Jack L. Boswell

Friday, December 30, 2011

Jack L. Boswell, 76, of Reelsville, formerly of Avon, entered into the gates of Heaven on Dec. 30, 2011.

He was born Feb. 19, 1935 in Pittsboro, Ind., to Walter and Hazel Moeller Boswell.

He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Wanda, son Mark (Gina) Boswell, adopted daughter Annette Steedman, two granddaughters, Sarah (Matt) Buell and Zoe Elizabeth Boswell, and grandson Noah Boswell.

Also surviving are brothers Tom Boswell of Greencastle, Larry (Shelby) Boswell, Tucson, Ariz., and sisters Sue Martin, Fillmore, and Jane Schell, Cayuga.

Jack graduated from Pittsboro High School in 1953 and served in the U.S. Army from 1956-58.

He retired from the Diamond Chain Co. in 1997 following 43 years of service, having worked for many years in the experimental/R&D assembly area.

To many, Jack will be most remembered for his musical talents and his cross-handed style of piano playing.

He played throughout the decades of the '60s, '70s and '80s in many of the Indy-area's finest nightclubs with his country music band, The Country Starliters.

His country music career afforded him the opportunity to have played with 18 artists who have been inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville.

In 1985 he and his band refocused their musical talents toward their own unique brand of country gospel music, having played within hundreds of churches throughout Central Indiana.

He was a member of the Benwood-Mt. Lebanon church in Brazil.

He was greatly loved and will be missed by all who ever met him.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3 in the Hampton-Gentry Funeral Home, Plainfield, where friends may call on Monday, Jan. 2 from 4-8 p.m. Burial will be in Brownsburg Cemetery.

Online condolences may be sent to the Boswell family at www.hamptongentry.com