Jack Walker Etheredge, Jr., 68, of Bridge City, Texas, passed away on May 15, 2019, at his home surrounded by loved ones.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, May 20, 2019, at St. Henry Catholic Church in Bridge City. Officiating will be Father Steve Leger. Cremation will follow the Mass under the direction of Claybar Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., with a Rosary at 7:00 p.m., Sunday, at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City.
Born in Port Arthur, Texas, on August 17, 1950, he was the son of Jack Walker Etheredge, Sr. and Eva (Blackwell) Etheredge. Jack served his country in the National Guard and worked many years as an operator for Total. Jack enjoyed spending time on the golf course, watching westerns-especially Gun Smoke and anything with John Wayne, reading, and going to see blues music played live. He loved the beach and would spend as much time as he could at their family beach house in Crystal Beach. Jack was a very adventurous, outgoing man with a great sense of humor as well as being affectionate and always there for the good hugs. He had an infectious laugh, the gift of gab, never met a stranger, and was known to be the life of the party. He was a true family man who adored his grandchildren. He loved to take them to breakfast, coach their little league teams, and never missed one of his children’s or grandchildren’s games. Jack loved life and will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him. Life will be a little less bright without his shining smile.
Jack was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Eva Etheredge.
He is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Charlotte Ellia (Cunningham) Etheredge; daughters, Niki Renee’ Ford and husband Chris, of Buda and Brittany Starr Sauer, of Mauriceville; grandchildren, Peyton Ford, Jaxon Sauer, Sydnee Sauer, Cason Ford, and his bonus grandson, Bryden Richardson; siblings, Chalma Blackwell and husband Mike, Angie Burleigh and husband Kenny, and Vicki Etheredge; along with numerous other loving family and friends.
Serving as pallbearers will be Mike Blackwell, John Blackwell, John Metoyer, Charlie Fontenot, Darin Cricchio, Chris Ford, Jake Sauer, and Buddy Cunningham. Honorary pallbearers are Scott Cunningham, Ernest Vincent, Glenn Garcia, Charlie Wells, Scott Nunley, Mike Metoyer, Brian Metoyer, Doc Segura, Josh Richardson, Harvey Blankenship, Mike Barnett, Dick Jordan, and Marcus Broussard.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Glioblastoma Foundation at P.O. Box 62066, Durham, NC 27715 or at glioblastomafoundation.org.