Jack Jess <I>Blackwell</I> Almack

Jack Jess Blackwell Almack

Death 12 Mar 2004 (aged 82)
Burial Novice, Coleman County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 67768001 · View Source
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Son of Felicia "Lelia" Claudean Snouffer and Otus Perry Blackwell.

Jack's mother died at his birth and Jack was taken in by by his mother's sister, Blossom Nancy Snouffer Almack, the wife of Charles Rupert Almack.

Jack's father remarried, however Jack remained with Blossom and Charles and was adopted.

Husband of:
Marjorie Ruth Marquardt
Venita Ann Attaway

Father of:
1. Carol Lynn Almack
2. Nancy Lynn Almack
3. Charles Arthur Almack
4. Jon Alan Almack


Jack J. Almack, 80, died Friday, March 12, 2004, at an Abilene medical center.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday, at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home Chapel of Memories, 542 Hickory. A graveside service will follow at 4 p.m. in Atoka Cemetery near Novice, Texas. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

He was born to Lelia Claudine (Thomas) and Otus Perry Blackwell on January 2, 1924, in Blackwell, Oklahoma. Jack was adopted by his mother's sister, Blossom Nancy Almack, the wife of Charles Rupert Almack, following his mother's death. He received a master's degree in music from Columbia University in New York, NY, and taught music for several years at the University of El Paso. He later became an insurance agent for John Hancock Insurance from which he retired.

He was a U.S. Air Force veteran and an accomplished musician. During his military service, he was a member of the U.S.O. band, The Star Dusters, performing all over the United States and South America, and continued his music career until recent years.

After his marriage to V. Ann Attaway Cunningham on July 15, 1978, the couple resided in Abilene of which they were longtime residents. They were Baptists.

He was predeceased by his parents, his adoptive parents, and four brothers.

He is survived by his wife, V. Ann Almack of Abilene; four children; two step-children; and several grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 8008 Slide Rd., Suite 12A, Lubbock, TX 79424, or American Caner Society, P.O. Box 41, Abilene, TX 79604.

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  • Created by: Cameron Disney Darby
  • Added: 1 Apr 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 67768001
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jack Jess Blackwell Almack (2 Jan 1922–12 Mar 2004), Find A Grave Memorial no. 67768001, citing Atoka Cemetery, Novice, Coleman County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Cameron Disney Darby (contributor 47173342) .