Jack E. McKillip, 86

Jack E. McKillip, 86, of rural Wabash, died at 10:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 9, 2016, at his home. He was born April 19, 1930, in Wabash County to Alvin and Amanda  (Shinn) McKillip.

Jack graduated in 1948 from Chippewa High School.

He served two years in the U.S. Army.

He married Judy Sinclair at Bachelor Creek Church of Christ on Jan. 1, 1953. A longtime member of Bachelor Creek, Jack served as elder, teacher, encourager and mentor.

He was a lifelong farmer and co-owner of McKillip Seeds. Jack loved his God, family, church, and his business and enjoyed watching sports - especially basketball and Cubs baseball, and woodworking. He was a lifelong Wabash County resident. 

He is survived by his wife Judy McKillip; his four children Craig (Connie) McKillip, of Wabash, Lynn (Rick) Smalling of Markle, Amy Stearley of Wabash, and Mary Jo (Brett) Wynn of Urbana; 10 grandchildren Brent McKillip, Brooke McKillip, Amanda Lloyd, Erin Randol, Shelly Frisch, Eric Stearley, Taylor Fitch, BlakeWynn, Emma Wynn, and Kyle Wynn; his sister, Jean Myers of Greentown, Indiana; and his brother, Ken D. (Betty Jo) McKillip of Wabash; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and his daughter, Lori McKillip, granddaughter Jennifer McKillip, sister, Beulah Lilves, and two brothers, Jim and Bob McKillip.

Funeral services were Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016 at Bachelor Creek Church of Christ, 2147 N. State Road 15, Wabash, with Rick Smalling and David Stokes officiating. Burial will be in Falls Cemetery, Wabash.

Visitation was Tuesday, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash, and one hour prior to the service, Wednesday, at the church.

Preferred memorial is Lifeline Christian Mission, 921 Eastwind Drive, Suite 104, Westerville, Ohio 43081, or International Disaster Emergency Service, PO Box 379, Noblesville, Indiana 46061.

The memorial guest book for Jack may be signed at


Posted on 2016 Sep 14