Jack Edwin Annas Sr.

Published 10:13 pm Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Jack Edwin Annas Sr. passed away surrounded by family and in the arms of his daughter, Emily Lin, at their home in Wake Forest on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019, at the age of 90. He was the son of the late Emily Lucille Hood and Vonoe Annas. He was predeceased by his wife, Viola C. “Billie” Annas; and his siblings, Barney Annas, Jimmy Annas, Pat Annas and Linda Annas.

Jack graduated from Suffolk High School, where he stayed an extra year to play football, and then attended Elon College for two years. He grew up during the Great Depression, and he proudly handed out newspapers on Dec. 8, 1941. He later served in the Air Force during the Korean War and then served two years in the Reserves for the Marines. He was active and worked in real estate and was active at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, serving alongside his wife Billie. Jack was the most warm-hearted, kind, funny, loving, selfless person. He was always optimistic and was the family rock with a beautiful heart and soul.

He is survived by his children, Janice A. Sandoval (Larry), of Dandridge, Tenn., Emily Lin Annas Linzy (Craig), of Wake Forest, N.C., and Jack “Jay” Edwin Annas Jr. (Stephanie), of Suffolk; grandchildren, Joshua Annas, Katie A. Murphrey (Patrick), Betsy Seward (Brent), Viola Jacklin Williamson, Brittani Faye McLeskey and Peyton Adison Linzy; great-grandchild, Gavin Carr; sisters-in-law, Florine Annas and Charlotte Annas; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Email newsletter signup

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, 2019, by the Rev. Keith Emerson at Cedar Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019, in the R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory, 509 W. Washington St., Suffolk, VA 23434.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, (Lung Cancer) 4416 Expressway Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23452. Condolences may be registered to RWBakerFH.com.