Jack C. Waters Jr. LUBBOCK-Jack Clarence Waters Jr. of Lubbock passed away on Monday, Oct. 8, 2012, at the age of 88. He was born June 1, 1924, in Deer Creek, Okla., to the late Jack Sr. and Bessie (Wilson) Waters. After graduating from Pampa High School, he went on to attend Texas Tech University. In 1942, he then enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served during World War II as a pilot until being honorably discharged in 1946. Jack settled in Abernathy, where he farmed the family land. When his son took over the family business, he accepted a job at the Texas Employment Commission before retiring in 1986. Jack married Kitty Wright-Tando on July 12, 1974, in Ruidoso. The couple made their home in Lubbock, but spent time in Ruidoso because of Jack's love for horses. He raised, bred, and raced thoroughbred horses for more than 20 years. Until recently, Jack still enjoyed going to Ruidoso. Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Kitty; three daughters, Christye Weld and husband Richard, Karla Waters and Jackie Waters, all of Lubbock; two sons, Jack C. Waters III of Abernathy and Jay Tando and wife Crystal of Lubbock; one sister, Melleva Rapstine and husband Herbert of Abernathy; seven grandchildren, Jack C. Waters IV, Shannie Carlile, Zach Frost, Dax Frost, Maverick Tando, McKenzie Tando and Bristol Kate Tando; and one great-grandson, Jake Carlile. Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. today, Oct. 10, 2012, with the family receiving friends from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Combest Family Funeral Homes. Graveside services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, in Peaceful Gardens Memorial Park. Memorial donations can be made to the
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Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on October 10, 2012