Jack W. Paddack

January 31, 2024

Jack W. Paddack, 84, of Jefferson, passed away at 7:41 am on January 31, 2024 at IU Hospital, Lafayette, Indiana following a massive stroke.

Jack grew up, grew old and grew his business all within one block his entire life. Jack was born on October, 28 1939 to Guy R. and Ruth O. (Warren) Paddack in Frankfort, Indiana. He graduated from Little Jeff High in Jefferson in 1956 at the age of 16. On December 27, 1963 Jack married Lynn Schneider, of Frankfort, at the Jefferson Church. They recently celebrated their 60th anniversary together.

After his graduation in May of 1956, Jack and his brother, Bill, started their own business. His love for trucks and trucking had begun. Over the next 68 years, his love for black Mack dump trucks ran deep. In the early 1980’s, Jack and Bill purchased acreage in Florida and developed, from the ground up, Raintree RV Resort in N. Ft. Myers. Bill and his family continue to own and operate.

Jack was best known as the owner of Paddack Brothers Trucking. He also owned Eastgate Townhomes and other rental properties. Jack took great pride in the town of Jefferson, where he purchased, razed, or rehabbed several homes. Many thought of him as the Mayor of Jefferson.

Jacks love for trucks was only a close second to the love of his family. In 1992, when Jaclyn was born, she became the light of his life. From the day she was born, he called her Shorty and it was the only name he ever called her. For the next 31 years, they talked every day, where he provided to her guidance, wisdom, love and laughter.

Jack and Lynn enjoyed their time at their condo at Ft. Myers Beach, Florida for the past 31 years. Some of Jack’s closet friendships were made at their Dolphin Watch Condominium.

Visitation and Services

Memorial visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Friday, February 2, 2024 at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort. The memorial service will begin at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to the Clinton County Humane Society, P.O. Box 455, Frankfort, IN 46041.

Survived by:

his wife, Lynn Paddack, son Jon (wife: Barbara) of rural Mulberry, daughter Jill (husband: Dennis Horlacher) of rural Frankfort, two granddaughters, Brittany Sharp (husband: Jake) of rural Mulberry and Jaclyn Lewis (husband: Keenan) of Stillwater, Oklahoma, step grandson, Quentin Horlacher (fiancé: Mari) of rural Frankfort and great-grandsons Slate and Cord Lewis and Easton and Hayes Sharp; brother, Bill (wife: Sandy) of N. Ft. Myers, Florida, one niece and one nephew. Also, two special employees, who were like family, Paul Huber and Tony Anthrop.

Preceded by:

his parents.


Leave your Condolences

23 Condolences for “Jack W. Paddack”

  1. Ronald Clidence February 1, 2024 at 12:43 pm

    Sorry for your loss. Ron & Lucretia Clidence

  2. Eric McCullough February 1, 2024 at 2:01 pm

    Sorry to learn of Jack’s passing. We have done business with Jack in various capacities over the last 60 years. He was such a pleasure to do business with and just a joy to be around. Please accept the deepest condolences from everyone at Winski Brothers.

  3. Todd Lucas February 1, 2024 at 2:13 pm

    Sorry to hear about Jack. He was a good man . Prayers for the family.

  4. Nancy & Tom Nagel February 1, 2024 at 3:18 pm

    Dear Lynn, Jon, Jill, Jaclyn and families,
    Tom and I were very sad to hear of Jack’s passing. We send our sympathy and love. Jack was one of the really good guys at Dolphin Watch. His warm smile and kind demeanor will be greatly missed. May you find peace and comfort in the beautiful memories of the lifetime you were blessed to share with him. You are in our prayers. May God bless you and your family.
    Sending heartfelt condolences,
    Nancy and Tom Nagel

  5. Mary Ann Snyder February 1, 2024 at 3:31 pm

    I so enjoyed knowing the entire family. I always waved when I headed down 28 as I knew there would be a Paddack around to wave to. What a great life, what a great family.

  6. Mark Stoops February 1, 2024 at 4:32 pm

    Sorry to hear of Jack’s passing. AKA The BOSS that’s what I always called him. I worked for him at the Eastgate Apartments in Frankfort. He was a good BOSS to work for. I’m color blind so when I painted the dumpster area the wrong shade of gray he just laughed. Lynn Jill and John I pray for the family to have peace.

