Jack Parnell Minish Jr.

January 11, 1948 - September 21, 2021

Jack Parnell Minish Jr., 73, a resident of Lee County, FL since 1983, formerly of Louisville, KY, passed away Tuesday, September 21, 2021 in Cape Coral, FL. He was born January 11, 1948 in Rome, GA to Jack Parnell and Patricia Jane Minish, Sr., now deceased.

Jack was of the Christian faith and attended New Life Assembly of God in Lehigh Acres, FL and Faith Assembly of God in North Fort Myers, FL. He is a graduate of Western Kentucky University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree. Jack was a USPAP Certified Appraiser of Tangible Personal Property. Jack fulfilled his dream of having his own appraisal business serving the Lee Collier and Charlotte Counties. He also had 16 years on NBC/ABC producing the “Trash or Treasure” segments.

Jack was happiest when he was sharing his love of the Lord with others, spending time with family and friends, especially his stepdaughter and grandchildren. Jack was very active, if he wasn’t working on estate sale appraisals or working on “Trash or Treasure”, he enjoyed traveling, boating, golfing, and biking.

He is survived by his loving wife, Diane Bartolozzi Minish; stepdaughter, Gina De Riso of West Palm Beach, FL; siblings, Lynne Minish of Bowling Green, KY, and Bill Minish (Tracey) of Antigo, WI; grandchildren, Kate Riniker, Cole Riniker, and Duelio Riniker; nephew, Will Minish; niece, Emma Minish of Antigo, WI; as well as nieces and nephews in PA, NC, and FL.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 6:00 PM on October 22, 2021. Please RSVP via text message to (239)565-6088 for address. An internment will be held at a later date in Auburn, KY.

Memorial Contributions in memory of Jack Parnell Minish Jr. are suggested to Faith Assembly of God with notation “Jack Minish Missions Memorial”, 6950 Bayshore Road, North Fort Myers FL 33917.

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.


  1. Marsha Hamm Sep 24, 2021 at 2:34 pm

    Love you Uncle Jack!!! Do glad to see you 2 times this year!!! Best house guest ever!!!

  2. Janet Greenawalt Sep 24, 2021 at 2:45 pm

    Jack will be missed, he is with the Lord now and his parents.

  3. Jill E. Sep 24, 2021 at 3:03 pm

    Jack, you will be dearly missed. It’s hard to believe I won’t see you at church anymore, but I will one day give you a hug in heaven. I’ll do everything I can to help Diane until she sees you again. Love you and miss you!

  4. Michelle A Mitchell Sep 24, 2021 at 3:13 pm

    Love you uncle jack. We will miss all your funny quotes with Aaron and family. 💓🙏

  5. Le Johnson Sep 24, 2021 at 3:26 pm

    Jack was a wonderful person with a great personality and to me a close friend. Jack was a great conversationalist and could remember details from 50 years ago amazing! I will miss my football Buddy very much.

  6. Helga and Ted Sep 24, 2021 at 3:48 pm

    Jack, we are so glad we got to spend our latest vacation with you and Diane. So many laughs! We will miss you. You’re with your apple strudel (give her a hug for me). Love you.

  7. Carole Chacko Sep 24, 2021 at 4:27 pm

    Love you Jack, so glad you and Diane visited last year spending time together with me. You were a good man and know you are in God’s loving arms. Tell Rich I love and miss him and take care of Indy for me.

  8. Lynne Minish Sep 24, 2021 at 4:40 pm

    Jack…You were an exceptional, caring brother. I won’t forget the love you gave me throughout our lives together. I have so many pictures/memories to remind me. I will see you in Heaven. You are gone too soon. Rest in peace. I love you so much. Lynne

  9. Geoff & Terri & Safi (Safinella) Sep 24, 2021 at 4:47 pm

    You will be missed by everyone that knew you. Peace be with you my friend. Until we meet again.

  10. Lynne Minish Sep 24, 2021 at 4:48 pm

    Jack, I miss you and the love you gave me during our lives. I will see you in Heaven. I love you. Rest in peace. Gone to soon..Lynne

  11. Melissa Brooks Sep 24, 2021 at 9:15 pm

    Jack was an amazing man. He and Diane gave me my first Children’s Bible. Growing up, my family and I spent a lot of time with Jack and Diane, at the house or church or dinner. Jack was a man who treated people with kindness and was always willing to help. I had just spoke with him several weeks ago and was looking forward to seeing him and Diane. Although; he is with the lord and watching over us, he will surely be missed. My heart is heavy. My family and I will make sure Diane is safe and forever loved♥️. Thank You Jack for always being you!

  12. Nanette M Bartolozzi Sep 25, 2021 at 8:25 am

    Brodder! Sitter! That was his favorite greeting when the family got together. We will always have Jack in our hearts and the memories forever. Rest with God!

  13. Jerry Johnson Sep 25, 2021 at 9:06 am

    Jack and I always need our conversation with”I love you man”, well Jack for the last time I’m going to say”I love you man”enjoy playing golf in that big golf course in the sky

  14. Robbie Pergola Sep 25, 2021 at 10:28 am

    Thank you for all the good times we have had on our family visits. All the driving you did. Your generosity. The happiness and smiles you gave. Thank you for being you! I will miss your little jokes and you calling me Wobbie

  15. Rita and Sandra Sep 25, 2021 at 10:50 am

    I remember how much Jack & Diane helped after Jason passed. They drove us and Beno to a child social services in the late hours so that he could be interviewed. After Jason’s house burned, they assisted him in getting some basic items he lost in the fire. Jason considered him one of his best “buddies”; always a mentor, uncle, & pal. Jason and Jack are working God’s estate sales now. May he rest in the arms of our Lord.

