Jackie Neal


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Jackie Neal Newman

Dec 23 1924 - Apr 05 2005

Jackie Neal Newman was born December 1924, to James Reeder Newman and Lula Neal Newman of Frisco. He died on April 5, 2005, at the age of 80. He married Deanie Chumley of Plano on January 1, 1955. He was preceded in death by four brothers: Newell Nathan Newman, Raymond Earl Newman, Homer Clinton Newman, and James Otis Newman. He is survived by wife, Deanie Newman; two sons, Jim and Dale Newman; four grandchildren, Laruen Newman, Whitney Newman, Clint Newman and Connor Newman; two daughters-in-law, Drusilla Wade Newman and Jeri Hansel Newman; and one sister, Genevieve Ruth Kerley. As a member of one of the oldest Pioneer Families still living in Frisco, Jack was born at the Newman Home of Fifth Street, the first brick home built in Frisco. He graduated as Valedictorian of the 1942 Frisco High School class. He attended Texas A&M the next semester until WWII broke out. He returned to work the family farm the rest of his life. Jackie married Deanie Chumley and had two sons, Jim and Dale. Jackie farmed about two thousand acres now known as West Frisco. Just as his parents before him, Jackie got involved in helping the school system of Frisco by serving on the School Board from 1972 to 1978. Jackie and Deanie served the First Baptist Church all of their lives. It was the black lands of west Frisco that brought the Newman Family here in 1841. It was the same black land farms that Jack farmed all of his life. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, April 9, 2005 at 10:00 AM at the First Baptist Church in Frisco with Dr. Chuck Martin and Rev. Ken Neibel officiating. Interment will follow at Little Elm Cemetery in Little Elm, Texas. Visitation will be held Friday, April 8, 2005 from 6:00-8:00 PM at the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Frisco Funeral Home.
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