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Obituaries

May 23, 2014

Jack Richie

Athens — Arlington – Graveside Services for Jack Richie, 84, of Arlington formerly of Terrell are scheduled for 3:00 P.M. Saturday, May 24, 2014 at Rose Hill Cemetery in Terrell, Texas with Rev. Bill Hauck officiating.

Mr. Richie passed away on May 21, 2014 in Ft. Worth, Texas.

Jack Alan Richie was born September 19, 1929 in Kaufman County, Texas the son of Rufus Richie and Georgia J. Johnston Richie.  Jack was a great athlete and enjoyed life to the fullest. He was quarterback of the Terrell Tigers and led the team to a district championship. He married his high school sweetheart, Tina Carothers and later served in the US Navy during the Korean War.

He was a member of the Rolling Hills Country Club in Arlington. An avid golfer, he also enjoyed bowling and camping with his family.  Jack was a loving husband; something no better shown than how he cared for his wife, Tina, as she struggled with Alzheimer’s for the past ten years. Granddaddy was also an ever-attentive, patient and devoted father and grandfather who will be greatly missed by all that knew him. In better times, Jack and Tina loved to dance and always cleared the floor with their jitterbug.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and three sisters.

 He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Tina; two daughters, Jima King and husband Simon of Arlington, Texas, Julie Harrell and husband Mark of Athens, Texas; six grandchildren, Abbey Watson, Grayson Watson, Natalie Harrell, Caroline Alders, Sam Harrell, Maddie Harrell and a nephew Wilson Patterson.

Arrangements were entrusted to the Hannigan Smith Funeral Home Family of Athens, Texas.

You may write condolences or light a memorial candle at: www.hannigansmith.com.

 

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