GLEN ROSE -- Jack Burton Waggoner passed away quietly April 20 in Glen Rose.
His memorial will be Sunday, April 29, at 2 p.m. at the Stephenville Funeral Home in Stephenville.
Born in Rotan on Jan. 3, 1939, Jack was the youngest of three brothers.
He graduated from Rotan High School and went on to play football and baseball in college. He graduated from Sul Ross State University and later received his masterís degree from Tarleton State University.
While at Sul Ross, he met and married Judy Miller, his college sweetheart. They were married 51 years and have four children and eight grandchildren.
Jackís career passion was coaching. He coached many championship teams in football, track and baseball. He was a dedicated coach, outgoing and charismatic. Jack enjoyed turning losing programs into winners and this took him to all areas of Texas to coach.
In retirement, he enjoyed his family, playing golf and channel surfing.
Jack was quick with a smile and always had a good story to tell. He was a member of the Baptist church, the Texas High School Coaches Association and USA Track and Field.
He is survived by his wife, Judy; daughter Dawn Waggoner and her children Austin, London and Paris; son Shawn Waggoner and his daughter Shanel; daughter Mica Barton, her husband, Brian, and children Will and Reese; son Mark Waggoner, his wife, Caroline, and children Matt and Casey; his brother, Jerry Waggoner and sister-in-law Betty Waggoner.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to a student-athlete scholarship fund in his name at the F&M Bank in DeLeon or contact the Waggoner family for other arrangements.
Online condolences may be made at www.stephenvillefh.com.