John Pacek, 76, of Muldrow died Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, at a local nursing home. He was a retired long-haul truck driver and a veteran of the Korean War.

Cremation was under the direction of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home of Van Buren. No service is scheduled.

He is survived by his wife, Peggy; two daughters, Elizabeth Willet of Muldrow and Ida Sanchez of Albuquerque, N.M.; seven sons, James Pacek of Greenwood, Michael Pacek of Joliet, Ill., Jay Pacek of Rockford, Ill., Milo Hamby of Broadview, Ill., Matthew Hamby of Colorado Springs, Colo., Alex Hamby of Phoenix and and Timothy Hamby of Muldrow; a sister, Sharon of Las Vegas; a brother, Tom Pacek of Rockford, Ill.; 22 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.