John W. “Jack” Council

by | December 29, 2009 12:00 am

Mr. John W. “Jack” Council of Swainsboro died Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2009 at Community Hospice House of Vidalia. Funeral services with military honors were held Friday, Dec. 18 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Tomlinson Funeral Home with Dr. William Woodson and Dr. Robert Blankenship officiating. Interment followed in the Swainsboro City Cemetery.

Mr. Council was born in Gable, S.C. but had lived most of his life in Swainsboro. He was self employed as a restaurant owner and a farmer. Mr. Council owned and operated Key’s Cafe for 26 years. He was a supervisor for the Georgia Soil and Water Conservation District for Emanuel County for many years, a Superior Court balif, and helped program voting machines for Emanuel County. He also worked with Federal Crop Insurance. He was a charter member of Swainsboro Exchange Club. He was a United States Navy veteran, having served in WWII. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Kim Council Vinson.

Survivors include his wife, Delaine Council; one daughter, Kay Council Beasley; one son, John William Council, III; seven grandchildren, Brandon Youmans, Ryan Gray, Brande Gray, Misty Dismuke, Dustin Beasley, Stormy Williams and Tara Vinson; 13 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Tomlinson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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