If you are wondering about the value of a father, this biography is the definitive answer. If you are convinced that adversity ruins lives and inhibits character development, you need this story. This life of integrity was forged in the struggle of our broken world. Jack was an ordinary man who lived a modest life of faithfulness that had an immodest effect upon those around him. Jack’s lineage is from a storied family in Appalachia. His childhood included his father’s absence during World War II—that was only a preamble to struggles that would follow. It took the grace of God entering the family to shape a foundation to weather the adversities that inevitably came. Jack’s outstanding achievement in life was his family. His faith, work ethic, resolve, courage, and his conviction would come together to shape a life that mattered. Jack’s was not a perfect life, but one given to simple discipline and old-school values. His impact will reverberate for generations in his family. This father’s mark challenges fathers to invest in family and leave the sweet savor of a life well-lived. Jack’s story is worth repeating.