Jackson Rinehart

September 09, 1927 ‒ March 05, 2019

North Redington Beach, Florida

Jackson Rinehart, 91, passed away unexpectedly in his sleep, March 5, 2019, in North Redington Beach, Florida at his daughter and son-in-law’s home.

Jack was born September 9, 1927, to Thomas and Maude Rinehart, and was raised near Bellville, Ohio. He joined the US Navy at age 17 near the end of World War II. He married Mary Louise Marple of Keystone, West Virginia on July 17, 1953. Jack and Mary Louise were stationed in San Diego, California, Washington, D.C., and Jacksonville, Florida. Jack was deployed twice on aircraft carrier cruises to the Mediterranean.

After retiring from the Navy in 1964, Jack received bachelors and masters degrees from Jacksonville University. He taught history for many years at Paxon High School in Jacksonville.

After Jack and Mary Louise retired from teaching, they lived near Lake Como, Florida. They moved to the Tampa Bay area when Mary Louise’s health declined. Mary Louise died on November 7, 2013.

Jack was a hardworking person who liked to joke and tease and to be outside. He loved his family.

Jack is survived by his brother Paul; and his sisters Joan, Joyce, and Susan; by his children and their spouses: Dennis and Jane Rinehart of Northfield, Minnesota, David and Beverly Rinehart of Melbourne, Florida, Joy and Jamie Flynn of North Redington Beach, Florida; by his grandchildren: Daniel Rinehart of Camp Springs, Maryland, Sarah Rinehart of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Kurt Rinehart of Melbourne, Heather and Matt Rehrer of Melbourne; and by many other relatives.

Jack was preceded in death by his parents; his brother Richard; his sisters Iris, Wanetta, LaDonna, and Barbara; and Beverly’s son, Jamie.

Jack and Mary Louise’s ashes will be interred at Shauck Cemetery in Johnsville, Ohio. The date for this service has not yet been chosen.

Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Jack’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them at SnyderFuneralHomes.com


  • This was a kind, gtacious, generous man, a true gentleman in every sense of the word. He was a treasured colleague at Paxon High, always willing to lend a hand and go the extra mile and was admired by students and teachers alike. Godspeed, Jack.

    • Thanks very much for your kind words Linda.
      My Dad’s years at Paxon were some of the happiest of his life. He treasured his many friends there – faculty & students alike. On behalf of our family, I thank you very much and hope you are well.
      David Rinehart

  • To Mr. Rinehart’s Family

    I grew up in Woodstock Park in Jacksonville and attended Paxon High School graduating in 1975.

    I was a student in Mr. Rinehart’s AP American History Class in 1974 and his AP European History Class in 1975. I really enjoyed his class as he demanded quite a bit of effort but also enjoyed having fun.

    I admired his intelligence and his energetic and endearing smile and laugh. He always made me feel good.

    He was also very supportive of athletics at Paxon.

    I will never forget the last day of High School when we all walked by him one at time shaking his hand at the end of the last class. Tears were rolling down his face.

    I believe he lived a very happy life. He made me feel happy!

    RIP Mr. Rinehart.

    Ken Paulk

    • Ken –
      Thanks very much for taking the time to share your memories of my Dad. My brother & I were in high school around the same time as you. We both graduated from Forrest in 1973. We would sometimes attend Paxon football games with our Dad, & it was very apparent from the greetings of his students that he was very well liked. He did live a good long life. His last years were lived in a beautiful setting at my sister’s home on the water on the west coast of FL, where he received incredibly great care.
      He was happy & in good health, and passed away in his sleep. A life well lived. Thanks again Ken.
      David Rinehart