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Jack Pell

June 20, 1940 - March 13, 2019

Jack Pell of Princeton, Texas passed away on March 13, 2019 at the age of 78.  He was born on June 20, 1940 to Owen and Naomi (Moore) Pell in McKinney, Texas. Jack was a 1958 graduate of Plano High School.  He was of the Baptist Faith and a member of the Cowboy Church in Tyler, Texas.    

Jack is survived by his daughter, Cotton Pell Elston and husband, Rick of Fort Worth, Texas; companion, Carol Sue Burris of Holly Lake Ranch, Texas; brothers, James “Jim” Pell and wife, Phyllis of Plano, Texas, Ray Lane Pell and wife, Barbara of McKinney, Texas, and Frankie Pell of Princeton, Texas; grandchildren, Laine Elston and Samantha “Sam” Elston; nieces and nephews, Mike Pell of McKinney, Texas, Kim Finley and husband Ron of Lubbock, Texas and Joe Pell of Melissa, Texas; and numerous other loving family and friends.

A memorial visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.,  Friday, March 22, 2019  at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home, 2525 Central Expressway North, Allen, Texas 75013.

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You will be greatly missed. Thank you for all the stories you told me about my dad and thank you for being a part of this family as well. Prayers for the family. Melinda Wigington , March 16, 2019 Jacky, as we knew him, was a classmate at Plano High School, class of 1958. Our class has stayed close and had reunions through the years. I recall visiting with Jacky at our 50th reunion, if I remember correctly, the last one he attended. We had our 60th reunion last year with 21 in attendance out of a class of 58. I recall seeing Jacky at our 25th reunion, probably for the first time since graduation. He looked sharp in his jeans and western hat. When I had a chance to talk with him, he asked me to tell Mrs. Hardison, our English and Spanish teacher in 9th & 10th grade, a story. He said when he was in Viet Nam in a dire situation, being fired upon, he thought of Mrs. Hardison, of all people! He said he remembered that she always required students to do their best. He wanted to do his best in the situation he was in. He did and he came home! I told Mrs. Hardison that story and she was very touched. She probably never knew that Jacky was even listening to her, but she had made an impression on him that he called upon when he needed it. Rest in peace, Jacky! Sarah Wheeler Welch, March 15, 2019 Thoughts and prayers for all who loved Jack. He was such a sweet man, he blessed our family and touched our hearts with such grace and will be greatly missed. Julie Gibson Gentry , March 14, 2019