February 16, 1927 ~ January 16, 2022

Born in: Houston, Texas
Resided in: Bryan, Texas

John Charles “Jack” Standard of Bryan passed away January 16, 2022 at age 94 years and 11 months. He was born in Houston on February 16, 1927.  He exemplified all the qualities of the  Greatest Generation. Dad was devoted to providing for his family and exhibited the strongest of values both personally and professionally. His loyal and industrious work ethic defined his character.

As a young boy, he assisted his father at his Humble Oil service station in the Houston Heights. Building model airplanes was a childhood hobby. A student leader at Reagan High School, Dad was Lt. Col. in the ROTC, and played in the band. He earned extra money ($1 per hour) playing bass tuba with the Buddy Brock Orchestra during high school.

Dad served two stints in the Army – first in 1945 with the Chief Surgeon’s office in Frankfurt Germany. In 1947, he enrolled in Texas A&M, Class of ’51.

In 1951 he was called up again for active duty stationed in Germany as a Second Lieutenant with the Army Ordnance Corps. He supervised civilians in Munich, Florence and Rome in the rebuilding of Army vehicle powertrains, an experience that would serve him well when entering the private sector. In 1954 Dad returned to A&M to finish his degree. He served as a Ross Volunteer and was in Company “A” Veterans. He received his Industrial Engineering degree in 1955 and worked towards a Masters degree while starting his career with Albritton Engineering Corp. (ALENCO) in Houston.

In 1957 he was named manager of ALENCO’s new Bryan facility that manufactured aluminum windows. His family lived in Bryan from 1957 to 1969. Upon managing other window and mobile home production plants, he and Mom returned to Bryan in 1986 when Dad was named manager of Redman Industries.

Dad enjoyed golfing, boating at Lake Travis, Aggie football games, civic events, the B/CS Dinner Dance Club, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, travel and visits with his children and their families.

Forever grateful for his loyalty, dignity and courage are his wife of 66 years Charlotte, daughter Amy (Standard) Sopchak (Kenny) of Richmond, granddaughter Amanda DuBay (Alex) and great-grandchildren Lincoln and Lily; and daughter Julie (Standard) St. Martin (Greg) of Sebastopol, CA, and grandsons Grant Standard and William Charles.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 22, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 217 West 26th St downtown Bryan. Dad was a life-long member of the Episcopal Church therefore the family requests donations in lieu of flowers to the St. Andrew’s Operating Fund, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 405 Bryan, TX 77806-0405.

— Dad was a Fighten’ Texas Aggie, Class of ‘51.



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  1. My deepest sympathy to Amy and Julie for the loss of your dad. We considered him family as he was always in attendance for any family celebration. I see such a resemblance of you Amy in his photo.

    Margaret Sopchak Mosley

  2. As part-time neighbors at the lake, I got to know and respect Jack over the last 9 years. Although our interaction was only occasional and brief through the years, he always had a smile and a handshake for me, as well as a bit of humorous wit.
    Last time I saw him, just a couple of months or so ago, we shared a laugh over a good-natured gag he had pulled on me the first time I met him 9 years ago; he had me believing he was a retired Air Force One pilot who flew Presidents all over the world! I fell for that one hook, line, and sinker!
    Even though the pilot-for-Presidents story was just a funny gag, he certainly did not need that for his life’s “resume” because it is very clear that Jack led a very productive and honorable life without it.
    We could not have asked for a better neighbor. My wife Pat and I will miss Jack.

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