Banker, Community Leader, Crothersville Native Jack Montgomery Dies

Retired Banker, community activist and Crothersville native Lawrence ‘Jack’
Montgomery died Saturday at his residence in Brownstown after a brief battle
with cancer.

He was active in Crothersville, Brownstown and in the county serving on the
Brownstown Central School Board for the past 25 years, Indiana School Board
Association, secretary and treasurer of the Jackson County Fair Board,
Jackson County Visitors’ Center, Schneck Medical Foundation Board, and
Greater Crothersville Heritage Foundation. For 41 years he announced
athletic events for Brownstown Central.
After graduating from Crothersville in 1963 he earned degrees in math and
business from Indiana University. He began a banking career with The Peoples
Bank in 1970. In 1980 he took a sabbatical to work for the old Kieffer Paper
Mills and Sparton Electronics before returning to Peoples Bank in 1989
managing the Crothersville branch for many years. He retired from the bank
in December 2010.
He was born Sept. 27, 1945 in Crothersville to the late William and Margaret
Montgomery. On Feb. 20, 1993 he married Mary Ann Callis who survives in
He is also survived by a daughter, Renee (Shane) Gallion of Medora; a son,
Ryan Montgomery of Medora; two step-daughters, Jenny (Fransisco) Hamm of
Redondo Beach, CA and Rebecca (Joel) Aelick of Charlotte, NC; two brothers,
John Montgomery of Crothersville and Bill Montgomery; five grandchildren and
four step-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow (Thursday) Jan. 31, at
the Brownstown Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Dr. Augusta Succop
officiating. A celebration of life reception will be held following the
service at W.R. Ewing from 3-6 p.m. Memorials are requested to Brownstown
Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund and Voice of the Braves Memorial Fund
through Spurgeon Funeral Home in Brownstown who was in charge of the