Jack L. Browder TYLER- A graveside service for Jack L. Browder, 88, of Tyler, formerly of Lubbock, will be held on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 11:30 a.m. at the DFW National Cemetery in Dallas with Rev. Dennis Cable officiating. Mr. Browder passed away December 6, 2012 under the care of Hospice of East Texas. He was born March 8, 1924 in Mangum, Okla. to Orian Gerald and Mabel L. Watts Browder. Jack graduated from Brownfield schools after which he enlisted in the US Army where he was a Navigator Gunner for the 327th Bombardment Squadron - 92nd Bombardment Group. As a gunner on B17's, Jack was shot down and captured becoming a Prisoner of War for greater than a year. After returning to the US, he worked as a civilian supervising the Aircraft Engine Test Cell Division at Reece Air Force Base in Lubbock. He worked there until his retirement. Jack was a member of the Ex POW Club in Tyler, American Legion, VFW in Frankston and NARF. Jack was preceded in death by his parents, and wife Mary Margaret Browder, sister, Fola Threat and brother Norwood Browder. He is survived by his loving family including his sister-in-law, Donna McCoy and husband Gene of Flint; niece, Lisa Morgan and husband Brett of Tyler; and brother-in-law, Leroy Bishop and wife Pat and their sons, Cody, Chad and Clay and their families. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the ESPCA, the Disabled American Veterans, Attn: Gift Processing, PO Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH, or the Hospice of East Texas Foundation, 4111 University Blvd, Tyler 75701.
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Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on Dec. 9, 2012