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Jack J. Besecker

August 19, 1935 ~ January 25, 2021 (age 85)


Jack J. Besecker, age 85 of Covington, passed away Monday, January 25, 2021 at his home.  Jack was born in Bradford on August 19, 1935 to the (late) Carl & Retha (Gray) Besecker; a graduate of Bradford High School, Class of 1955; retired as owner for 12 years of KGS Incorporated; 15 Varsity letters out of 16 during his high school athletic career; held the discus record at Bradford for over six decades; had 1333 points in his Basketball career; an amazing athlete in every sport; a past member of Bradford Fire Department; Peewee Football Coach; ran the chains “chain gang” for Bradford football; was a member of the Athletic Hall of Fame, Bradford; transformed the Bradford Football Field; designed and helped build his home, a “Jack of all trades”, with two patents owned; loved to travel and go to Florida for 22 years with his wife, Pat as “snow birds”; an avid golfer; enjoyed watching the Cleveland Browns; an avid Ohio State fan; and a fan of the Covington BUCCS.  Preceded in death by his parents; sister-in-law, Barb Besecker; and his beloved dog and friend, Peppy.  Jack is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Patricia “Pat” A. (Apple) Besecker; his four children, Robert Besecker of Troy, Chris & Nancy Besecker of Covington, David Besecker & Dean Fairchild of Covington, LeAnne & Barry Murphy of Covington; five grandchildren, Stacy Besecker, Meredith Besecker & Michael Collarin, Channing Wolfe, Haleigh Murphy & fiancé, Sam Christian, & Jett Murphy; three great-grandchildren, Madeline Collarin, Sofia Wolfe, & Josie Christian; siblings, Jerry Besecker of Covington, Christie & Robert Short of Oran, OH, Scott & Patricia Besecker of Bradford, many nieces, nephews, other relatives and many close friends.  The family invites you to meet in the parking lot of Bridges-Stocker-Fraley Funeral Home, Covington at 10:45 AM Friday to go in procession to Highland Cemetery, Covington where there will be a Graveside Service with Chaplain Ed Ellis officiating. The family sends special thanks to the numerous caregivers for their wonderful care and also to Hospice of Miami County.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of Miami County.  Condolences may be left for the family at

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Graveside Service
January 29, 2021

11:00 AM


Hospice of Miami County
P.O.Box 502, Troy, OH 45373,

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