Jack G. Hanlon

November 13, 1959 ~ April 24, 2023 (age 63) 63 Years Old
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Jack Hanlon Obituary

Mr. Jack G. Hanlon, 63, of Tovey, IL died Monday, April 24, 2023, at Memorial Medical Center, Springfield, IL surrounded by his family

He was born in Taylorville, IL on November 13, 1959, the son of John W. and Karen (Brown) Hanlon.  Jack grew up in the Midland area and graduated from Kincaid High School.  Together for over 33 years, he married Teresa Kirchhoff on July 5, 2014.

A 1979 graduate, Jack “The Hammer” Hanlon epitomized what it meant by Pony Pride. The #69 was a well known player and played with a grit that only a fellow Pittsburgh Steeler fan would understand. Jack took those values instilled in him through the years and passed them onto multiple generations as he moved from the field to the sidelines as a coach. Wanting to share his love and passion for the game he cherished, Jack created the JFL football program 30 years ago that still exists today. Jack didn’t stop there as he later formed SFYA bringing all youth sports at South Fork together. A true servant leader, when he wasn’t coaching, Jack was volunteering countless hours. If he wasn’t mowing a playing field, he was calling bingo, leading a school board meeting, or helping anyone needing a hand. Known by many as Jack The Roofer he would patch a roof in the middle of a storm if needed to make sure his clients were taken care of. His reach was not limited to sports as Jack served 25 years to education on the South Fork School Board. Always wanting to be part of Pony Country Jack finished his working career as the Lead Maintenance at South Fork.

Although he devoted an immeasurable amount of time to others, his priority never strayed to what mattered most to him, his family. The love to his wife Teresa, father figure for his daughter Krystal, best friend and mentor of his son Zack, and papa to his grandkids, Jack was simply a family man.

Surviving are his wife and companion of over 33 years Teresa Hanlon of Tovey IL., a daughter Krystal and her husband Josh Mulvaney of Jeisyville, IL., a son Zack and his wife Carli Hanlon of Rochester, IL., 3 grandchildren Alyvia, Nolan and Cooper Mulvaney, brothers Pat of Tovey, Richard Seaman of the Florence, IL area, sisters Mary Dawn Hanlon of Tovey, IL and Laura Castleberry of Roodhouse, IL along with many nieces, nephews and several villages of friends.

Jack was preceded in death by his parents, brother Scott Seaman, and uncle Jack Brown.

Visitation for Jack will be held from 1:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. Saturday, April 29, 2023, at the South Fork High School Gymnasium, Kincaid.  Funeral services will follow with Rev. Chad Foster officiating.  The celebration of Jack’s life will continue at Rumor’s in Bulpitt following services at the High School.  Ponies or Steelers attire is recommended.  Masterson’s is assisting with arrangements. Memorial contributions can be made to the family and will be designated at a later date.

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