Jackie Lee Engle Sr.

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  • "Dad I will miss you but we will talk in my prayers."
    - Jack Engle Jr.
  • "As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's..."
    - Margaret Gibson
  • "Millie, you are in our prayers. May God wrap His loving..."
    - Delores and Bob Bailey
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    - Bonnie Whaley-Elkerton
  • "May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow."
    - Lou Ann Tiger
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Jack lost his battle with cancer - Friday October 28, 2011 in Odyssey House Hospice in Conroe Texas

Born: Terra Haute, Indiana, January 28, 1936

Father: Robert Engle

Mother: Lillian May Thornburgh Engle

Raised in Hammond Indiana with 5 brothers and sister

High School: Hammond High graduated June 1956

Jack proudly served in the Air Force from October 30, 1956 to October 28th 1960 and was Honorable discharged.

College: Purdue University, Hammond, UCLA California, Toledo University, Arizona University

Jack is survived by his wife Millie Whaley-Engle, sons Jackie Lee Engle Jr. and Ronald Lynn Engle, step-daughter Dina Stevens Kroczy, sister Dorothy Smith, and step-children by Millie: Ken, Craig, and Tom Whaley and Cindy Olivieri. Also survived by grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Jack was married to Sharon Engle in February 1990 and in 2001 donated one of his kidneys to her while she was on dialysis. Sharon passed away of cancer in 2008.

Jack had two sons, Jackie Lee Engle Jr. and Ronald Lynn Engle while married to Camille Ann Ostapchuck of Hammond, Indiana.

Jack retired in August 2008 from Conroe Regional Medical Center as Director of Environmental Services. Went back to work at CRMC as a Volunteer in February 2009. He met Millie Whaley as a volunteer at the hospital, liked each other, fell in love, Married by the First United Methodist Church on June 4, 2009.

His work history started at American Steel Foundries as a sweeper aged 17 while in high school. Worked 13 years there, in 10 years had worked up to Engineering, Next quit, was then hired into ServiceMaster Hospital Management Services in March 1966 until January 1986, purchased ServiceMaster Fancies in Phoenix Arizona. Built to a million dollar business in 4 years, sold and went back to ServiceMaster mgt. service. Traveled mainly for them for years up to 2001, retired went into consulting for self for 2-3 years, then retired. Back to work at 65 years of age for Conroe Regional Medical Center. Worked there for 5 years then retired.

Played some golf, bowled, liked chess. Avid Star Trek fan. Mainly read their books.; He has around 1,000 collectible Star Trek books that dated back to 1966. As a volunteer at the CRMC hospital he was the auxiliary historian, and on the scholarship program. He was a member of United Methodist Church, served as an usher and greeter. He also volunteered as a Mentor at Sam Houston Elementary School.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Conroe Regional Medical Center Auxiliary "Scholarship" program - 504 Medical Center Blvd-Conroe TX 77304, or Conroe Symphony Leauge 1500 North Frazier St. #3 Conroe TX 77301-1818 or United Methodist Church of Conroe 4308 Hwy 105 West, Conroe TX 77304

There will be a Memorial Service November 7th at 1:00 pm at United Methodist Church of Conroe.


Published on yourconroenews.com from Nov. 3 to Nov. 16, 2011
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