John H. “Jack” Garlock, Jr.

John H. “Jack” Garlock, Jr.

June 5, 1954 – August 28, 2023

John H (Jack) Garlock Jr., (69)  born in McKeesport, Pennsylvania on June 5, 1954, passed away on August 28, 2023 surrounded by family. Jack graduated from Westside High in 1972 and went on to Kearney State College. After graduating Jack started his long and successful career. He started off working with Rockwell Power Tools in 1977 and continued to work his way up in the industry becoming president of Porter Cable, Jackson, TN, then president of Stanley Doors in Charlotte, NC, and eventually president of Stanley Bostich, East Greenwich, RI.  Jack was passionate about his career and very well known in the industry. Anyone who met Jack would undoubtedly remember his bold personality and generosity. He loved to entertain and travel,  both locally and internationally. Jack was an avid Nebraska Huskers fan and collected any Nebraska memorabilia any chance he got. No matter where he was living he always held Big Red close to his heart. As Jack got older he loved spending his time with his family out on the lake.

Jack is survived by his three children: John Garlock III, Sarah Garlock, Mark Garlock (Ariana), his brother Chuck Garlock (Kim), his sisters Sally and Nancy, and Susan Garlock, mother of his children. Jack was predeceased by his parents Jack Garlock Sr, his mother Peg Taylor and stepfather Ralph Taylor.

Visitation on Friday, September 1, 2023, from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m at Heafey-Hoffmann-Dworak & Cutler, West Center Chapel, 7805 W. Center Road, Omaha, NE  68124.










  • Ron Hodges Posted August 29, 2023 1:40 pm

    Sorry to hear this. Will be thinking of Susan and children.

  • Margaret Hodges Posted August 29, 2023 3:28 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of Jack. Sending prayers for all the family.

  • Harry Miller Posted August 30, 2023 8:51 am

    I’ll miss my friend. Prayers for Susan and his family.

  • THE GENE GARLOCK FAMILY Posted August 30, 2023 11:13 am


  • melinda irwin Posted August 30, 2023 12:29 pm

    Thinking of you all during this very difficult time. Little Jackie was always special to my Mom since he was born on her birthday.

  • Bethany Cloutier Posted August 30, 2023 12:56 pm

    Sarah, I am so incredibly sorry for your loss. Your father and your whole family will be in my thoughts and prayers. Love Bethany

  • Justin Boswell Posted August 30, 2023 4:13 pm

    I am so very sorry and praying for you all. He was a wonderful and kind man I had the privilege to know and work with.

  • Drew Gusfa Posted August 30, 2023 5:41 pm

    My sincere condolences to the Garlock family. Jack was a friend and a mentor to me. Gone too soon.

  • Donna Pace Posted August 30, 2023 7:52 pm

    I am so sorry to hear of Jack’s passing. I am blessed to have called him my friend and cherish the years working together at Porter Cable. My condolences to the family. You are in my prayers.

  • Dennis Mickelson Posted August 31, 2023 11:20 am

    My deepest condolences to Susan and the family. Jack was truly one of a kind and will be sorely missed..

  • Karyn Van Horn Posted August 31, 2023 11:21 am

    So so sorry to hear about Jack’s passing.
    My prayers are with Susan and the family.

  • Barbara Pacheco Posted August 31, 2023 4:43 pm

    So sorry to hear about the loss of cousin Jack. My prayers are with Susan and the kids.

  • Joseph Lavoie Posted September 1, 2023 8:13 am

    So sorry for your loss. Jack was a true inspiration and mentor to many including myself.
    RIP my friend

  • jim coogan Posted September 2, 2023 9:29 am

    Jack was a tremendous support all during my career. He bonded with people and was good friend, mentor and companion. I’ll miss him greatly and remember how he built me up over the years.

  • Jim & Ann Green Posted September 2, 2023 10:07 pm

    Jack, always energetic and always upbeat.
    Enjoyed our time together at Porter-Cable.
    A blessing to have had Jack in our life.
    A very special man with a very special family.
    Jack, you will be missed by all who know you.
    Our condolences to Susan, John, Sarah, & Mark.
    Jim, Ann, & Michael Green

  • Dick Sterka Posted September 3, 2023 4:50 pm

    Jack was the best client I ever had.and the most honorable man I have ever met.

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