Jack was raised in and around Burnet and Lake Victor. He worked as a projectionist at the movie theater in Burnet and later got a job in management at the old Mathis Air Condition Factory in Marble Falls. He attended Southwest Texas State University, where he played on the football team.
Jack moved to Euless, where he spent many years working for the Thompson Can Co.
He enjoyed participating in his children’s sports activities and coaching youth football and baseball. While living in Euless, he earned his private pilot license and did lots of flying.
Jack retired back to Burnet and Lake Victor in 1993 and kept himself busy in the construction business, mainly concrete construction.
Jack served his country proudly in the U.S. Army and was a Master Mason for more than 50 years. He was a member and past master of Lake Victor Lodge No. 1011 AF & AM.
Jack is survived by his sons, Dale Stanford and wife Cynthia of Houston, Fred Stanford and wife Dalinda of Kingsland and Paul Stanford of Euless; daughter, Donna Smith and husband Dean of Denver; and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Visitation is 5-7 p.m. Nov. 12 at Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home, 306 Texas 29 East in Burnet, (512) 756-2222. A Masonic funeral service is 2 p.m. Nov. 13 at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Liberty Hill Cemetery.
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