Jack E. “Zippy” Wilson age 93 of Hammond, passed away on Friday July 9, 2021. He is survived by his children Deborah (Richard) Gluth and Thomas (Paula) Wilson; grandchildren Tricia (Joe) Nappo, Rick (Renee) Gluth, Christopher (Jessica) Gluth, Brianna (John) Eder, and Thomas Wilson; great grandchildren Katelyn, Tristan, Makhia, Logan, and Brooklyn; several nieces and nephews and by his feline companion Wacko. He was preceded in death by his parents Fred and Goldie Wilson, wife Jean, and by his brother William. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday July 13, 2021 at 11:00am at LaHayne Funeral Home with Pastor Bob Parnell officiating. Burial will follow at Elmwood Cemetery in Hammond. Friends may meet with the family on Tuesday July 13th from 9am-11:00am at LaHayne Funeral Home located at 6955 Southeastern Ave. in Hammond.
Jack was a retired Asst. Fire Chief with the Hammond Fire Dept. after 31 years. He was a member of the Firefighters Union Local #556. Jack was a Navy Veteran and member of the American Legion Post 369 and American Legion Post 66, the VFW #802 (serving as Bar Manager for 15 years) and the VFW #7881, the Hammond Mohawks, and the Teamsters Union Local 142. He also loved hunting and fishing.
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