Obituary – March, John Clinton “Jack”

Class of 1935

John Clinton “Jack” Marcy

November 11, 1915 – December 15, 1998

John Clinton “Jack” Marcy, 83, Jones, died at 4:15 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 15, 1998, at Midwest City Regional Medical Center.

Graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 19, at Grace Hill Cemetery in Perry, under the direction of Capitol Hill Funeral Hdme of Oklahoma City. Deacon Luis Huff will officiate.

Marcy was born Nov. 11, 1915, in Greenleaf, KS, the son of Gay and Lilah Brown Marcy. He is a 1935 graduate of Perry High School and attended the University of Oklahoma.

While at PHS, he played football and was a member of the undefeated state championship football team coached by Harold ‘Hump’ Daniels, his mentor.

Marcy played college football at OU, then played professional football.

A retired military man, he was a bombadeer during World War II, flying on 20 successful missions. One ribbon short of being awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor, he was recipient of the third highest award given in the United States, the Distinguished Flying cross with two gold stars. He also received an Air medal with two awards, the American Campaign medal, the European African Campaign medal, the WW II Victory medal and the Service award medal.

He and the former June Ree Beard were married May 5, 1956, in Pawnee, OK, and later divorced.

He resided in Del City for many years, before moving to Jones to be with his daughter.

He formerly was in business while living in Perry. He owned and operated Joe’s Smokehouse.

Survivors include four daughters: Vandi Pourdavood, Marcia Marcy and Lilah Marcy, all of Del City; and Johnnie Ball, Jones; and eight grandchildren, David Pourdavood, Daniel Pourdavood, Christal Marcy, Christina Marcy, Johnna Marcy, Jackie Marcy, Raya Ball and Riley Ball.

He was preceded in death by his parents and grandsons, John Ball and Eric Pourdavood.