Remembering Jack Shuford

November 29, 2018

As the egg industry mourns the loss of Jack Shuford in early November, we remember his important contributions to egg producers. In 1978 egg producers were having difficulty purchasing building and bird insurance.  To resolve this problem, Jack Shuford established a Property and Casualty Insurance Program specifically for UEP members.  Though working with different insurance companies, Shuford provided insurance services to UEP members for many years.

Due to Shuford’s efforts, this member service is still available today through Palomar Insurance and has provided numerous benefits to UEP members.

According to Des Yawn from Palomar, “Jack was the founder of the UEP insurance program, a mentor to me and others, but most importantly always did what was right regardless of the potential consequences.  He lived and loved the egg industry, and everyone involved with it.”

Jack served in the military in the late 1940s then began working in insurance to support himself during his college years.  He graduated with a Juris Doctorate from Emory Law School in 1952 and became a member of the bar. After graduating, he continued to work his way to the top of his field in Insurance, going on to develop policies for United Egg Producers throughout the U.S.

Jack Shuford passed away peacefully at home in Atlanta surrounded by the love and prayers of his family on November 5, 2018, at the age of 90.  He is survived by his wife, Sandra C. Shuford, five daughters, ten grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.  Condolence cards can be sent to the family at 4004 Columns Drive, Marietta, Georgia 30067.