William Eugene “Jack” Boler, was born March 9, 1943, in Brownwood, youngest son of William E. and Lois Pearl Boler, both deceased.
A graveside service is set for 10 a.m. Saturday, June 3, 2017 in Forest Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 2, 2017, at Fry-Gibbs Funeral Home.
Preceded him in death were brother, Charles Boler, WWII Battle of the Bulge; brother, W.J. Boler, Midland; sister, Margaret Stewart, Brownwood; daughter, Christa Odell, Midland.
Graduated 1961, Brownwood High School, Spent time at Howard Payne College Brownwood, Graduated from Deming Management, Kansas City, Kansas. Graduated from Quitman Auctioneering School, Quitman.
He found the love of his life and closest friend in Fran Crain in 1977. They were married in 1978 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Family moved to Paris, Texas and stayed in the Limousine cattle business for 10 years. During that time Jack was an administrator for Oklahoma Fixture Company traveling all over the U.S. building department stores like Foleys, Dillards, Shillitos, Bon Marche, and Macy’s. He was offered a position with Federated Department Stores as Construction Administration in the Northeast. He jumped at this opportunity and talked Fran in to selling the old home place and traveling with him.
They both enjoyed living and working in Washington State, Idaho, Oregon, Wyoming, and Montana. Jack loved walking into the wild after his knee replacement surgery and seeing the deer and moose in the wilderness. One of his favorite places was Whistling Jacks Lodge in Idaho.
Jack returned to Texas for retirement. He was enjoying his new found life in Christ and was a member of Shoals Baptist Church. There was nothing Jack liked better than an interesting conversation with a good friend, he could engage with anyone. He passed into Heaven after a long struggle with his health.
Jack is survived by his wife Fran, son Billy Jack, daughter Teresa Bussell and husband Roger. Grandchildren, Tyler, Alexa, Joshua, Trace, Levi, Justin, Jordan and Olivia and great grandchildren, a very special niece, Rita Courtwight and husband Dale, nephew Larry and wife DruAnn Boler of Midland, Charles Boler, Floyd Boler and wife Deborah; nieces Judy Cauble, Jalienne Hanlan, Mary Sue and husband Curtis alderman, and many, many nieces and nephews.
Fry-Gibbs Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. On-line condolences may be sent to the Boler family at www.frygibbs.com