Dr. John Pack Sargent
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Dr. John Pack Sargent, 86, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died March 8, 2008, in Memphis.
He was born July 3, 1921, in Kamas, Summit County, Utah, son of the late Lorenzo and Mercy Amelia (Pack) Sargent. He was a family practice physician and surgeon for many years before retiring and was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He served in several church callings, served missions in Mexico City and was responsible for the welfare of the missionaries.
He had a longtime affiliation with the Boy Scouts of America and the Girl Scouts of America and served as health officer for both organizations, conducted annual health reviews and helped provide medical supplies for both summer camps. He provided annual medical reviews for Boy Scouts for summer camp and served on the Blue Cross Blue Shield Board. He served 30 years in the Army, both on active duty and with the Missouri Army National Guard.
On June 10, 1950, at Valley Forge, Pa., he married Edna Colton, and she survives of the home.
Other survivors include: one son and daughter-in-law, John Colton and Janeane Jones Sargent of Cedar City, Utah; four daughters and sons-in-law, Jan Colton and Otto Hildebrand of Jefferson City, Mo., Michele Colton and Vince Hathaway of Bartlett, Kathryn Colton and David Harline of Monument, Colo. and Kimberly Colton and Dennis McCrea of Laredo, Texas; and 26 grandchildren and 20 great-
He was preceded in death by one son-in-law, C. Edward Felker III; five brothers, Lorenzo Pack Sargent, Alden Pack Sargent, Drew Pack Sargent, Paul Pack Sargent and Val Pack Sargent; and three sisters, Sarah Pack Sheetz, Mercy Pack Johnson and Ruth Pack Sargent.
Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Friday at Ponder Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Sikeston.
Burial will follow in the Forest Hills Cemetery near Morley, Mo.