Jack Baley McFall
Jack Baley McFall died Tuesday, June 5, 2018, in Lockney, Texas. He was 82 years old. Jack was cremated and there will be no memorial service, as per his wishes.
Jack was born August 17, 1935, in Polar, Texas, to Delila and Sidney McFall. The family relocated to Quitaque and Jack graduated from Clarendon High School in 1953.
In his younger years, “Cadillac Jack” was a cowboy for many Texas ranches. The rest of his career was spent in the farming industry at various cotton gins and grain elevators in Briscoe County, and he worked up until the February preceding his death. He was also a very talented farrier and shod horses in the area in his “spare time.” He had a very strong work ethic and his favorite saying, when faced with adversity, was “I’ve had worse than that on my lip and never quit whistling.”
Jack married Jo Ann McGee on November 7, 1959, at the United Methodist Church in Quitaque. They lived in Silverton from 1968 until his death.
He is survived by Jo Ann, his wife of almost 59 years, and by his daughter Jena, of Amarillo, and son Justin, of Silverton; brother Bud, of Cottage Grove, Oregon, and sister Alpha, of Watsonville, California; many special nieces and nephews; countless friends that he considered family; and his dog Willow. Jack was preceded in death by his brothers Sid and Billy Joe McFall.
Jack always had a smile and a kind word for everyone he met. He always claimed he wasn’t a dog person, but all the dogs he and Jo Ann adopted could be found sitting in his recliner with him watching professional bull-riding on TV. His physical presence in our lives will be greatly missed by many.
In lieu of flowers or food, donations may be made at any branch of Happy State Bank to the Jack McFall Love Fund.