Obituary: John “Jack” McGeein
John “Jack” McGeein
John “Jack,” McGeein , was born on December 7, 1955. On November 24, 2014, a beautiful, sun-drenched day, surrounded in love and laughter, he left to live in heaven with Jesus.
Jack was the owner/contractor of Jack’s Hardwood Floors, established in 1986, which he successfully operated until 2009.
He was a loving husband, a hard-working, successful businessman who always provided for his family. He was a caring father, a brother, a mentor, a teacher, and little league coach. He was “born-again,”on Mother’s Day in 1991. He then added the talents of evangelist, ordained elder, servant, friend, and fisher of men.
His life was all about sharing and learning about Jesus. He went to Israel four times, taught Bible studies in Reno, Dayton, Sacramento, and at “U Turn for Christ,” in Placerville, CA. He helped seed the Calvary Chapel in Dayton, Nevada, and had such a heart for its people.
Jack’s laughter was infectious, his smile broad, and he left the fingerprint of his heart on many of us. His “Jack-ism,” was saying,”I’m serious as a heart attack,” when sharing the gospel, and he wasn’t afraid to share. If you were breathing, Jack would be sharing. He didn’t worry about what men would say, but what God said. Jack is now in heaven with a new body. Not once in eight years did he complain about his illness or did he ever get angry with God. He found opportunity everywhere to share the “good news,” of a loving God who wants to have you know Him.
Not a religion. A relationship. Not what you do, but what He did for you. Not working your way to heaven by being “good,” but realizing none of us are good by (God’s standards) so God gave us His Son to reconcile a way back. To die for us so we could live for Him and live with Him. Jack would want you to know that there is a heaven. It is real. He’d want you to know it because he loved you so. He lived it. He walked it. He breathed it. He wasn’t fake. He was genuine and authentic. Jack fought the good fight, finished the race, remained faithful and will see us again, but next time, he’ll be on a horse, riding with the army.
He leaves behind, albeit temporarily, a wife of 32 years, Elizabeth McGeein, son Cody McGeein, son Garrett McGeein, daughter by grace, Gabi McGeein, and many sisters, brothers, cousins, nieces and nephews. Services will be held on Saturday, December 13, 2014, Calvary Chapel of Carson Valley at 10 a.m. Please no black. He loved Hawaiian shirts. Casual is good.
The Lord spoke to Moses:
“Tell Aaron and his sons, ‘This is the way you are to bless the Israelites. Say to them:
“The Lord bless you and protect you;
The Lord make his face to shine upon you, and be gracious to you;
The Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.”‘
So they will put my name on the Israelites, and I will bless them.”
Numbers 6: 22-27
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