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R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory- Downtown Suffolk
Thursday November 7th, 2019
8:00pm - 9:30pm

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Cedar Hill Cemetery
Friday November 8th, 2019

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Jack Edwin Annas

Jack Edwin Annas, Sr. passed away surrounded by family and in the arms of his daughter Emily Lin at their home in Wake Forest on Saturday, November 2, 2019 at the age of 90. He was the son of the late Emily Lucille Hood and Vonoe Annas. He was predeceased by his wife Viola C. (Billie) Annas; and his siblings Barney Annas, Jimmy Annas, Pat Annas, and Linda Annas.

Jack graduated from Suffolk High School where he stayed an extra year to play football and then attended Elon College for 2 years. He grew up during the great depression and he proudly handed out newspapers on December 8, 1941. He later served in the Airforce during the Korean War and then served two years in the reserve for the Marines. He was active and worked in real estate and was active at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church serving alongside his wife Billie. Jack was the most warm hearted, kind, funny, loving, selfless person. He was always optimistic and was the family rock with a beautiful heart and soul.

He is survived by his children Janice A Sandoval (Larry) of Dandridge, TN, Emily Lin Annas Linzy (Craig) of Wake Forest, NC, and Jack “Jay” Edwin Annas, Jr. (Stephanie) of Suffolk; grandchildren Joshua Annas, Katie A. Murphrey (Patrick), Betsy Seward (Brent), Viola Jacklin Williamson, Brittani Faye McLeskey, and Peyton Adison Linzy; great grandchild Gavin Carr; sisters-in-law Florine Annas and Charlotte Annas; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held at 2:00 PM Friday, November 8, 2019 by Rev. Keith Emerson at Cedar Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday, November 7, 2019 from 7 – 8:30 PM in the R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory, 509 W. Washington St. Suffolk VA 23434.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, (Lung Cancer) 4416 Expressway Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23452. Condolences may be registered to RWBakerFh.com.

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What a sweet and hilarious angel heaven has gained. Some of my favorite memories growing up involve time spent with BB and Granddaddy! He has certainly passed down his sense of humor to Viola. Love you all and will miss him dearly!

Katherine Daniels May 13 2021 12:00 AM

What a beautiful man and full of life. I am sorry to see that he has passed and am thinking about you guys and the joy he has brought into everyone's life. God Bless.

Calvert Kelsey Willis May 13 2021 12:00 AM

My deepest condolences to all af Jack's family and friends. I have many memories of him as a child when playin with "Jay". Grew up down the street from the Anna's house, I go by Pinner street each time I'm in town, sooo many memories. He had a long and beautiful life, now he is with his spiritual family watching down on the rest of his family.

Robert C Speer Jr May 13 2021 12:00 AM