John "Jack" Eskridge
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Eskridge, John W. "Jack" Jack Eskridge, 89 of Valley Falls Kansas, passed away Feb. 11, 2013. Jack was a Marine in WWII, went to Kansas Univ. where he played/coached basketball. He was the Dallas Cowboys equipment manger (1960-1973) where he designed the Star on the helmet. He is survived by sons Butch and Scott Eskridge, and daughters Denise Kobuszewski and Debra Dickson. Funeral service will be at 10:00 am on Feb. 16th at Carson-Speaks Chapel, 1501 W. Lexington Ave., Independence, MO 64052.




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Published in Dallas Morning News on Feb. 14, 2013.
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February 18, 2013
My condolences to the entire Eskridge family. Mr. Eskridge or as I knew him, Coach Eskridge was one of my 7th grade football coaches at Liberty Junior High in Richardson, TX. As players, he often reminded us that 'please and thank you' will take you a long way and to not be jerks in the classroom. I took those things to heart while growing up and now that I have two 16 year old boys I often find myself reminding them of these very same things. I grew up as a Sooners fan, but I'll never forget the day after Kansas beat Oklahoma for the National Championship (1988) how he made us do the "Rock Chalk" chant during our offseason workout. RIP Coach Eskridge.
Marcus Allen
February 18, 2013
R.I.P MR ESKRIDGE THANK YOU FOR THE WONDERFUL(ICONIC)STAR DESIGN YOU DID FOR OUR BELOVED COWBOYS.YOU COULDN'T HAVE DONE A BETTER IMAGE,my condolences to you family
thomas smith
February 16, 2013
On behalf of the Jones Family Kids who thought of Jack as "Uncle Jack" during the Summer training camps in Thousand Oaks , Ca., he will be deeply missed by John, Tom , Bonnie, and Connie. RIP Uncle Jack...... To the family, our deepest condolences. Feel free to contact me at any time.....
John Jones
February 15, 2013
I taught with Jack at Liberty Junior High. His students loved and respected him. He graciously shared his memories of World War II with his students and the history department. He was a remarkable man and a wonderful teacher and coach.
February 14, 2013
Butch, Scott, Dede, and Debbie,
I'm so truly sorry for your loss. Your dad created excitement in our house by turning us all into Dallas Cowboy's fans. He was great. And he meant so much to my dad. God's peace be with you.
Julie Hughes Waida
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