Jack David Nazer

OBIT Nazer, JackMay 29, 1950 – Jan. 23, 2016

A military graveside service for Jack David Nazer of Powell will be held at Crown Hill Cemetery in Powell Friday, Feb. 5 at 4 p.m. Jack, 65, died Jan. 23 at St. Vincent Healthcare in Billings, Mont.

Jack was born May 29, 1950, in Powell, the son of John C. “Jack” and Isabelle Hudson Nazer. He served in the United States Army from 1967-72 and was a Vietnam veteran. After his discharge, he worked in the oilfields, as a mechanic and an over-the-road truck driver. The happiest time of his life was when he was “hauling big rigs in the patch.”

Jack lived in Greybull for about a year before he moved to Powell.

Jack enjoyed working on anything outside; his favorite time of the year was winter, his favorite color was blue. His adventures took him far, but always led him home to the Big Horn Basin, where his favorite place was the Big Horn Mountains, especially Shell Falls.

Jack’s greatest joy was spending time with his family; he also enjoyed good times with good friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister Mary Sue, and “Dad” Otie Craig.

Jack is survived by two sons, Justin Davis of Helena, Mont., and Jack Nazer of Michigan; one daughter, Jennifer Bland of Michigan; brothers Bert M. Nazer of Powell, Johnny Ray Howard of California, Ralph Craig of Michigan, and Carl Wayne Duran of Texas; sisters, Janet Marie Nazer of Lovell, Rose Defenbaugh, Judy Sierra, Glades Prewitt, Darling Craig, Carol Venier and Betty Sowa, all of Michigan, and one grandson.

A celebration of Jack’s life will be held at the American Legion in Powell immediately following the graveside service.