Jack G. Sell

Jack Garland Sell, 88, of Huntington, IN, died Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019, at 6:17 p.m. at his home.

Mr. Sell graduated from Bippus High School in 1949 and served as a corporal in the United States Army during the Korean War. He went on to graduate from Ball State Teachers College and later earned a master’s in 1963. He began his 35-year teaching career in Huntington County, and he retired in 1990 from the Whitley County Consolidated School Corporation. He co-owned Bippus Farm Supply with his father and was a member of New Hope United Church of Christ in Bippus, where he served on the conference board of directors.

He served on the Miriam Board of Church Camps and was a past president of Bippus Lions’ Club. He was a member of American Legion Post 7 in Huntington and was actively involved with Habitat for Humanity, United Way and Historic Forks of the Wabash. He volunteered with the Bippus Fire Department and was a member of the Indiana Volunteer Fire Association. He coached youth baseball leagues for 35 years. He was a member of both the Huntington County and Indiana Retired Teachers Associations.

He was born Aug. 12, 1931, in Bippus to Garland G. and Flora M. Hansel Sell. He married Alice C. Meyer on Dec. 27, 1952 in Greensburg, and she survives.

Additional survivors are a son, Michael (Brigitte) Sell, of Bippus; a daughter, Elizabeth (Carl) Ring, of Fort Wayne; a brother, Marland (Mary) Sell, of Warren; six grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Calling is Friday, Dec. 13, 2019, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Bailey-Love Mortuary, 35 West Park Drive, Huntington, Indiana. A funeral service will be held Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019, at 11 a.m. at New Hope United Church of Christ, 9160W-800N, Huntington, with Rev. Melinda Kammerer Petek and Rev. Larry Holderbaum officiating. Military funeral rites will be performed by VFW Post 2689 of Huntington. There will be one hour of visitation prior to the service. Burial will be at a later date in Fairview Cemetery in Servia.

Memorials are to New Hope United Church of Christ, Northeast Indiana Honor Flight or Historic Forks of the Wabash, in care of Bailey-Love Mortuary, 35 W. Park Drive, Huntington, Indiana, 46750.
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