JACK ELWOOD, 73, of Fort Worth, died April 6, 1999,
at a Fort Worth hospital.
He was born October 30, 1925, in Mingus, TX and was
raised in Ranger, TX. He attended Ranger High School
in the Class of 1943. He served in the U.S. Army in
WWII in Germany. Employed by Consolidated Vultee in
1949 as a maintenance welder, he was retired from
General Dynamics in 1980 as assistant foreman after
31 years of service. Jack was a private pilot and
an avid fisherman, hunter and motorcyclist.
Survivors at the time of his death include his wife of
40 years, Julia Elwood of Fort Worth; his brother, Thomas
Elwood (RHS-1941) of Weatherford; his sister-in-law,
Martha Van of Fort Worth; and two nephews.
Jack had a very wry sense of humor and was an avid CB
radio fan. He had a base station and CB radios in his
cars, boat and motorcycle. Jack became known as "Jick"
to his family because "Jick" was the nearest his older
brother Thomas could come to pronouncing "Jack" when he
was a small boy.
His parents were Howard F. and Eula Dot (Young) Elwood.
The father, born in Bluffton, IN, was a welder and
mechanic and the mother, born in Graham, was a devoted
mother and housewife. Jack and his parents are buried
at Evergreen Cemetery in Ranger.
Note: Jack’s wife, Julia Elwood, has since died on
October 22, 2000, in Fort Worth and was buried beside
Jack at Evergreen. (Courtesy of Thomas Elwood)