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Jack Straub, 95, of De Leon, Texas passed away on Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, at De Leon Nursing and Rehab. Jack was born on Nov. 23, 1917, in Salisbury, Missouri to Elmer Harrison Straub and Estelle Camille Jackson. He married Evelyn Straub on May 23, 1980.
Jack was a retired farmer and rancher. He had served in the United States Air Force during WWII as a flight engineer. He received many metals for his honorable service to his country. Jack was a member of the Morton Chapel Methodist Church and a 60-year member of the Masonic Armstrong Lodge in De Leon. He enjoyed wood crafts, coin collecting, working outdoors, playing 42, dominoes and reading. He loved working with his cattle and chickens. He dearly loved his family and enjoyed spending time with each of them.
He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Evelyn Straub; sons, Charles Straub and wife, Carolyn and Bob Straub and wife, Paulette; daughters, Carol Landfried and husband, Kenny, Linda Straub and Janell Quinn and husband, Andy; grandchildren, Mike Straub, Melissa Horner, Greg Landfried, Brent Landfried, Kara Hayes, Brandi Iley and Mindi Quinn; great-grandchildren, Dillon Horner and Kelton Iley; sisters, Mary Kay Cottingham and Jeanette Messina; brother-in-law, Bill Dinwiddie; numerous nieces and nephews; and other extended family.
Jack was preceded in death by his first wife in 1978, Olean Nabors Straub; grandson, Chris Straub; brother, Earl Straub; and sisters, Sara Porter, Jo Ann Dinwiddie and Betty West.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012 at 2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in De Leon. Brother Jackie Auvenshine will officiate the service. Daryl Hirst will provide music.
Pallbearers will be Mike Straub, Greg Landfried, Brent Landfried, Dillon Horner, Matthew Iley and Tye Hayes.
Honorary pallbearers will be Billy Mac Barnes and Jimmy Mahan.
Graveside services will follow in Gardens of Memory Cemetery, Comanche County. Family will receive friends from 9-11 a.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of choice, in memory of Jack. Online condolences may be posted to www.nowlinandersfh.com.