Obituary of Jack G Spindler
Jack G. Spindler, 74, of St. Petersburg, Florida passed away unexpectedly at his home on June 28, 2023, in Sun City Center where he had recently moved.
Jack was born January 2, 1949, in St. Petersburg, FL to John W. and Ann (Westman) Spindler. After graduating from St. Petersburg High School Jack joined the Army and was deployed to Vietnam. Upon his discharge from the Army, he attended the University of Florida in Gainesville and The University of South Florida. Jack had an insatiable thirst for knowledge all his life and researched or took classes to learn about things that interested him.
Jack had a lengthy career in the financial services industry, all in his hometown of St. Petersburg, FL. It started in June 1976 when he was hired to work in the Collection Department at Landmark Union Trust Bank. He quickly climbed the corporate ladder holding various positions throughout several mergers, lastly as Vice President of Merchant Marketing at C&S Bank. In December 1988, Jack joined Payment Systems for Credit Unions (now PSCU), where he was a pillar of the company’s foundation. He held the position of Senior Vice President, Center Manager – overseeing business development and servicing for credit unions in the southeastern sector of the U.S. He was passionate about helping credit unions prosper and led by example. Jack’s contributions to the company’s success were many, but most notably was leading the charge to expand into a strategic new line of business - debit cards. He retired in 2010. Jack’s professional legacy can be best defined by words colleagues used to describe him, including legend, visionary leader, amazing warrior, mentor, great man, and true friend.
Jack is survived by his daughter, Jennifer Brock (Allan) and three grandchildren, Andrew, Anna and Ava of Columbia, SC; sisters Nancy Pourtless of St. Petersburg, FL and Jontie Hicks of Lakewood Ranch, FL; numerous nieces and nephews and many devoted friends.
Jack was the fun uncle who made you laugh and could talk your ear off about subjects from politics to music/movies/art, to fast cars and going to Mars. Until Diabetes robbed him of his health, he was active in martial arts, hiking, scuba diving and traveling. He fought his battle against diabetes with courage and valor. His stories and memories will live in our hearts forever.
In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that donations be made to the American Diabetes Association P.O. Box 7023, Merrifield, VA 22116-7023 or to your favorite charity.
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