Smith, Lt. Col. Jack P.


On August 18, 2012, Jack Phillips Smith entered into the Heavenly Kingdom of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Jack was born to Naydean Virginia Phillips and Kenneth Raymond Smith on June 18, 1931 in Danville, Illinois. Jack attended Purdue University where he played football and then transferred to and graduated from Florida Southern College while serving in the Army ROTC. Jack served in the United States Army and Texas National Guard retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1990. In 1954, while on leave from the Army, he was introduced to Sharon Jean Leisch, also of Danville. The following year Jack mailed an engagement ring to Sharon from Germany and they were married September 11, 1955. In 1965, he moved his young family to Dallas to work for Texas Instruments. Jack worked for various companies in Dallas, primarily in sales, and eventually owned his own travel agency helping to support his love to travel. Jack was a lifelong Presbyterian serving as a Deacon at both First Presbyterian Danville and Highland Park Presbyterian Church where he was a very active member for over forty years. In his retirement, Jack thoroughly enjoyed volunteering at Scottish Rite Hospital and for over 10 years could be found popping popcorn most Friday mornings at the hospital. Jack was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He is survived by wife Marilyn M. Smith who engaged his traveling love in recent years; his children, daughter Laurel and husband Maarten Verheul of San Antonio, daughter Julia and husband John Monroe of Dallas, daughter Dinah and husband Rod Welsh of Austin, and son Reverend Stuart and wife Debra Smith of Darien, CT; grandchildren Hunter Verheul and wife Samantha, Lacey Verheul, Caroline and Clark Monroe, Siena, Milania and Bowen Welsh and Hayden, Micah and Preston Smith; brother Thomas R. Smith and wife Nancy of Danville; and lifelong friend Hubert Myers and wife Linda of Dallas. He was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Sharon. The family will greet well-wishers on Tuesday, August 21, from 6:00-8:00 PM at the Highland Park Presbyterian Church Parlor, enter from McFarlin Blvd. A family internment will be held Wednesday, August 22 at the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery at 10:30 AM. A memorial service will follow at 2:00 PM in the main sanctuary of HPPC. Contributions may be made in memory of Jack to Boy Scout Troop 82 at Highland Park Presbyterian Church, 3621 University, Blvd., Dallas, TX 75205, or Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, 2222 Wellborn St., Dallas, Texas 75219.

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