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Funeral services for Jack Wainwright will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, July 29, 2011 at First United Methodist Church, Alexandria with Reverend Barry Hoekstra and Dr. Henry C. Blount officiating. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Ball under the direction of Hixson Brothers, Pineville.
Visitation will be at Hixson Brothers, Pineville Thursday, July 28, 2011 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. and Friday from 1:00 p.m. until time of service at the Church.
A retired automobile salesman and a lifelong resident of Pineville, died in Rapides Regional Medical Center Tuesday July 26, 2011 at the age of 87. He was born in Pineville on April 17, 1924.
Jack served as councilman on the Pineville City Council for 24 years. He served as Curator of Old Town Hall Museum on Main Street, Pineville. He was a member and past master of Solomon in Pineville for 57 years, and served as Treasurer for 40 years. He was a member of H.C. & M.E. Duncan Chapter of the Eastern Star and the York Rite Masonic Bodies as well as the Scottish Rite Free Masonery of the Valley of Shreveport. He was a Charter Member of Habibi Temple in Lake Charles. He was a former member of the Jaycees and the Exchange Club. He was longtime member of the First United Methodist of Alexandria and the Fifty-Fifty Sunday School Class where he served as Class President twice. He served on the Advisory Board member of the Salvation Army.
Jack was a very avid LSU fan and once said, "If you lead a good life, Go to Sunday school, say your prayers, that when you die, you go to LSU." He was a member of "Fast Pitch Softball Hall of Fame" located in Lake Charles.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Irving Wainwright, Sr. and Lucile Thompson Wainwright; two brothers, Irving Wainwright, Jr. and Denzel Wainwright and one sister, Helen Wainwright Blair.
He is survived by his wife, Peggy Croom Wainwright of Pineville; one son, Jon Jay Wainwright of Pineville; one daughter, Alyce Smith and husband, Mike of Baton Rouge; two grandsons, Jeffrey Smith and wife, Eli of Baton Rouge and Lanny Smith and wife, Jana of Brusley; one granddaughter, Jaimi Schaneville and husband, Steve of Baton Rouge; two great grandsons, Justin Smith of Brusley and Zac Shaneville of Baton Rouge.
Pallbearers honored to serve will be Clyde Connell, Lee Portwood, Paul Smith, Mayor Clarence Fields, Riche Dupree and Tom Bouche.
Honorary pallbearers will be Members of Solomon of Lodge.
Memorials can go to a charity of your choice or First United Methodist Church of Alexandria, 2727 Jackson Street, Alexandria, LA 71301.
To extend online condolences to the Wainwright family, please visit us at www.hixsonbrothers.com.
Published in The Town Talk on July 28, 2011