Was lucky to have known Jack and worked with him, even if only for a couple of years. Jack was very kind, witty, and a man with the highest integrity.
Connie, you know how much everyone loved Jack. He really was one of the finest men I ever knew. From the first time I saw Jack when we were young associates at Stubbeman McRae, I knew we would be fast friends. Although we did not keep up with each other after we moved to Austin (1998), I continued to hear about his many successes in business and in education. He could do almost anything because he had a multitude of gifts. Probably his best gift as far as I am concerned was his gentle and quiet spirit. He was a friend to everyone and was there to help at any time. A great dad and husband were other hallmarks of his life. I was always too loud and as I watched Jack do his thing quietly, I learned to tone it down a bit (well, sometimes)! Basically, Connie, Jack brought everyone JOY! An incredible legacy to leave. I will miss him. Love to you all.
I knew Jack back in our Boy Scout days and grew to love him and admire him in so many ways. His dry wit always came at the right time and right circumstances. I will miss him a lot.
My thoughts and prayers are with Jack's family and friends. He was exceptionally gracious and kind to me and I greatly appreciated his support throughout the years. What a very dear man who touched so many lives. He enriched the lives of all who had the privilege of knowing him.
Connie, Julia and I are sad to hear about Jack's death. He was a great man and one of the most compassionate people I ever met. He made a great contribution to this State. Dr. Charles Matthews