TEAGUE - Funeral services for Earnest G. Pack will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, at Bowers Funeral Home in Teague. Interment will follow the services at Greenwood Cemetery.
Visitation will be held prior to the service on Wednesday beginning at noon.
Earnest was born in Stephenville to Calvin H. and Cecil Jones Pack. He grew up on the family farm and learned the value of hard work at an early age by harvesting crops, building and mending fences, feeding the livestock and milking the cows. He graduated salutatorian from Huckabay and went on to earn a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education with a Business Composite from Abilene Christian University and later received his Master’s Degree from Baylor University.
He also studied finance and business administration at the University of North Texas and Federal Tax Laws and Ethics at the Louisiana Income Tax School.
After his college days, he returned to Huckabay as head coach basketball coach and business teacher. He coached his basketball and baseball teams to district championships while teaching accounting and history. Earnest married Mary Kaye on July 29, 1966 and shared over fifty-one years of marriage together.
Mr. and Mrs. Pack moved to Fort Worth where he worked for Fort Worth Christian Schools as Business Manager for a year before becoming Principal of the K-12th grade school as well as basketball coach where he again had success and won the Christian School Conference. In 1971, he and his family moved to Teague where he taught special education and driver’s education. He later became the supervisor of special education for the Bi-County Co-op in Fairfield. He later became the Director of the Co-op until his retirement in June of 2005.
In 2010, Mr. Pack went back to work in Centerville as interim director of special education and retired a second time in 2012. Throughout many of his working years he also operated his own tax and bookkeeping business and served many clients and families. Mr. Pack was elected Mayor of Teague in 1998 and with the exception of a few years remained as such and was currently serving as Mayor. Throughout those years of service he refused to take the Mayor salary. He was a life member of the Texas State Teacher’s Association, a former member of the Texas Council of Special Education Administrators, the Teague and Fairfield Rotary Clubs, the Fairfield Kiwanis Club, and he was a past recipient of the Citizen of the year award from the Teague Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Pack was a faithful member of the Fairfield Church of Christ for many years and served as elder.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Kaye Pack; one son, Greg Pack and wife Sandy all of Teague; two granddaughters, Megan Holmes and husband John, and Morgan Pack and Isai Serna; two great-granddaughters, Charlee Kaye Holmes and Hadley Marie Serna; two sisters, Lucille Bills and Rudene Adams both of Stephenville; one sister-in-law, Lana Hill; two nephews, Ronald McClatchy and Rodney McClatchy; other relatives and friends.
The family requests memorials be made to Foster’s Home for Children, P.O. Box 978, Stephenville, TX 76401.
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