Jack Larae Lightner, 74, passed away peacefully on June 8, 2010. He was born June 21, 1935 inSt. George, Utah,to Don Allen and Neida Canfield Lightner. He married the love of his life, Ida Pearl Gillespie, who he is now reunited with as she precedes him in death. Jack was proud of many things in his life, but few so much as his calling as a United States Marine. He served as a Radio Telephone Operator in the Corps and received a honorable discharge in August 1962.Jack spent many years as a restaurant owner and met countless friends and acquaintances. He helped many people by giving them jobs over the years and enjoyed his association with all of his patrons and fiends.Jack is survived by his Step-son Layne.A graveside service will be held on Monday, June 14, 2010 at 11:30 am at the St. George Cemetery in St. George, Utah. A viewing and visitation will also be held Monday, June 14, 2010 from 9:30 - 10:30 am at Southern Utah Mortuary, 190 North 300 West Cedar City, Utah prior to the graveside service. Internment will be at the St. George City Cemetery, all under the direction of Southern Utah Mortuary. Online condolences can be sent to .