HICO - L.R. (Jack) Whiteside, 82, died Monday, Oct. 22, 2007, at Forrest Ridge Care Center in Hamilton.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2007, at the First United Methodist Church in Hico with Rev. Sharon Robertson officiating. Burial will follow in Clairette Cemetery with Rutledge-Jones Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Jack was born on May 13, 1925, in Clairette to John and Henry Eita Whiteside, and had lived in the Hico area since 1978. He served in the United States Navy during World War II.

Survivors include daughters Sheryla Custer and husband John of Hamilton and Tracy Travis and husband Bill of Hico; grandchildren Shaun Crowson of Mineola, Shannon Crowson of River Oaks, Jonniece Courtney of Tolar, Jason Custer of Groves, and Ricky Brewer of Austin; great-grandchildren Meagan and Caleb Crowson, Lillie and Audrey Crowson, Tanner Courtney, Brody and Jenna Custer; nieces, nephews, and numerous cousins.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Iredell VFW or the charity of your choice.

Published Oct. 24, 2007

Stephenville Empire-Tribune