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Mr. Jack Douglas Stepp, 78, of Calhoun, passed away Sunday, May 21, 2017, at Gordon Hospital.
Jack was born Jan. 7, 1939, in McCaysville to the late Aud Lee Stepp and Anna Lee Nari of Blue Ridge. He was a graduate of West Fannin High School in 1957 and graduated from the University of Georgia with a bachelor's of business administration in real estate. Jack moved to Calhoun in 1968 to open Stepp Realty Co.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Nancy Louise Querry Stepp; son, Jamann L. Stepp and his partner, Sara Brummel, and her sons, Parker Brummel and Hunter Brummel; his daughter, Javonne Stepp Smith and her partner, Charles "Pete" Webster, all of Dalton. Jack had four grandchildren, Samuel William Stepp and Lillian Lane Stepp and their mother, Stephanie Stepp; Jacey Leigh Smith and Jayla Javonne Smith and their father, Lee Smith, and half-sister, Georgia Smith, all of Dalton. Siblings include Joe Stepp (Shirley) of Calhoun, Jerry Stepp (Harriett) of Decatur, Linda Stepp Smith (Phil) of Athens, Jon Stepp (Sandi) of Morganton and Audrey Stepp Whitehead (Jerry) of Blue Ridge. Jack also had many beloved nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Jack loved his family unconditionally. He thought the world of his grandchildren and was their biggest fan at every sports event and school activity.
Services to celebrate the life of Jack Douglas Stepp will be on Thursday at Thomas Funeral Home in Calhoun. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to noon and the service will follow at 12:15 p.m. in the chapel. He will be laid to rest in Copper Ridge Memorial Gardens in Blue Ridge during a graveside service at 4 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the National Parkinson Foundation, 200 S.E. 1st Street, Suite 800, Miami, FL 33131. Please reference Jack Stepp of 111 Richardson Road, Calhoun, GA 30701.
You may leave the Stepp family online condolences at www.thomasfuneralhomecalhoun.com.
Thomas Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Jack D. Stepp of Calhoun.
Published on May 23, 2017
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