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Winstel, Jack Hulsey

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April 2, 1931 - January 8, 2020

Winstel, Jack Hulsey

Jack Hulsey Winstel

April 2, 1931 – January 8, 2020

Jack Hulsey Winstel, a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather died on Wednesday, the 8th of January 2020 at the age of 88.

Born on April 2, 1931 to Eva and Ernest Winstel.  Jack grew up in Port Arthur, graduating from Thomas Jefferson High School.  He began his college education at Lamar University in Beaumont, left to be in the Air Force, and after four years in the service, he returned to Lamar University earning his Bachelor’s Degree.  In 1952, Jack married the love of his life, Doris (Deanie) Hardy whom he met in 1949 at the Episcopal facility now known as Camp Allen.

Upon graduation, Jack and Deanie moved to Richardson, Texas and Jack went to work for Texas Instruments. While at TI, he was most proud of working with Jack Kilby when the integrated circuit was developed.  After working for TI over 20 years, Jack opened The Frame-Up, a do-it-yourself and custom picture frame store in Spring Creek Village. Jack thoroughly enjoyed engaging with the customers, learning the craftsmanship of picture framing, and running his own business.  Always interested in acquiring more knowledge, Jack became an active member of the Professional Picture Framers Association. After 15 years at the Frame-Up, Jack was hired by MJDesigns to expand the framing department, which included traveling nationally to open new stores and to train staff.  Once retired, Jack became a Certified Master Gardener.

Jack greatly enjoyed being around people.  He was active in the Richardson Jaycees, including one year as president, and was a founding member of The Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration.  At Transfiguration, he sang in the church choir, was on the vestry, and was active in the men’s fellowship group. Always the sports fan, Jack was known as coach, for his years as a softball coach, teaching diving to family members and friends in the backyard pool, and for his encouragement of his children at their sporting events.  When Tom Landry coached the Dallas Cowboys, watching the game was a priority, as Jack cheered the team to many victories. From a young age, Jack appreciated music. He played the drums in the Lamar Cardinal Band and jazz band, and he was Drum Major of the marching band his senior year. Jack loved singing, always providing the bass line of a song, even after he left the church choir.  As a Dad, he enjoyed supporting all his children’s variety of music endeavors. During retirement, gardening became his passion. He would grow and care for plants and flowers and provide advice to other gardeners. His biggest endeavor was his vegetable garden, which stretched the length of his home.

Jack’s primary, lifetime focus was his family.  He was preceded in death by his parents Eva and Ernest Winstel, his brother Ernest Winstel Jr., and his sister Ann Morrow.  He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Deanie, and his three children Don Winstel and wife Bondi, of Dallas, Texas, Darla Hodge and her husband Charles, of Dallas, Texas, and Dena Odem and her husband Brian, of Kaufman, Texas, as well as, his 6 grandchildren, Austin Winstel and his wife, Amanda, Kitty Winstel, Leeann Hodge, Becca Hodge, Ashton Odem, and Jackson Odem, Jack’s great grandchild, Avery Jean Winstel, niece Jackie Morrow Brumley and husband Aryol of Colorado, nephew Philip Guy Morrow and wife Kathy of Utah, and five grandnieces Michelle, Sarah, Ann Marie, Kristen, Laura.

Jack was kind hearted, friendly, generous, and fun loving; many will miss him.  The family would like to offer a special thank you to the nurses and doctors at Medical City Hospital in Dallas, the nurses and staff at Sunrise Senior Assisted Living, and to the nurses, staff, and doctors at Faith Hospice.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration Legacy Fund or The Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration Music Endowment.

A memorial service for Jack will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, January 18 at the Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration, 14115 Hillcrest Road, Dallas, Texas.


Arrangements under the direction of:

Aria Cremation Service and Funeral Home

19310 Preston Road

Dallas, Texas 75252

(214) 306-6700

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