Obituary: Jack E. Needham Sr.


Jack E. Needham Sr., 87, of Noblesville, died Jan. 1, 2015 at his residence. Born May 30, 1927 in Roann, he was the son of James and Violet (Dillman) Needham.

He proudly served his country in the United States Army and Air Force; and had worked for the United States Postal Service. He was a member of the Noblesville American Legion, the Noblesville Moose Lodge, and was a supporter of Boys Town U.S.A. He enjoyed playing pool and euchre and spending time at the Hamilton County Senior Citizens Center. Most of all, he loved his family and treasured his time with them.

Survivors include his children, James (Donna) Needham, Norma Counts, Jack (Janet) Needham Jr., Patty Needham Story, Richard (Cindy) Needham, Candace Needham, Linda Needham and Billie Jo (David) Duvall; 20 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary E. Needham; one brother and three sisters.

Funeral services will be held at noon Jan. 5 at Randall & Roberts Funeral Home, 1150 Logan St., Noblesville, with visitation beginning at 10 a.m. The Rev. Jack E. Needham Jr. will officiate. Burial will be at Crownland Cemetery in Noblesville.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 5635 W. 96th St., Suite 100, Indianapolis, 46278. Online condolences may be made at


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