AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest at University Hospital on Friday, October 12, 2007, Mr. Diether Jaksch, SR., 65, beloved husband of Joyce Lanier Jaksch of Augusta. Mr. Jaksch was a native of Kaplitz, Czechoslovakia. He had made Augusta his home for the past 55 years. He was the owner of South Augusta Auto Electric. Mr. Jaksch was a member of the Elks Club, the Green Meadows Golf Club, President of the Keg Creek Boating Club and was of the Catholic faith. In addition to his wife he is survived by his son, Diether Jaksch, Jr. and his wife Renee of Waynesboro, GA; his daughter, Terri Jaksch Bray and her husband Joel of Swainsboro, GA; grandchildren, Ellen Jaksch Chandler, Beau Jaksch, Courtney Jaksch, Scott Bray and Jack Bray; great-grandchild, Dawson Chandler; brother-in-law, Al Niver; his step-father, Karl Fuerlinger of Martinez, GA; nieces, Elayne McGlaun, Tabatha Niver and Martha Gunn; his nephews, Lanny Niver and Monte Lanier and the extended Prieschl Family of West Palm Beach, Florida. The family would like to thank his special caregiver, Jeanette Grissom. If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, 60 East 56th St. New York, NY 10022 Funeral services will be conducted today, Sunday, October 14, 2007 at 2:00 PM, in the Chapel of Thomas Poteet & Son with Rev. Max Hicks officiating. Serving as pallbearers will be Beau Jaksch, Justin Chandler, Jim Beck, Wes McGlaun, Lanny Niver and Marty Bray. Honorary pallbearers will be Don Bray, Ronald Jowers, Dwight Bagwell, Don Brown, Jim Gohacki, Cecil Adams, Leslie Padgett, Jim McGlaun and Doc Woodward. Interment will follow at Bellevue Memorial Gardens, Grovetown, GA. Thomas Poteet & Son Funeral Directors, 214 Davis Rd. Augusta, GA 30907. 706-364-8484.
The Augusta Chronicle-October 14, 2007