Jack Duane Hauser, Jr.

January 19, 1960 ~ May 21, 2019 (age 59)



(January 19, 1960 - May 21, 2019)

Jack Duane Hauser, Jr., age 59, of Mulberry, Florida passed away Tuesday A.M., May 21,2019. He died at home peacefully with his wife Florence Hauser and sister, Valray McDonald close to his bedside. He succombed to the strain of bodily insults resulting from cancer and treatments/incidences. Cornerstone Hospice was in attendance providing care and support to him and family during his end of life transition. He was born in Orlando, Florida on January 19, 1960. He was the first born son of Jack Duance Hauser, Sr. and Bevley J. Strickland Hauser. His father was serving in the United Staes Air Force stationed at Tyndall Air Field in Orlando, Florida. Bevley J. Hauser was the daughter of Dr. Robert B.S. Strickland (DDS) and Leila Louise S. Strickland of Americus, Georgia. He had three siblings, two sisters and one brother. Mary Louise, Valray Jean and Robert B.S. Hauser. Because he was a child of a traditional military family, his formative years included attending military schools with multiple nationwide travels. States of residency included Florida, Montana, Georgia, Nebraska, Hawaii, Idaho, Oregon, and Goose Bay, Labrador. In 1974, his mother Bevley S. Hauser married Joseph Deptula; a retired United States Navy Officer. This union formed a loving bonded blended family bringing additional siblings. Three sisters and two brothers; Sandy, Joseph, John, Cecelia and Michelle. High school graduation occurred in Ontario, Oregon; 1979. During high school, Duane was a recognized successful athelete in wrestling and as a defensive football lineman. With his innate athletic abilities he proceeded to be a valuable team player for the semi-professional Macon Chiefs. His professional work involved being a Master of Cosmotology, Quality Control Manager in Snapper Industeries, Manager of New Plant Operations, to Purina Land O Lakes Nutritional Specialist in Equestrian Diets. In October 14, 1989, Jack Duane Hauser united in marriage with the love of his life, Florence Elizabeth. Early in their marriage, they lived in Georgia as well as Arkansas. They chose to make their permanent residental home in Mulberry, Florida. Their home welcomed family and friends with loving arms. His wife's brother Henry and wife Tina were a substancial familial support system also. He and Flo loved and cared for a variety of animal species. This included cats, dogs, opposums, squirrels and racoons. They supported numerous organizations including animals and children with disabilities. ASPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) and St. Jude Children's Hospital. Jack Duane had a hugh heart and never boasted. He was awarded for his genuine love of others when his Purina "family" donated their earned work vacation time to him during his battle to beat cancer. His struggle began in June of 2016. He was diagnosed with cancer and treatment protocals began. During these trying times he had invaluable supporters and health care providers. This included Jessica Carter and her brother James Deerman, he and Flo referred to them as their own children. The journey Jack Duane experienced was made easier due to his belief in our good Lord, and Almighty Father. His mother Bevley had instilled in all her children to be first and foremost true to one's self, follow God's word and prepare for self-independence while performing his word. These strengths allowed Jack Duane to be on this earth meeting each day as a new glorious day. In time, the attempts to survive in this world was dampened by pain and suffering. Though he adored his precious wife Florence, he chose to have Cornerstone Hospice provide end of life care and support to him and his family. Jack Duane died in peace, portraying "Life is a balance of holding on and letting go." --Rumi. In lieu of flowers please donate to Lakeland SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) 5850 Brannen Rd. S., Lakeland, Florida 33813. Telephone 863-646-7722.

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