Our Loss – Jack B. Lidester
Jack B. Lidester, age 80, a well-known horseman from Wingate, Indiana, died Saturday, October 5, 2013. He had been in failing health. He was born January 22, 1933 in Montgomery County, son of the late Archie and Juanita Crowder Lidester. He married Donna Boswell, June 4, 1983 and she survives. Jack graduated from Wingate High School and served with the U.S. Army. His passion was horses and he was involved in National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) open events from coast-to-coast and internationally. He was an accomplished competitor, judge and horse trainer.
Jack officiated at the American Livestock Show, NRHA Reining Classic, Canadian Pleasure futurities, as well as the All American Quarter Horse Congress. Jack was a tough instructor, but he made winners out of his many students over the years.
Surviving, along with his wife Donna, are a son: Mike (Susan) Lidester of Frankfort, three daughters: Linda Earl of Waynetown, Cindy Lidester of Carmel, Launa (Greg) Tyra of Newtown, stepson Blake Hershberger of Crawfordsville, and step-daughter Michelle (Jeff) Moore of Crawfordsville. Eleven grandchildren: Michael, Heather, Gabe, Lindsey, Kobe, Haleigh, Chandler, Connor, Ann, Zack, and Abby survive along with seven great-grandchildren: Samantha, Elizabeth, Rose, Addy, Isis, Peyton, Mason. Jack’s best friend and fellow horseman Gary Eason led the service. Military graveside rites were performed by American Legion Post 72 and Bowman VFW of Crawfordsville. To leave a condolence or share a memory, visit www.familyandfriendsfh.com.
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