  7. Robert W. Lane Sr February 1, 2024 at 5:27 pm

    Dear Lynn, Jon, Jill, and families,
    Sorry to hear about Jack, we have been friends for over 60 years through my family and with working for him at one time. It was a shock to me even though I knew he wasn’t feeling the best. May you have peace knowing he is in a better place. Shady & Connie Lane

  8. Carole Reed Talbert February 1, 2024 at 6:02 pm

    So sorry to hear of his passing. Growing up my whole life in this area Paddock name was well known. One of my best Friends (Jacque Pichon) is quite dear to my heart. Prayers for the whole Family.

  9. Randy Bliss February 1, 2024 at 7:49 pm

    Lynn & family. Our prayers are with all of you in this difficult time. All great memories at the Dolphin Watch with you guys. Both of you have been nothing but great to both Kristen and me during our Florida trips.

  10. Lynne White February 1, 2024 at 8:19 pm

    Lynn, my heart goes out to you and your family. My parents enjoyed the friendship you and Jack offered as well as being such good neighbors. I wish I would have known you both better.
    Sending much sympathy, Lynne Woolfington White

  11. Brad & Cathy Judge February 1, 2024 at 8:26 pm

    Our condolences on the passing of your father.

  12. Brett and Nancy Decker February 2, 2024 at 8:08 am

    Jon, Barb, and the Paddack Family…sorry to hear about Jack. We will keep you all in our prayers.

  13. Lawrence Wilcrout February 2, 2024 at 8:23 am

    We here at Rowe Truck Equipment wish to extend our deepest sympathy at this difficult time. Jack was a long time customer, but far more, A GOOD FRIEND for more than 35 years. I sure enjoyed the time we spent together trying to solve the world of dump trucking and business in general. We will miss his smiling presence.
    Larry Wilcrout

  14. Brian Swayne February 2, 2024 at 10:54 am

    I’m deeply sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers during this difficult time.

  15. Susie &Tom Maple TC Trailers February 2, 2024 at 11:10 am

    Always appreciated his business. Was a very nice man. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

  16. Sandy (Pruitt) & Maury Waugh February 2, 2024 at 3:47 pm

    Our deepest sympathy to Lynn and the family.

  17. Sarah Isenhower February 2, 2024 at 4:07 pm

    Jill, Barb and family, I just recently met your family, and was so saddened to hear of your Fathers passing. We chatted for about an hour one day and in that short time I could see he was a man of integrity and grace. Seeing the other condolences I can see many others felt the same. May God surround you all with His Love and Peace.

  18. Greg and Janna Holmes February 2, 2024 at 5:33 pm

    Jack will be missed. We send our deepest sympathy to your family.

  19. Karen Jo Coleman February 4, 2024 at 3:15 pm

    Dear Lynn, I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family. Karen (Bleichner) Coleman

  20. Jeff Chynoweth February 4, 2024 at 9:13 pm

    Kathy and I are so sorry to hear about the passing of Jack. Being one of the few businesses in Jefferson, I thoroughly enjoyed our business talks at Coyners. Jack was well known in the community and many people made a good living driving for Paddack’s! He will be missed!
    Jeff & Kathy Chynoweth
    Phillips Saw & Tool

  21. Chris Weller February 5, 2024 at 10:16 am

    Dear Lynn and Family.
    I will sure miss Jack and the dump truck talk and the other conversations we did during our times at the coffee hour in Charlies Garage at DW. Sorry about your loss, In our prayers. Jack was easy to talk too. Chris and Kathy Weller

  22. Bruce Thompson February 13, 2024 at 4:40 pm

    Sorry to hear of Jack’s passing. My whole family has known the Paddock family for my lifetime. My dad, Carlos (Chink) Thompson and Jack grew up together. Sending condolences and prayers.
    Bruce Thompson

  23. Terrell Huffer Camhi March 18, 2024 at 6:01 pm

    Lynn, It’s been years since we’ve seen each other, but I do remember you, and the fact that my sister, Mary Kathryn (Kay), and your mother were friends……….long time ago,, right?? So very sorry to learn of your loss and may his memory always be a blessing. I hope you are well and ready to enjoy Spring and Summer. Sending my best wishes, Terrell

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