OBITUARY

Clyde E. Jacks Jr.

February 6, 1940February 19, 2018
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Clyde E. Jacks Jr, 78, of Sugar Land, TX, passed away February 19, 2018 after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. He was born in Grenada, Mississippi on February 6, 1940 to Clyde and Eunice Jacks. He was married to his wife of 50 years, Nancy Kniffin Jacks, and is now reunited with her in heaven, as she preceded him in death last October. He was the very proud father of his two sons, Clyde “Trey” Jacks III and James Jacks, and cherished his role as “Papa” to his grandchildren, Madeline Jacks, Ethan Jacks and Cassidy Jacks. After graduating from Sam Houston State University, where he was a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity, Clyde met Nancy and got married on August 19, 1967. Shortly thereafter, he was drafted into the US Army and completed OCS. He attained the rank of Captain, fought in the Vietnam War and ran the ROTC program at University of Hawaii. As residents of Sugar Land for over 40 years, Clyde and Nancy owned and operated their human resources firm, Trace Consultants, for over 30 years. Clyde was extremely involved in the community, and especially in youth programs. He started and ran both Cub Scout Pack 631 and Boy Scout Troop 1631 in First Colony, and also volunteered in youth soccer and baseball leagues. When his sons were older, he turned his attention to the community, where he served as President of Municipal Utility District, President of the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce, and as a four-term Councilman for the City of Sugar Land, overseeing its boom of the 1990’s, including the construction of the City Hall and Town Square. Clyde was a passionate supporter and volunteer for the Fort Bend Republican Party and attended several state conventions as a delegate. He also co-founded the Fort Bend Sigma Chi alumni chapter and was a member of the Fort Bend Optimist Club. Following retirement, Clyde found a place once more that would allow him to give back, this time to other men and women of the armed forces as the Veterans Affairs Liaison for Fort Bend County. In addition to his wife, Nancy, Clyde was preceded in death by his parents, Clyde and Eunice Jacks of Deer Park, Texas. He is survived by his sons, Trey with wife Yvonne and James with wife Linda, and his grandchildren Maddie, Ethan and Cassidy and step-grandchildren Jackie Merritt and Matthew Merritt. He is also survived by his brother David Jacks, and sister Rebecca Littlejohn with husband Keith. Funeral Services will be held this Friday, February 23, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. in Pasadena, Texas at Grand View Funeral Home, located at 8501 Spencer Highway. Family visitation will be at 2:30 p.m., with a graveside service in the adjacent cemetery following the program. In lieu of flowers, the family is suggesting that a donation in tribute be made to the Michael J Fox Foundation at www.michaeljfox.org/get-involved/donation2.php for Parkinson’s Research at or to the Veterans charity of your choosing to assist the men and women who served our country.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, February 23, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, February 23, 2018

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Joyce & Charlie Ericsson

February 24, 2018

Clyde, Nancy, and the boys were our across the street neighbors in Colony Bend when First Colony was just beginning!

In the early 80's, to us, Clyde was our King of First Colony. He was involved in so many beginnings in the area - ball and activities for all kids, homeowners concerns, politics, etc. He was a starter and carried through!

We admired his political battle for stem cell research!

They moved away but their footprints remain along with great memories!

May Nancy and he Rest In Peace together now.

Doyle Reynolds

February 22, 2018

Because of our Sigma Chi bond, Clyde took me under his wing and got me involved with Fort Bend County contacts that remain friends to this day. Maris and I loved being with Clyde and Nancy "down at the creek" at their home on Caney Creek.
I will miss his "soapbox" times when he demanded your attention and made you pay a price if you failed to give him his due. He could call up a mighty strong personality when he felt it was needed.
Rest in peace, my brother.

Bob & Dianne Wilson

February 21, 2018

Clyde and Nancy were our neighbors and friends for decades. Our sons grew up together. We lost touch after Clyde's illness but will always appreciate the friendship. Bob and Dianne Wilson

Bob Fuller

February 20, 2018

Clyde was my best friend most of my life. We were roommates in college at Sam Houston State University, Sigma Chi pledge brothers and even business partners in Charleston, SC after being in the service. Our lives were linked for the rest of our lives. His suffering is over and that's a blessing. I can feel his smile, holding Nancy's hand. God bless them both. Trey and James, I hope you will take comfort knowing that your Mom & Dad are together. I love you both. Bob (& Judy)

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