August 11, 1927 - March 16, 2014
Jack Erwin’s was a life well lived. He was born on 11 August 1927, in Cisco, Texas, and went to be with his Lord on March 16, 2014.
He grew up tough, living through the Depression and dustbowl days working on a farm, doing his part to take care of his family. He graduated from high school in 1945, and enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps at the age of 17. The Second World War ended as he was completing boot camp. He was separated from the Corps in 1946. He enrolled in Texas Tech University, where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Animal Husbandry in 1949. He reenlisted in the Marine Corps that year as a 2nd Lieutenant, where he served as an Infantry Officer in Korea. After Korea, he remained in his beloved Corps, where he served as an Officer Procurement Officer, Provost Marshal in Twentynine Palms, and later earned his Masters of Science in Personnel Administration from George Washington University in 1967. He worked in the Pentagon for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, served in Vietnam and was the Commanding Officer at Camp Schwab in Okinawa, Japan. He returned stateside until his retirement as a Lt. Colonel in 1970. He moved his family to Dallas, where he worked for First Texas Savings and Loan and Jack Erwin Commercial Real Estate.
He married Anne Webb on July 10, 1954. He and Anne have two children, Cecile Erwin Young and Robert William Erwin. Jack and Anne spent many years traveling the world and serving others. Jack was very active in the Metroplex Marines, the First Marine Division Association in Dallas, Reading Rangers, Toys for Tots, North Dallas Shared Ministries, Dallas Police Volunteers In Patrol, Church of the Good Shepherd and many others.
Jack loved the Lord and was an active member of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd.
He is survived by his wife Anne, daughter Cecile, son-in-law David, and grandson George; son Robert, daughter-in-law Jill, and grandsons Zed (USMCR) and Holt.
He will be laid to rest at DFW National Cemetery on Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 11:15 a.m. Memorial service to follow at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd located at 11122 Midway Rd, Dallas, TX 75229 at 1:00 p.m.
Family will greet visitors on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at ARIA Funeral Home located at 19310 Preston Rd, Dallas, Texas 75252.