He was born Nov. 9, 1919, in Fort Scott, the son of Thomas McGrew and Maude Mae Carson McGrew.
He graduated from Fort Scott High School in 1937.
He served in the United States Air Force during WWII with the 458th Bomb Group.
He married Freda Barnett. She preceded him in death in 1975.
He later married Lillian Beth Ellison on Jan. 9, 1976.
Jack worked as a self-employed carpenter and cabinet maker throughout his life. He enjoyed wood carving and collecting arrowheads.
He was a gardener of both vegetables and flowers.
Jack was a member of Grace Baptist Tabernacle who greatly loved his family.
Survivors include his wife Beth; two sons, Terry Lee McGrew and wife Nancy, Green Bay, Wisc., and Michael Thomas McGrew, Fort Scott; one brother, Dale Wayne McGrew, Pittsburg, Kan.; and three sisters, Lela Mae Witt, Fort Scott; Pauline Gordon, Springfield, Mo.; and Etta Curnutt, Azusa, Calif.
In addition to his first wife Freda, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Thelma McGuire and Naomi McCord, as well as his parents.
Pastor Paul Rooks will conduct funeral services for Jack McGrew at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 2, in the Grace Baptist Tabernacle.
Burial will follow in the Evergreen Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until service time in the Grace Baptist Tabernacle.
Memorials are suggested to the Grace Baptist Tabernacle and may be left in care of Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Fort Scott, Kan.
Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com