Howard O. Jeffcoat, 91, Hays, died Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, at Newton Medical Center.

He was born Dec. 12, 1925, in Philadelphia to Andrew David and Mary Bertha (Mixon) Jeffcoat.

He married Jeanne Marie (Smith) Jeffcoat. He then flew for commercial airlines for 10 years and spent 26 years as a production supervisor for Western Electric Cooperative. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving during World War II and was discharged from service in 1946.

He was an avid golfer and enjoyed paying bridge.

Survivors include two sons, James “Jim” Jeffcoat and wife, Beth, Edmond, Okla., and John Jeffcoat, Independence, Mo.; three grandchildren, David Jeffcoat and wife, Mary, Del Rio, Texas, Marie Phillips and husband, Tim, Ellsworth, Wis., and Theresa Roggow and husband, Jonathan, Oklahoma City; and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parent and a sister, Roberta.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hays; military honors will follow services by Hays Veterans of Foreign Wars Honor Guard; burial will be at a later date.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until time of service Thursday at the church.

A rosary will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the church.

Memorials are suggested to St. Joseph Catholic Church in care of Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 1906 Pine, Hays, KS 67601.

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