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Subject: [MCFARLAND] Jack Howard McFarland - Obituary
Date: 6 Oct 2006 09:39:45 -0600


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Express-News, San Antonio, Texas
8/30/2006


McFarland

Major Jack H. McFarland (USAF Retired) of Lytle, Texas was born on January 30, 1922 in Burnet, Texas and died August 27, 2006. Beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend, Major McFarland graduated from Burnet High School and entered the Army Air Corps in July 1940 at Kelly Field, Texas. He graduated from pilot training on August 27, 1942. Major McFarland received his battlefield commission during service in the European Theater of Operations where he flew 51 missions over England, Africa and Italy as a P-38 pilot. His meritorious service won him the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal with six oak leaf clusters, among numerous other decorations. After the war, he continued service in the USAF, flying jet aircraft. He completed duty in Saudi Arabia and France and was an exchange pilot with the Marine Corps at Cherry Point, NC. After retirement from the USAF, he continued government service at Kelly AFB, retiring in 1984. Major McFarland was an active member of !
the Lytle community, serving terms on the School Board and the Atascosa County Tax Appraisal Board. He was a Deacon at Trinity Baptist Church. Major McFarland is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Bette; daughters Fran Greve (J.P.) of Austin; Bonnie Jones of Bandera; Marilyn McFarland of Lytle, and Patti Gardner (Tony) of Canyon Lake; eight grandchildren, David McFarland (Laura), Carrie Lee (Simon), Ben Jones (Natalie), Suzanne Jones, John Pat Greve (Faith), Michael Greve (Wendy), Brian Greve, and Jack Matthew Gardner; three great-grandsons, Samson Lee, Calvin Lee and Jack McFarland Greve. He was preceded in death by his parents, RJ and Zelma McFarland; brother Harold and sister Mildred File. Funeral services will be 11AM Thursday, August 31 at Trinity Baptist Church in Lytle. Interment and masonic graveside services under the auspices of Atascosa Lodge #379 A.F.& A.M will follow at Lytle Masonic Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of HURLEY FUNERAL HOME Lytle,!
TX 78052 (830) 709-0698

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The Highlander, Marble Falls, Texas
9/9/2006

Major Jack H. McFarland
Jan. 30, 1922 – Aug. 27, 2006


Major Jack H. McFarland (USAF Retired) of Lytle, was born Jan. 30, 1922, in Burnet and died Aug. 27. Services were held Aug. 31 at Trinity Baptist Church in Lytle.
Beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend, he graduated from Burnet High School and entered the Army Air Corps in July 1940 at Kelly Field, Texas. He graduated from pilot training on Aug. 27, 1942.

He received his battlefield commission during service in the European Theater of Operations where he flew 51 missions over England, Africa and Italy as a P-38 pilot. His meritorious service won him the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal with six oak leaf clusters, among numerous other decorations. After the war, he continued service in the USAF, flying jet aircraft. He completed duty in Saudi Arabia and France and was an exchange pilot with the Marine Corps at Cherry Point, N.C. After retirement from the Air Force, he continued government service at Kelly AFB, retiring in 1984. He was an active member of the Lytle community, serving terms on the School Board and the Atascosa County Tax Appraisal Board. He was a Deacon at Trinity Baptist Church.

Survivors include his loving wife of 62 years, Bette; daughters Fran Greve (J.P.) of Austin; Bonnie Jones of Bandera; Marilyn McFarland of Lytle, and Patti Gardner (Tony) of Canyon Lake; eight grandchildren, David McFarland (Laura), Carrie Lee (Simon), Ben Jones (Natalie), Suzanne Jones, John Pat Greve (Faith), Michael Greve (Wendy), Brian Greve, and Jack Matthew Gardner; three great-grandsons, Samson Lee, Calvin Lee and Jack McFarland Greve.

His parents, RJ and Zelma McFarland, brother Harold and sister Mildred File predeceased him.

Arrangements were under the direction of Hurley Funeral Home of Lytle.




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