  16. Joe & Lorre Clouse Sep 25, 2021 at 2:58 pm

    So sorry for the loss. Jack was a great man. Prayers to the family.

  17. Debbie Sep 25, 2021 at 6:07 pm

    Jack was a kind and loving man. He loved everyone. My heart breaks as I try to understand why now – he was due more years, more laughs, more hugs, more of everything. He was the best man ever. There is an empty spot in my grieving heart that will never be the same.

  18. Cindy Ismail-Beigi Sep 25, 2021 at 7:25 pm

    Thirty five years ago; my family was very close to Jack and Diane. He was a nice gentleman and we had lots of fun with them. I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you Diane, Gina, and all of your family. Love, Cindy Ismail-Beigi and family.

  19. Linda Diamond Sep 25, 2021 at 9:09 pm

    Uncle Jack you will certainly be missed.. I always enjoyed our visits..You were such a blessing to Aunt Diane. I know you are free from pain and you are whole again.. I know you were received by those who have love you here on earth and will be forever with you in heaven .. Love Linda and Family❤️

  20. Ronald Pergola Sep 26, 2021 at 9:51 am

    Jack, thanks for all the trips to PA to visit us. You were always nice, fun, generous to be with. We will miss those visits with you. Thanks , until we meet again.

  21. Ron Pergola Sep 26, 2021 at 10:09 am

    Jack, Thanks for all the trips to Pennsylvania to visit us.You were always fun, nice, generous to be with.We will miss those visits with you. Thanks, Until we meet again.

  22. Wayne Crabtree Sep 26, 2021 at 10:26 am

    Dear Jack…I miss you so much!! You were a very important influence on me. From our high school days, through your passing, my brother! I will always cherish the memories at Southern High School, college days, and our many great conversations!! I know you’re in peace, with our Lord in Heaven, reunited with your mom and dad. I sure we’ll have a grand get-together, in the presence of the Lord. Your pal…”Dickee”!

  23. Donna Threet Sep 26, 2021 at 11:19 am

    Diane, our hearts are broken for you and the family. I always looked forward to seeing the two of you. May God fill you with his peace as you face this new season of life.

  24. Robert Von Gyurcsy Sep 27, 2021 at 1:21 pm

    It was such fun and a great privilege to have worked with Jack all the years on Trash or Treasure. We were co-workers and became friends. He taught me so much about antiques. We will miss him greatly.

  25. Phil and Lynda Brooks Sep 28, 2021 at 4:19 pm

    People are remembered for different reasons – a great laugh, a unique perspective, a story shared but mostly, we will remember a life well lived and a person well-loved. We are sad now, but how lucky we were and how fortunate we are still to have all the stories and experiences and memories we shared. Rest in Peace dear friend.

  26. Alvin Currry Sep 28, 2021 at 7:53 pm

    I am thankful for the life lived by Jack and the times I had to spend with him and his incredible wife Diane. My prayers for strength and acceptance of Gods will for and by the family..to Diane God is still on the throne love and prayers.

  27. Roberta Sep 28, 2021 at 8:49 pm

    My sincere condolences to Diane and family. I met Jack through their estates sales. He knew his stuff! I enjoyed watching him on ‘Trash to Treasures’ also. Every time I think of him, the song of ‘Jack & Diane’ goes through my head. Jack you will be missed. RIP

  28. Michelle Dutcher Sep 30, 2021 at 4:39 am

    I am so sorry for your loss . My sincere condolences. Will be praying for you Diane and your family.

  29. Phil & Donna Harper Sep 30, 2021 at 7:34 am

    Jack, you are greatly missed. We loved your “Trash & Treasure” TV show and we always looked forward to our Sunday mornings when you picked us up for Sunday school & church followed by breakfast at a local restaurant.. Your stories were always so entertaining & we will miss hearing them. We love & miss you, Jack. RIP

  30. patsy anderson Sep 30, 2021 at 11:16 am

    It’s such a shock; I have no words. Jack, I will miss you.

  31. Sherry and Bob Early Sep 30, 2021 at 5:26 pm

    We will miss you Jack, your smiles and positive outlook on life. May you rest in peace. May Diane and your family find comfort and peace with Faith.

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  33. Nancy Hootman Oct 1, 2021 at 12:10 pm

    Oh Jack, I’m heartbroken to hear this. I treasured your friendship always, even when we went months without being in touch.

    Diane, I simply don’t have the words to tell you how sorry I am for your loss.

  34. Bozena Wiggins Oct 2, 2021 at 12:51 pm

    I’m so saddened to hear this heartbreaking news.
    Jack was such a kind, thoughtful, funny and generous person. I’m very glad I had the pleasure of working with him. Rest in peace my friend❤

  35. Pam & Rod Edelmann Oct 17, 2021 at 1:41 pm

    Jack you will be greatly missed! We are so blessed that we have to gotten to be such wonderful friends with you and Diane. We enjoyed all of the boat rides and going out to lunch together. You were such a wonderful captain and Rod enjoyed being your “co-captain”. The bike rides were great and really kept us in shape. You kept us accountable. Rod enjoyed the rides and then the wonderful talks afterwards. The Rummikub games were fun and entertaining. We enjoyed spending all of the time with you and Diane. But most of all we will miss all the wonderful talks and friendship that we have had over the years and miss all the time of you saying “Rodney”. We will help watch over Diane for you. All of our hearts are breaking and we will miss you more than you will know !!!

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