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Jackie D. Lee Kreighbaum (b. October 22, 1929, d. February 7, 1977)Jackie D. Lee Kreighbaum (son of Frank David Kreighbaum and Milla Veree Henry) was born October 22, 1929 in Carthage, MO7, and died February 7, 1977 in Oklahoma City, OK8.He married Virginia Aileen Smith on June 6, 1953 in Hampton, VA9, daughter of Hugh McKenzee Smith and Ruth Virginia May Griffin.
Notes for Jackie D. Lee Kreighbaum:
Jack Kreighbaum was born and raised on a 40 acre farm 8 mi. NNE of Carthage, MO.
He joined the army at age 18 and went through basic training at
He served in the Aleutian Islands during the Korean War.
He learned drafting and silk-screening skills in the army.
After leaving the army with an Honorable Discharge, he worked as a silk-screener in Newport News,VA.
After marrying Virginia A. Smith in 1953, they moved to Philadelphi, PA were he worked as adraftsman.Diane was born here.
In 1955, they moved to Carthage, MO, where they lived with his parents until about 1955 when Kevinwas born.They bought a house at 1236 (?) Valley St. in Carthage and lived there until about1961 when Julie was born.
They then purchased a house at 409 Highland Avenue across from the old Catholic Boys' School.
Jack worked for the Carthage Marble Corporation as a draftsman.
In about 1969, they moved to Miami, OK to become partners in the purchase of a civilian airport andflight school.Jack had learned to fly in Carthage and went into business withEugene andMarilyn Ingram. He held the following licenses: Private Pilot, Commercial Pilot, AdvancedGround Instructor, Flight Instructor, Instrument Ground Instructor, with over 1000 hrs. in fixedwing, single engine aircraft.
In 1971, the partnership was dissolved and the family returned to Carthage, where Jack returned towork at Carthage Marble Corporation. They purchased a house at 1052 S. Garrisonwhichthey owned until 1976.In 1976 Carthage Marble Corporation was sold to an overseas firmand the staff was laid off.Jack found a job in a similiar line of work in Oklahoma City, OKand had just purchased a house there on the day before he suffered his first heart attack inlate December, 1976.
Jack, Gini and Julie returned to Oklahoma City after his hospitalization.He suffered another heartattack at his home on February 7, 1977 and died.
Jack had many interests and hobbies.These included a love of fishing, photography and most of all,flying.He was always a family man and instilled a love of reading in all his children.Heleft a gift of love, laughter and tolerance of others.
More About Jackie D. Lee Kreighbaum:
Fact 4: July 12, 1948, Entry into Active Duty.
Fact 5: February 1, 1949, Eng School, Ft. Belvoir, VA (Eng-Drafting).
Fact 6: Good Conduct Medal upon Discharge.
Fact 7: Certificate of Death #03317, State of OK.
Military: June 9, 1952, Honorable Discharge, Book 1170, pg. 384, Ft. Eustis,Va..
Occupation: Draftsman, Pilot.
Social Sec. #: 556-32-1629.
More About Jackie D. Lee Kreighbaum and Virginia Aileen Smith:
Death of one spouse: February 7, 1977, Oklahoma City, OK.
Marriage: June 6, 1953, Hampton, VA.9
Marriage Fact: June 6, 1953, Married at Presbyterian Church, Hampton, VA.
Children of Jackie D. Lee Kreighbaum and Virginia Aileen Smith are:
- +Diane Kreighbaum.
- +Kevin Lee Kreighbaum.
- +Julie Kreighbaum.