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Jack H. Clark of Woodville, TX 1925-2024

Jack H. Clark, 98 of Woodville, passed away Wednesday, February 14, 2024 at The Orchard in Woodville, Texas.

Visitation will be held 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. service time Monday, February 19, 2024 at Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home Chapel in Woodville with burial in Mt. Pisgah Cemetery.  Officiating will be Brother Jay Abernathy and Brother Mark Tolar.  Serving as pallbearers will be Preston Broom, Jimmy Cruse, Charles Zimmerman, Fred Turner, Charles Spurlock, and Oliver Gore.  Honorary pallbearers will be Allen Temple, Lionel Reese, and Ken Weaver.

Jack Clark was born in Tyler County June 20,1925 to Thomas Frank Clark and Lillie Bell Young Clark.  He graduated from Kirby High School in Woodville in 1942.  After graduation he joined the Navy in September 1942 and was discharged in 1946.

On June 21, 1946, Jack married Mary Frances Moulton in Longview, Texas. After they married, they moved to Canyon, Texas where he started to college at West Texas State.  After a couple of years, they decided that they would move to Huntsville Texas where Jack would go to Sam Houston State and would graduate from there with a Masters Degree in Agriculture.  While in college in Huntsville there first Daughter, Tamberly Gail was born.  

After graduating from college Jack had jobs at Sears Roebuck & Company in Lubbock and Texarkana.  They eventually moved to Greggton where he went to work at Lone Star Steel in Dangerfield.  While living in Greggton, their second daughter, Cezila Ann was born.  In 1957 Jack went to work for McCrory Dime Store chain and moved the family to Oak Cliff.  The in 1959 Jack went to work for Texas Instruments in Richardson.  He started as a technician checking the gold slicing on silicon transistors.  Jack was with Texas Instruments for nearly 30 years and rose to the rank of semiconductor processing engineer, developing new process and overseeing manufacturing.

After retiring in 1986 Jacks passion had been managing his pine tree farm which is 56 acres. These 56 acres are about 3 miles of Woodville.  These 56 acres is part of the original 295-acre tract that Jack’s great grandfather, William Clark acquired in the mid 1850’s.  Jack inherited his portion of the original track in 1931 when he was six years old.

Jacks’ other passion after retiring was working with the Volunteer Christian Builders building churches from here in Tyler County to as far northwest as Alaska and up and down the east coast.  He did that for as long as his wife Frances was able to continue to travel.  He was chairman of the building committee that was over building the family life center at First Baptist Church here in Woodville.

Jack has been a member of the Tyler County Forest Landowners Association and the Texas Forest Association since soon after retiring in about 1986.  He served on the board of directors of the association and also served as Vice President.  He has been on the Tyler County Hospital Auxiliary for over 20 years.  Until he was about 95, he volunteered once a week at the entrance to the emergency room where he assisted incoming patients getting to admitting and to the emergency room.

Jack has been an active member in Baptist churches where they have lived in Texas.  He was ordained a deacon April 24, 1966, at Calvary Baptist church in Garland Texas.  He has been an active member of First Baptist Woodville since moving back to Woodville.  He taught Sunday School for many years.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Frances; daughter, Cezila Ann Zinnante, brother Jerry Earl Clark and sister, Avon Page Ogden.  

He is survived by his daughter, Tamberly Gail McCullough and husband Richard of Woodville; grandchildren, Robert McCullough and wife Becky, Peter Zinnante and wife Katrina, and Jason Zinnante; and 6 great grandchildren, Blakley McCullough, Clayton, Kaden and Addison Zinnante and Paisleigh and Avery Zinnante and brother Bryant Kolb, Sisters Francis Smith, Jewel Murphy and Peggy Morrell: many nieces, nephews and other family and friends.  

Memorial may be made to First Baptist Church Library, 202 S. Charlton St., Woodville, Texas 75979 or Volunteer Christian Builders, 110 Rainbow Dr., Livingston, Texas 77399.

Services are under the direction of Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home in Woodville, Texas.




Monday, February 19, 20241:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home-Woodville

113 West Holly Street

Woodville, TX 75979


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