Jack R. Messer, Jr., 51, passed away surrounded by his family on August 15, 2013. Born November 14, 1961 in Asheville, NC, he was the son of the late Jack R. Messer, Sr. and Loree McCantz Messer Wilson. He was a meter reader for Dominion Power and enjoyed spending time with his family. Jack was an accomplished musician, singer, songwriter, and wood-carver, who loved working in his garden, fishing, boating, cooking, and going to flea markets and amusement parks with his family. He was a hard-worker and a great neighbor, who would decorate his home for holidays and dress up as Santa Claus for the neighborhood children. A lover of movies, he collected tickets of all of the movies he attended with his family, as well as other memorabilia from their travels together.
He is survived by his wife, Dawn Messer; three sons, Cameron, Chase, and Nathan Messer of Asheville, NC; a daughter, Tia Messer Russell of Charlotte, NC; two sisters, Jackie Kitchens and her husband, Lee of Spartanburg, SC, and Diane Latta of Salisbury, NC; a brother, James Messer and his wife, Barbara of Salisbury, NC; and several grandchildren, nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Abby; and a sister, Betty Ann.
A Celebration of his life will be held on Tuesday, August 20th at 4 p.m. at Family Choice Funerals & Cremations, 5401 Indian River Rd., Virginia Beach. The family requests that those planning to attend the service dress casually. Condolences may be shared via the Online Guestbook.
The family would like to express its appreciation to the nurses on the 5th floor of Sentara Princess Anne Hospital and to the nurses and staff of Medi Home Hospice for their care during his illness.Send FlowersPlant a Tree