Obituary for Jack David Balcom

Jack David Balcom

Birth Date: Jan. 9th, 1948
Date Passed: Jul. 31st, 2020


Jack David Balcom, age 72 of Allendale, died July 31, 2020 at Spectrum Butterworth with family by his side. Jack was born on January 9, 1948 in Muskegon to the late Ellis C. and Ruth M. (Millard) Balcom and graduated from Ravenna High School in the Class of 1966. Jack was an accomplished equestrian as a youth winning local, regional and state level competition. He won a Michigan Association of Western Horse Clubs state championship in 1961. Jack served his country in the U.S. Army with a tour in Viet Nam. Jack is survived by 3 sons: Jamie (Stacy) Balcom of Iowa, Jason (Kristen) Balcom of Brighton and Kevin (Amanda) Robbins of Indiana; 1 daughter, Kristie (Josh) Head of Indiana; 12 grandchildren; 1 brother, James (Kathleen) Balcom of Allendale and 2 sisters, Margaret Kentro of California and Jane (Gary) Meerman of Conklin. Several nieces and nephews also survive. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Carolyn Thaler. A graveside committal service will be conducted Friday, August 7, 11:00 a.m at the Ravenna Township Cemetery with Pastor Rob Wondergem officiating and the Ravenna American Legion Post 297 performing military honors. Memorials may be directed to the Veterans Administration. Go to: or Facebook @ Throop Funeral Home of Ravenna Inc. to sign the online guestbook. Throop Funeral Home (231) 853-6511.