Jack Odiorne

Jack Odiorne, of Desoto, fell asleep in Christ at home on March 13, 2016.

Jack was born May 23, 1932, in Clayton, New Mexico, and later moved to his family’s ranch in Johnson City, Texas, where he enjoyed his child hood. He graduated from Johnson City High School in 1951 and went on to pursue a degree in Business Marketing from the University of Texas in Austin in 1958. He moved to Dallas to pursue a Masters at Southern Methodist University and worked for Employers Casualty Insurance, Blue Cross Blue Shield, and IBM.

Jack married Dixie Childers on September 17, 1960, in Bristol, Texas, and they made their home in Desoto. His photography hobby became his career in 1971 when he opened Photography by Jack in Ennis, Texas, and continued until his retirement in 2013. He was a member of the Dallas and Texas Professional Photographers Associations and the Christadelphian church.

He is proceeded in death by his parents, Reeve and Claudie Odiorne. He is survived by his wife, Dixie; son, David of Desoto; daughter, Kimberly (Cameron) Beeler of Bentonville, Arkansas; grandchildren, Zackary Odiorne, Shiloh, Analiese and Wyatt Beeler; one sister-in-law, Janis Coleman of Bristol; one brother-in-law, James (Kay) Childers of Cedar Creek; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will have a private service and request, if you would like to make a memorial in Jack’s name, that you make it to Faith Presbyterian Hospice, 4350 Sigma Rd, Ste 400, Dallas, TX 75244.

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  1. Dixie,
    I doubt that you will read this because it has been over a year since you lost your husband. I met you when I was Norma Braden and worked at Blue Cross when I was fresh out of high school. I sat beside Ann Mousner and I remember you so well. You always looked beautiful and made me feel important even though I was very much unimportant.
    I married in 1964 and became Mrs. Larry Hale. My husband passed away very unexpectedly this past March 24, 2017 after 53 years of marriage. It is so true when people have told me the first round of holidays are pretty rough. I hope your loss has become easier to live with. Grandchildren are the best and it sounds like you have numerous family members to make life enjoyable even without the love of your life right beside you. We know our loves are close and that gives us comfort. I just wanted to tell you that you had a way of making a wonderful impression on the people you worked with – way back then. I have thought of you often and low and behold – modern technology sent me to this page. Even if you don’t remember me, maybe knowing someone who knew you a short time, remembers you as a very special person that made a lasting impression on a young 18yr. old girl might make you smile.

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