Jack Iams

Jack Louis Iams

Saturday, June 1st, 1929 - Thursday, November 7th, 2019
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Jack Louis Iams, 90, of Marietta, Ohio, died on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at Marietta Memorial Hospital. He was born on June 1, 1929 in Marietta, to Hillis D. and Wilda Lindamood Iams.

Jack graduated from Marietta High School in 1947, Marietta College in 1951 and the University of Cincinnati in 1956, College of Applied Arts, majoring in architecture. He served in the United States Air Force from 1956 to 1959 as a Housing Project Officer. Jack practiced architecture in Marietta and Columbus, Ohio for over 44 years, restoring and designing numerous structures in the area, including “The Castle” and river front condominiums. He was a lifetime member of the Trinity Methodist Church, Christ United Methodist Church and American Union Lodge #1 F & AM. Jack was also a member of the American Institute of Architects, Columbus Chapter and the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

He will be missed by Betty Lindamood, his cousin, and by his many friends.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, November 11, 2019 at the Marietta Chapel of Cawley & Peoples Funeral Home, with Patricia L. Peoples officiating. Burial will follow in Mound Cemetery. Visitation will be on Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Donations may be made in Jack’s memory to the Jack Louis Iams Fund for the Castle House Museum, c/o The Marietta Community Foundation. Cawley & People is honored to serve Jack’s family and friends and offers online condolences and many more resources by visiting their website, .

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Sunday, November 10th, 2019 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Sunday, November 10th, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Marietta Chapel of Cawley & Peoples
    408 Front Street
    MARIETTA, OH 45750
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  • Funeral Service

    Monday, November 11th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Monday, November 11th, 2019 11:00am
    Marietta Chapel of Cawley & Peoples
    408 Front Street
    MARIETTA, OH 45750
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Patricia L. Peoples
  • Interment

    Monday, November 11th, 2019 | 11:30am
    Monday, November 11th, 2019 11:30am
    Mound Cemetery
    Fifth St.
    Marietta, OH 45750
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Ana Maria Selvaggio

Posted at 01:06am
My uncle Jack was a dear, sweet person. I have a set of Architectural Design tools as well as a drawing book he gifted me. His father, Hillis Iams, was my grandfather's brother, but he was always "Uncle" to me. My mother and I had planned to go visit him last year for his birthday but we were unable to go. Rest in peace, Jack. Love you, you are missed.

Dean Haine

Posted at 12:29pm
I first met Jack about 60 years ago when I was a student at Marietta College and joined Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity. I've had more contact with him in recent years as a Sig alumnus, the last time while in Marietta for Homecoming this October. Over the years he sent me old fraternity pictures and kept me informed about things and brothers in and around Marietta that he thought I should know about. He will be missed by many of his brothers of Alpha Sigma Phi and others.

Leslie Lingren

Posted at 10:16am
I had the privilege of knowing Jack for 21 yrs. we traveled the world together. He was a loyal friend; I always enjoyed the humerus news articles he would clip and out in the mail to me. I will miss the trips to Marrietta. Miss you Jack!

Cheryl J Skinner,Tri-State Military Museum

Posted at 04:36am
May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,
May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of Jack Louis Iams, give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.
I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.
My thoughts
and prayers to the family of ….

US Air Force Veteran, Jack Louis Iams, is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †


Posted at 04:03pm
At this sorrowful period in your life, please accept my sincerest condolences for the death of your loved one.  Reflecting on the divine promises found in the Bible will give you hope and strength to keep going until all of God's promises are fulfilled. (Romans 15:13; John 5:28, 29).

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