John F. "Jack" O'Keefe, Sr. of Little Rock passed away on January 19. He was born on February 23, 1939 in Derby, Connecticut to John J. and Margaret O'Keefe. He is survived by his wife of 49 1/2 years and best friend, June, and sons Jack, Jr. (Susan) of Augusta, Georgia; Rick (Becca) of Little Rock, Arkansas; grandchildren Lucy, John Freeman, Henry, and Hogan O'Keefe of Augusta, Georgia, and nephews, David and Brian Mowrey of Connecticut.
Jack, Sr. graduated from Bentley College in Boston, Mass. He was a financial analyst for Timex Corporation (29 years) and Babcock and Wilcox Incorporated (5 Years). Jack, Sr. enjoyed his 19 years of retirement working at Eagle Hill Golf and Athletic Club.
The family would like to thank the UAMS Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy for their exceptional care in treating Jack, Sr. for the past 13 years. Special thanks to Dr. F. vanRhee, Diane, Kristen and the staff on the 8th floor clinic; doctors, nurses and staff on Infusion 4; Dr. A. Mitma and the nurses and staff on F7 and H7.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to the UAMS Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy, 4301 West Markham, St. Little Rock, AR 72205 or the ASGA Junior Golf and Scholarship Program, P.O. 30250, Little Rock, AR 72260.
A visitation will be held at Roller Chenal Funeral Home, 13801 Chenal Parkway, Little Rock 72211 on Monday, January 22 from 5:00 to 6:30 pm followed by a memorial service.