid reader of car and sports magazines. Jack and his family retired to Milton where he received his teaching certificate and was assigned to Jay High School as an auto mechanics instructor.
He stressed correct shop practices, job assignments, use of the proper tools for the job, and maintaining high standards of workmanship with emphasis on safety at all time.
Jack was preceded in death by his foster parents, Roy and Frances Clement; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Lloyd and Nina Grayson; his wife, Anne Grayson Frost; two sons, Harold and Charles Frost; one sister, Jean Clement; a brother-in-law, Howard Grayson, one granddaughter, Christy (Timothy) Shumake and a great-granddaughter, Allie Shumake.
Funeral services for Mr. Frost will be conducted at 11 .m. on Friday, May 15, 2009 at the Lewis Funeral Home Milton Chapel with High Priest Hubert Smith and Elder Don Coleman officiating. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery in Greenville at 2:30 p.m. Friday, May 15 with Lewis Funeral Home directing. Nephews Todd Crutchfield, Andy and Brandon Neimann will serve as pallbearers.
Friends may send condolences and share fond memories with the family at www.lewisfuneralhomes.net.

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