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Jack Montgomery ZeiglerJack Zeigler, age 93, passed away peacefully in the Lord on Saturday, May 28 surrounded by love. He was born in Thomasville, Georgia May 19, 1923. He was preceded in death by his wife of 47 years, Sarah Grier Zeigler; by his parents, George Edward Zeigler and Christine Hjort Zeigler; and by a sister, Christine Daniel. He is survived by his daughter, Susan Zeigler; his brother, George Zeigler; his sister, Sarah Martha Edwards; his sister-in-law, Anne Isley; several nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his dear friend, Blanche Sherrill and her family. He had a grateful heart and was truly thankful to his Heavenly Father for all His many blessings through Christ. Mr. Zeigler attended Thomasville schools and entered Georgia Tech as a co-op student in 1941. In October 1942, he joined the Enlisted Reserve Corps, and was called to active duty in June 1943. Upon completing Basic Training at Fort Riley, Kansas, the Army sent Zeigler to the University of Nebraska in Lincoln to further his education in advanced Mechanical Engineering. There he was inducted into Pi Tau Sigma, Honorary Mechanical Engineering Fraternity in 1944. After over three years in the service, Jack was discharged as a First Lieutenant in the Field Artillery, having served over a year in the Philippines. He returned to Georgia Tech where he received a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering Degree. Zeigler's professional career began with J.E. Sirrine Company, a consulting engineering firm in Greenville, SC. In 1952, Zeigler accepted a partnership in Bryan Associates, a Consulting Engineering Firm in Charlotte, NC, and spent 10 months in Rumford, Maine updating some process piping systems at Oxford Paper Company. In 1953, Zeigler joined Industrial Piping Supply Company and was Vice President and Director of the Fabrication Division until 1968. In 1970, Jack founded Fabrication Engineering Service Company (FESCO), a custom fabricator of stainless steel and high alloy Pressure Vessels, Heat Exchangers, and Tanks for the Chemical Industry. This company enjoyed success until Jack retired in 1989. Jack was an active alumnus of Georgia Tech. During the 1980s Jack served as President of the Charlotte Georgia Tech Club. He served on the Board of the Alexander Tharpe Fund, the development organization of the Georgia Tech Athletic Association. He endowed a Golf Scholarship and he and his wife, Sarah, enjoyed supporting the Tech Golf Team. In 1994, Jack was inducted into Georgia Tech's first class of the Academy of Distinguished Engineers and named The Alumnus of the Year by Tech's George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering. In 1998, he was inducted into Georgia Tech's College of Engineering's Hall of Fame. From 1995-2000 Jack was Honorary Chairman of the Charlotte Committee of Georgia Tech's Capital Campaign. Jack was blessed to be a member of the Cypress of Charlotte community for over 17 years and enjoyed many wonderful friendships that developed with ones who live and work there. Jack's family would especially like to express their love and grateful appreciation to the staff and caregivers at the Stewart Health Center and the Cypress of Charlotte. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to The Employee Appreciation Fund at The Cypress of Charlotte, 3442 Cypress Club Drive, Charlotte, 28210, Attn: Julie Byars. -
Thursday, June 2nd, 2016 2:00pm, Sharon Memorial Park
Service Extra Info Services will be graveside. The family will meet briefly following the committal to greet those in attendance.
Sharon Memorial Park
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