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Obituary: Jack Wade Threat


Jack Wade Threat, age 74, of Tokio, Ark.,, passed away Aug. 24, 2023, at his home in Tokio, Ark. 

He was born at the same location in Tokio on March 6, 1949, the son of the late Joe William Threat and Martha Mildred Threat. In addition to his parents he was proceeded in death by his wife, Jane Mary Threat and brothers Bill Threat and Joe Threat. 

He moved with his family at the age of 5 from Tokio to California. He made many good friends and had great adventures throughout the Pacific region. Once he met Jane, a friendly California native, he was ready to go back to his family’s homestead in Arkansas. He and Jane reestablished the Threat Homestead and raised their daughters there. 

He truly treasured his family and loved them in a way that will never be forgotten. He loved taking his family on adventures and letting them know he cared. He also made sure to be kind, warm and humorous to his many friends throughout the years.

He spent many years in the automobile trade as a well known mechanic at his shop, Jack Threat Garage. He held various leadership positions at Husqvarna in Nashville, Ark., and was the plant manager at Sun Printing in Murfreesboro, Ark. Later in life he was a weekly vendor at the Howard County Farmers’ Market and he was a Southwest Arkansas Beekeeper. 

One of his favorite hobbies was being in the outdoors. He found many ways to be outdoors whether it was camping and hiking on amazing adventures in his younger years, fishing and hunting throughout the woods of California and Arkansas or always having a vegetable garden. He loved taking care of his chickens and dogs. He also spent many years riding motorcycles and had so many stories to tell. 

Survivors include: daughter Heather Threat and Jeffery Dowdy of Hot Springs, Ark., and daughter Genevieve Villines and husband Joe Villines of Boxley, Ark., three sisters, Genevieve Hatch and husband Van Hatch of Harrison, Ark., Betty Thorne of Petaluma, Calif., and Sue Romanowsky of Lompoc, Calif; eight grandchildren: Wyatt, Emma, Jameson, Luke, Davin, Mallorie, Miriam, and Liberty and much loved nieces, nephews and treasured friends. 

There will be a Memorial Service for Family and Friends on September 30th at New Life Church in Nashville.

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