Son of Orman M. and Vera J. Sheffield Means of Brownwood, Texas. After graduating from Brownwood High School in 1955, he married high school sweetheart Ann McCurry and later joined the U.S. Army. He returned to graduate from Texas A&M in 1962.

Jan was raised a member of Central Methodist Church.

A lover of sports and the outdoors, his original passion was baseball, in which he excelled both as a player and a coach. Later in his life this passion shifted to hunting, fishing and golf.

He is survived by a son, Jan David Means and wife Jamie of Austin, Texas; a sister, Norma Walker and husband Jim of Alta Loma, Calif.; and loving and devoted friend, Carole Spearman, of Brownwood, Texas.

A memorial service will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25, 2007, at Davis-Morris Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at the funeral home just prior to the memorial service.

He was preceded in death by parents Orman and Vera Means.