Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX

Obituaries

April 30, 2014

Jack “Pop” Stripling

BULLARD — Funeral services for Jack “Pop” Stripling, age 93, of Bullard, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday, May 1, 2014 at Autry Funeral Home Chapel in Jacksonville with Glenn Cogburn, Doug Dupree, and Randy Marion officiating.  Interment will be at Bullard Cemetery.

Mr. Stripling passed away Monday, April 28, 2014 in Tyler. He was a member of the Bullard Church of Christ. Mr. Stripling was a lifelong resident of Bullard living on the same land his entire life. He was a farmer and also retired from Bullard Independent School District as tax collector and bus driver. Mr. Stripling was an avid sports fan for the Bullard Panthers and the Texas Aggies. He was inducted to the Wall of Honor at BISD and was a Bullard FFA Honorary Chapter Farmer.

Pop was preceded in death by his parents, Mose and Janie Stripling; sisters, Nettie Kirkpatrick, Kate Dudley, Veda Teal, Mozelle Cook, Leta Harris, Sally Ray, Mary Dudley, Lucy Foster; brothers, Carl Stripling, Claud Stripling, Pat Stripling, Fred Stripling, and Aaron Foster.

Mr. Stripling is

survived by his wife of 65 years, Marvis Stripling and children, Bruce and Diane Stripling, Terry and Lynette Hughes, all of Bullard. He was also a proud grandparent and great-grandparent to Curt, Dyan, and Cayce Jack Stripling of Bryan, Amy Jane Hughes, Wes, Erin, Jacob, and Kaelyn Stripling, CJ, Natalie, and Ty Burkham, all of Bullard, and Scott, Jodie, and Avery Albritton of Lindale. “Mr. Jack” is also survived by a special friend from his bus driving days, Bubba Norris of Tyler.

Pallbearers will be Curt Stripling, Wes Stripling, Scott Albritton, Christopher Burkham, Mack Davis, Tony Foster, Charles Ray, and Billy Harris.

Honorary pallbearers will be Kimith “Bubba” Norris, Ted Luscombe, Cliff Ray, Clint Ray, Josh Marion, Blake Marion, David Jenkins, Gaylon Metcalf, Don Edwards, and Neil Nance.

Visitation will begin on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 with family receiving friends from 6-8p.m. at Autry Funeral Home in Jacksonville.

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