James Jackson "Jack" Hough
1945 - 2019
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July 19, 1945-Feb. 7, 2019
James Jackson "Jack" Hough, passed away Thursday, February 7, 2019. He was born July 19, 1945 in Decatur, Alabama. Jack graduated with a degree in accounting from the University of Alabama and remained an avid fan for life. Jack served in the Air Force. While stationed in Turkey, he served in the Intelligence Service. Jack felt that joining the Air Force "was one of the best things he ever did." He went on to achieve a Masters in Banking from LSU. He worked in the banking industry for 9 years.Jack moved to Georgia in 1984 to work for Innsbruck Realty, Inc in Helen, Georgia. He was known to be a true entrepreneur, forward thinking and ahead of his time. While in Helen, he was instrumental in developing the Bavarian concept. Jack started in the restaurant business in Helen in the late eighties. He expanded from a single yogurt shop into the Main Street Eatery a few years later. In the early nineties he pioneered the consolidated food court concept and expanded successfully into outlet centers. In 2000, Jack partnered with Pete Wenzell and entered the airport concession business. At that time he changed the name to MSE Branded Foods. Since then, the company has become an industry leader. With Jacks leadership, MSE Branded Foods has won many awards for its accomplishments, including the 2016 Entrepreneurs Masters of Innovation Award. Jack was a well-known and loved member of his community. He was a member of the Gainesville First United Methodist Church and a member of Cross Ties Sunday School class. He was the President of the Wall Street Club, a member of Rotary Club of Gainesville and a Founding Director of the Chattahoochee Bank of a Georgia.He was married to Gail Attaway Davis on November 22, 2014. He is survived by his wife, his son Brandon Hough and his brother Don and sister-in-law Cathy Hough and extended family. He was predeceased by his parents, Mildred and Burford Hough.

Jack was a philanthropist in the Gainesville community and supported numerous charities. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to two of Jack's favorite charities: We Care - 615 Oak Street #F1300 Gainesville, GA 30501 and Gainesville First United Methodist Church 2780 Thompson Bridge Road Gainesville, GA 30501.

The family will receive family and friends for a Celebration of Life at the Chattahoochee Country Club on Sunday evening from 5-7.

Celebration of Life of Life Service will be held at the Gainesville First United Methodist Church 2780 Thompson Bridge Road Gainesville, GA.
Monday, February 11th at 11:00 am, with a reception in the Gathering Room afterward the service.

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Published in gainesvilletimes.com from Feb. 8 to Feb. 9, 2019.
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April 27, 2019
Gail,
We just found out about your beloved Jack from our mutual friend, Nita Dent. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Ned & Hope Dow
April 27, 2019
I am saddened to hear of Mr Houghs death I work for MSE in Akron Ohio but had been gone a few months until today. He was always very kind to me and I enjoy working for the company...May Gods peace surround all who loved him. My sincere sympathy.
Connie Seli
February 20, 2019
I am deeply sorry for your tragic loss. Thank you Jack for your service to our country and the generosity you showed to others. May you Rest In Peace.
Mary Leddon
February 13, 2019
Although I never met Jack I wish to please send my deepest condolence especially to his wife, family and friends. Thank you Jack for your service to our Country and the community. We have truly lost a GREAT person. May the Good Lord continue to keep you in his loving arms.
Patrice Daniels
February 12, 2019
Jack was such a warm,friendly man and although it has been 20 years since I have seen him,I still remember how easy he was to talk to and his gentle ways.
Betsy Wright
February 12, 2019
Sorry for your loss Gail, prayers lifted for you and your family.
Larry Davis
February 11, 2019
My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Jack was a great & respected man. He gave me a chance when others wouldn't. My heart hurts for his loss.
Tommie Perry
February 11, 2019
Gail, there are no words that begin to make this better. Just know that you are surrounded by friends and family that love you very, very much. Lean on your faith, family and friends to offer support and comfort. Your teacher buds from Berkeley Lake are among those holding you close in prayer.
Ann Tiberghien
February 10, 2019
To Mrs. Hough and family,
I extend my heart felt sympathy to each of you.


Carol C.
Brooklyn,NY
Carol C.
February 10, 2019
Even though Jack is in heaven, My memories of him will forever remain And never fade from my heart. And even though I have lost a friend, My prayers go out to his family that lost a father, a husband and a brother.
I will miss you Jack but we WILL meet again
Lisa Sahm
February 10, 2019
May God strengthen and comfort you all during this very difficult time. May the peace of God that excels all thought, guard your hearts and thoughts by means of Christ Jesus. My prayers are with you all.

Maxine Recio
Maxine Recio
February 10, 2019
Our hearts are broken to hear of this tragic news. God's love and healing thoughts to the Hough family at this difficult time.
Max Lehmann
February 9, 2019
Gail & family, all my LOVE and PRAYERS..
Sonya
Sonya Tucker
February 9, 2019
Tom and I send our condolences at this sad and difficult time. Our prayers and thoughts are with all of you. Tom and Sandy Moore, parents of Michael Moore.
February 9, 2019
RIP Jack. You will be missed.
Robert Starke
February 9, 2019
Jack was a dear friend of my mother and father, Marsha Peterson and David Baggett. In loving memory of a wonderful person. RIP Jack and God Bless.
Beau Baggett
February 8, 2019
RIP my dear friend
Scott Clark
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