Jack H. Wilson

March 21, 1932December 4, 2012
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Jack Hart Wilson, 80, of Hartburg, Texas died December 4, 2012 at Baptist Hospital in Orange, Texas.

Jack was born March 21, 1932 in Leesville, Louisiana to Jessie and Pearl Wilson. He graduated from South Park High School in 1950. Jack was a retired electrician out of IBEW #479 in Beaumont, Texas. He never met a stranger. If he had a hobby it was socializing through the people he met everyday. Jack always had a smile for them, a joke and a piece of bubble gum.

Jack married Shirley Ann Hill June 4, 1955. He was a member of Deweyville United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his loving wife, Shirley; daughters, Carol Ward and husband Ray, Laura Lemmond and husband Dean; grandchildren, Jackie Rathgeber and husband Paul, Christi Maddox and husband Heath; great-grandchildren, Jack and Charlie Rathgeber, Trevor and Kobe Maddox and many beloved nieces and nephews.

A gathering of family and friends will be held Thursday, December 6, 2012 from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. at Forest Lawn Funeral Home. Funeral Services for Mr. Jack H. Wilson will be held Friday, December 7, 2012 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Forest Lawn Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

Condolences may be offered at:


  • Funeral Friday, December 7, 2012
  • Visitation Thursday, December 6, 2012

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December 11, 2012

Shirley and family, I am sorry for your loss. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Darlene Baker, Oklahoma City, Ok.

Russell & mary Belle Fisher

December 7, 2012

Shirley & family we are sorry for your loss. Jack was a good man. I enjoy working & fishing with him. We pray for God to put his comforting hand on you and your family.

December 6, 2012

A credit to the electrial trade and
a true friend.

Lester Marioneaux 479

December 6, 2012

Shirley and Family,
You all are in my thoughts and prayers. Jack was one of a kind! Such a kind, loving, thoughtful and wonderful man. God will give you all His Wonderful Gifts to sustain you during this time and in the days ahead.
Love You,
Jewell Smart Bogue

Patti (Wallace) Farmer

December 6, 2012

Shirley, Carol, Laura & Families

I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of Jack. I have fond memories of him from years past being funny and very kind hearted. I think when the Wallace's, Wilson's & Bundy's were neighbors & close friends the parents from each family sort of became surrogate parents for each of the children of these families and they've always been very special to me.I've thought of each family many times through the years with sweet memories and have missed everyone.

I know the pain your feeling right now, I pray for God's peace and love to help you through these difficult days of saying goodbye and weeks and months to come. In time the pain will become more tolerable, lean on each other and your friends to help make it through your grief.

I hope Daddy, Bill & Mary meet Jack at the pearly gates with lots of love and laughter to rekindle their old friendships.

Heartfelt love to you all,

Jack R. Wilson

December 6, 2012

Aunt Shirley,
You know Uncle Jack was only ten years older than me so growing up he was my hero. Looking at the picture of him in his youth reminded me that when Jack would roll up his sleves I would as well. When he got Shirley Hill as a girlfriend it confirmed my thoughts he was so "cool". Sadly I can't be there but there will always be a "Big Jack" in my heart. "Little Jack"

R. O. Williams Jr

December 6, 2012

Patsy & I were saddened to learn of your loss of our SPHS classmate, 1950, Jack Wilson...always enjoyed seeing he and you at the class reunions...know that our prayers and thoughts are with you at this very sad time of your lives.....please know that God knows who you are, where you are and your needs each day, so call on him....his line is never busy and he is available 24/7....Our love to you and yours..R. O. Williams, Jr.

Dan Hetzel

December 6, 2012

Jack was a fine electrician and a wonderful person to be around. He brought a smile to all around him on our construction projects and at our Union Hall. My Prayers are with the Wilson Family.

December 6, 2012

So sorry for your loss..Jack you will wait at the Golden Gate for us and show us in..Going to miss you old friend. Betty and Darrell Woodard

Donna and Darrell Alsandor

December 6, 2012

Carol and Ray,
You and your family are in our prayers..
We are wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.