Jackie Lee Vanatta(1989 - 2013)

Jackie L. Vanatta, 24, passed away Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013. Memorial service: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Oakcrest Family Church, 6741 Oakcrest Drive West, Fort Worth. Jackie was born July 19, 1989. He was a wild spirit who loved the Lord, music, horseback riding, Special Olympics and watching movies. Most of all he loved spending time with his friends at Williamsburg Home, Oakcrest Family Church and his youth group, Comfort My People. Survivors: Mom, Gia Dahlman; stepfather, Andy Dahlman; father, Michael Vanatta; brothers, Austin Cline and Justin Vanatta; sister, Ann Marie Vanatta; grandparents, Pamela and George Ricketson, Patricia Gilmer; and many uncles, aunts and cousins.

Published in Star-Telegram on Aug. 22, 2013