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John Walter "Jack" Ainslie, Sr.

February 5, 1931 November 14, 2019
John Walter "Jack" Ainslie, Sr.
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Obituary for John Walter "Jack" Ainslie, Sr.

John Walter “Jack” Ainslie, 88, of Virginia Beach, passed away Thursday, November 14, 2019.
Born in Rockland, NY he was the son of the late James Walter and Gertrude Cline Ainslie. He was also predeceased by his previous wife, Janice Ainslie and his daughter, Susan Chapman Ainslie. Jack will be remembered for his love of boating, enjoying the coastal waters from Canada to the Bahamas and many special places in between. As a professional home builder, Jack was an integral part of the Dragas Companies and R.G. Moore Building Corp as they provided homes for thousands of families throughout Hampton Roads. He also taught business, marketing and finance at ODU and TCC. He was a longtime active member in The Broad Bay Sailing Association, Town Point Yacht Club and Tidewater Builders Association.
Remaining family includes his wife, Debbie Morris Ainslie; sons, Jeff Ainslie (Ruby) and John Ainslie (Mindi); a daughter, Misty England; grandchildren, Michelle Renee Fackler (Cole), Renee Christine Fournier, Brooke Elizabeth Ainslie, Marissa England and Keirstyn Crawford; great-grandchildren, Ainslie Mae Fackler and Cruz Morris Fackler; siblings, Joan King and Jim Ainslie, as well as nieces, nephews and extended family.
A celebration of Jack’s life will be conducted at 2:00p.m., Wed., Nov. 20, 2019 at Spring Branch Community Church, Virginia Beach. The family will receive friends following the service at Princess Anne Country Club beginning at 3:30 p.m.
Jack cherished his dogs and children, so in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to CHKD, your local SPCA or to The Garden of the Pines Pet Cemetery, Salem Road, Virginia Beach.
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Memorial Service




2:00 PM 11/20/2019 2:00:00 PM
Spring Branch Community Church

1500 N Great Neck Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23454

Spring Branch Community Church
1500 N Great Neck Road Virginia Beach 23454 VA
United States





3:30 PM 11/20/2019 3:30:00 PM - 6:30 PM 11/20/2019 6:30:00 PM
Princess Anne Country Club

3800 Pacific Avenue
Virginia Beach, VA 23451

Princess Anne Country Club
3800 Pacific Avenue Virginia Beach 23451 VA
United States

Memorial Contribution

Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters

601 Children's Lane
Norfolk, VA 23507

Garden of the Pines Pet Cemetery

2685 Salem Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23456

Virginia Beach SPCA

3040 Holland Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23453

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