Jack Owen Stradling, age 86, peacefully left this earth to return home to his Father in Heaven on Saturday January 11, 2020. He was born November 10, 1933 in Mesa, Arizona to Joseph Owen Stradling and Evelyn Fern Matthews Stradling.
Jack was a native of Mesa, AZ and graduated from Mesa High School in 1952. After high school, he attended Arizona State College as a Freshman and then was drafted into the Army, where he was stationed in Germany and traveled throughout Europe and the Middle East walking where Jesus once walked.
He was a life-long member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints; of the Mesa 2nd Ward and now Pioneer Ward where he served unselfishly in many callings within the church, along with serving in the Mesa Arizona Temple. Jack was a master carpenter his entire life and could design and build anything. Jack was an owner in the family business of Stradling’s Cabinets working side by side with his Brothers, Uncles, and Cousins. Jack was also a member of the Mesa Sertoma Club over 50 years in creating good citizenship in his hometown of Mesa.
Jack was a loving Husband, Father, Uncle, Grandfather, and Friend to all. He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Virginia Peterson Stradling and their four children; Jordan Stradling (formerly Vayla), Darton Stradling (Sherri), Ashley Alvarez (Troy), Amber Lee (Mike). He is also survived by 15 Grandchildren, and 7 Great Grandchildren, his brother Phillip Stradling (Dora); sisters Linda Messmer (Ken); Shelley Webb (Gary), and many other cousins.
Jack was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers; Charles, Dean, and Donald; along with his sister Jayne Vance (Leland).
Funeral Services will be held on Friday January 17th 2020 at the Mesa Stake Center at 1050 S. Hobson Street, Mesa, AZ 85204, at 10am, with a viewing at 9am prior to the Services.
Our son Walker Scheurn married Melanie, Jacks granddaughter, after meeting Jack the first time, I always felt honored to share grandkids! What a grand example and a beautiful legacy Jack has left for all!
Dear Virginia and family. It is no fun to lose your sweetheart…my heart and love and condolences are with you. May you be blessed with peace and beautiful memories to sustain you in the days ahead.
My prayers are with you and your family. May you have the Comforter with you to bring peace and encouragement in the days and weeks ahead. We are so blessed to have the gospel and its blessings and promises for a glorious future! Love and a big hug, Jan
Our condolences and love to Virginia and the family. We have fond memories of Jack and working with him years ago. May the Lord bless you with peace and the assurance of life everlasting.
So sad to hear about Jack’s passing. He was an inspiration of hard work and craftsmanship. I will think of him everytime we open our beautiful cabinets. Peace and love to Virginia and all the family,
I’m so very sorry to hear of Jack’s passing. Jack hired me 45 years ago for my first real job and I owe him a debt of gratitude.