Jack D. Switzer, 85, of Midland, Texas, passed away peacefully July 22, 2014, after a lengthy illness. Jack was born March 30, 1929, in Danville, Illinois to Charles and Maude Switzer. he served in the United States Air Force, during which time he was stationed in England. Jack moved to Midland, Texas, in 1969, where he married Carol Hayes Switzer and worked for General Tire in Odessa, Texas, until he retired. He is survived by his wife, Carol; daughter Leah, six step-children, Cary Yates, Kenny Yates, Tracy Yates, Caryn Stoner, Kevin Yates, and Chris Yates; sixteen grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Jack was interested in people, politics, philosophy, and religion and enjoyed debating these subjects. The family wishes to express thanks to Hospice of Midland and Senior Care nursing facility. Per Jack's request, no funeral services will be held. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Hospice of Midland.
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Published in Midland Reporter-Telegram on Aug. 10, 2014