Jack Griffin Cloud, 78, passed peacefully Sun., Sept. 25, after a brief illness.
A fourth-generation Texan, he was born in Albany, Texas, on Dec. 23, 1932. Jack graduated from Sabinal High School, but lived most of his adult life in Brazoria Co. He retired from Dow Chemical in 1990, then worked with Charity Bingo in Freeport and Clute. If something broke, wherever or whatever it was, Jack got the call to fix it, whether it was an appliance, a vehicle or a broken life that needed a second chance.
A registered member of the Cherokee Nation, Jack enjoyed amateur radio, building radios, classic country music, classic cars, playing bingo, and just plain tinkering.
Left to cherish the memory of his quiet generosity are his sister Georgia Cloud Butler, brothers Clyde Clifton "Chief" Cloud (Mona), Thomas James "Jimmy" Cloud (Virginia "Jody"), and Robert Henry Cloud (Carolyn); his daughters Margaret "Jacque" Sissons , Jennika "Jenny Lou" Wasilewsky, Lisa Janine Cloud, Jaimey Nuckols, Lisa Woodside; sons John Kneitz, Joel Kneitz, Ron Phillips, and Wayne Mariam; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews; a tribe of extended relatives and informally-adopted family.
Jack was preceded in death by his wife of 29 years, Elizabeth Mariam, as well as by his parents Joel and Ethel Griffin Cloud, older sister Mary Cloud Hargett, former wife Edrie Cloud, sister-in-law Darlene Cloud, and brother-in-law Donald Butler.
The family extends heart-felt thanks to the ER and ICU staff at Brazosport Memorial Hospital, who worked tirelessly to give Jack the best care possible.
Visitation is Thurs., Sept. 29, at 10 a.m., followed by the service at 11 a.m. at Dixon Funeral Home in Brazoria. In lieu of flowers, please donate in Jack's name to Helping Hands and Hearts Hospice, who cared so well for his beloved wife Beth.