Jack Sauer born to Jessie Crowley Sauer and John Clifford Sauer on September 23, 1929 in St. Louis, MO. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Jerry, and one granddaughter, Victoria Lynn.
Jack attended school in Missouri and the University of Arizona in Tucson. He served four years in the Air Force during the Korean war.
Jack met his soulmate Mary while attending Calvary Baptist Church in Irving and married on December 10, 1955.
Jack and Mary had five children. Jack was proud of his children and that they were born again Christians, loved each other and loved to get together for family meals.
Jack and Mary loved to travel. Jack worked for Braniff Airlines for 30 years which gave them the opportunity to travel. He also worked for a Middle East Airline for 5 1/2 years. After retirement he enjoyed traveling with the family.
Jack loved life and was a proud father, a good friend, hard worker and an avid sports fan. He and Mary fell in love with the East Texas piney woods and especially their little spot of land east of Mineola that they named “Pine Grove”.
Jack was an ordained deacon and a trusting follower of Jesus Christ. He and Mary joined First Baptist Church of Mineola shortly after moving to Mineola and have been members for 25 years. They love Don Lay and the Sunday School Class they attended.
Jack leaves behind his beloved wife, Mary; daughters, Leigh and husband Randy Foster of Mineola, Lisa and husband Greg Jones of Florence, SC; sons, Neal and wife Marcy of Mineola, David and wife Jenny of Mineola, Alan and wife Bonnie of Kaufman, TX; 15 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation is scheduled from 10 – 11 AM on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at First Baptist Church, Mineola. Service will follow visitation at 11:00 am at First Baptist Church, Mineola with Bro. Dale Walker and Chaplain Mark Massey officiating. Interment will be at Cedars Memorial Gardens Cemetery following the service.
In lieu of flowers, family has requested donations be made to Hospice of East Texas or First Baptist Church, Mineola, TX.