Jack Threadgill

Jack Milton Threadgill was born in Marlin, TX on April 3, 1941, died October 14, 2014.
He spent his formative years in Brady, TX and graduated high school in 1959. He attended the Texas A&M University as a corps of cadets where he was also a Ross Volunteer for the corp. He graduated class of 1963 with an electrical engineering degree.

He met Sharon Juett, his wife of 52 years, at the First Baptist Church of Bryan, TX while attending services one Sunday in January of 1962. They were married at the same church on September 2, 1962. Barry was born in September of ’63, and Jack was sent from Fort Belvoir to Fort Huachuca, AZ where he was stationed for service in the Army. While they were in Fort Huachuca, Randy was born in August of ‘64. After two years of service, he was honorably discharged from the Army and the family returned to Texas to begin their life together owning and operating one of Texas’s first cable TV companies with Jack’s father, John Threadgill, in Brady, Texas. Over the next several years, during this time the family lived, built, and operated numerous cable TV systems including Marlin, Coleman, and Hearne, TX. While in Coleman, Jack began his long and numerous career of volunteerism by serving in the City of Coleman Volunteer Fire Department. At the time, Sharon became pregnant with their third child Shannon. The family moved to Bryan, and Shannon was born just five months later in 1969. Jack and Sharon have remained in Bryan, Texas since then. While living in Bryan, he worked as chief engineer for American Cablevision as well as building cable TV systems in Lulling and Bastrop.

While living in Bryan he was an active deacon at First Baptist Church of Bryan and served on numerous committees and outreach programs at the church. He also taught many a young person in the community while teaching in the training union and youth programs.

Over the last forty years, Jack served on numerous boards and businesses in Bryan as well as volunteered his time and resources on many worthwhile endeavors:
He served on the Board of Directors at First National Bank where he put his astute business skills to good use for the bank and community.
Served as President of the American Bonanza Society.
Flew with Angel Flight.
Used his plane and piloting abilities while serving on several committees for the church.

After semi-retirement from the cable industry he partnered and founded CableTime with his good friend, Darrel Campbell. He also managed a cattle operation with Darrel called CT Cattle at their ranch in Black Jack, TX.

He also met Doug Pederson and together they developed Twin City Properties, a successful rental and property management company in Bryan.
Jack had a passion for many things, but one of his biggest was for flying. He owned and operated several aircraft and was a driving force to upgrade the facilities at the Coulter Field in Bryan. He had many certifications from the FAA including a mechanics license. This enabled him to own and operate several vintage aircraft including a 1941 Fairchild PT-19 WWII trainer, and a Piper Cub. He could be found every week at the airport working on his aircraft, and he loved taking friends and family on flights. He introduced many a young person and all of his grandchildren to the world of flying. He also flew his PT-19 in many airshows around the country. He and Sharon loved to travel together and enjoyed many adventures across the country flying together. They attended the airshow at Oshkosh, WI each year with their friends and grandchildren.

He and Sharon have a small cottage in the mountains of Colorado where at the young age of 62, Jack learned another passion of his, snow skiing. They took the children and grandchildren snow skiing each year, and he made sure that all his grandchildren had lessons so that they could join in the fun with him.

Jack enjoyed the outdoors and lived life to the fullest. He worked cattle at his ranch along with hunting and fishing with his sons and grandsons. No hog was safe in Robertson County when he had his rifle close at hand. He was also a devoted family man and often said that what made all the things he did so fun was that he could do them with his family close by his side. His love for Jesus was evident in the way he lived and in his business dealings with many people in the community over the years. He was a true patriarch.

Jack was preceded in death by his brother Lee, his father John, and his granddaughter Melody.

He is survived by his wife Sharon of Bryan; three children: Barry and wife Mary of Round Rock, Randy and wife Tammy of Blackjack, daughter Shannon and husband John of Bryan; Seven grandchildren: Marissa, Kaitlyn, Matthew, Benjamin, Michael, Amanda, and Hannah; and one great grandchild, Grayson. His 97 year old mother, Marguerite, currently lives in Brady, Texas.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to: SOS Ministries (Save our Streets) P.O. Box 2866, Bryan, TX 77805.

Services will be held at First Baptist Church of Bryan on Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 11:00 AM. Graveside to follow at Rest Ever in Bryan. Visitation will be held at the church on Friday evening, October 17, 2014 from 6 to 8PM.

Condolences

  1. Our thoughts are with Sharon and family. Cheerful and positive as always, we enjoyed Jack’s company just 10 days ago at the Southwest Bonanza Society fly-in in Bryan/College Station. He was a kind and generous soul, and knowing him enriched our own lives. Blue skies and tailwinds, Jack.

  2. Our hearts are hurting from the loss of such a great friend, we were very lucky to have been with Jack in Bryan just a week-end ago at our SWBS Fly-in. So glad we had this time with him and also with Sharon.

    Jack will be missed by many and we have Sharon and the family in our thoughts and prayers. The hugs now from that week-end will be special memories, as well as the pictures.

    A true AGGIE!!!

  3. Sharon and family, so sorry to hear about Jack. He was a good man and good friend. So glad that we got to visit with him at the SWBS fly in last weekend. He will be sorely missed by all who had the pleasure to know him.

  4. Sharon and children, my heart goes out to you in your loss. Instead of crying because he is gone, I hope you can smile because he was here. God bless you.
    Beverly

  5. Sharon, I was saddened to learn of Jack’s death, even though he had informed me recently that he was in Stage 4.

    As I am sure you are aware, Jack and I were classmates at Texas A&M, and very good friends. Jack took me for my first ride in a small airplane.

    Jack and I were in the Ross Volunteers together, and I rode with Jack to New Orleans for the annual Ross Volunteer march in the Mardi Gras parade.

    General Earl Rudder was the President of Texas A&M when Jack and I were there. General Rudder taught school and coached at Brady, and I accused Jack, being from Brady, of making it through Texas A&M through political influence.

    In the last few years, Jack was on my email list of VIPs (Very Important Pilots), and we enjoyed swapping aviation stories.

    Finally, Jack had to remind me that I was in your wedding in Bryan, which I had totally forgotten.

    Sharon, Jack was a very good friend, and he will be missed.

    Dean Thomas, ’56 Stephen F. Austin High School
    ’63 Texas A&M University

  6. Our prayers are with your family. While Jackie is in a better place, he will be missed by all of us. He was a big part of my life growing up on Brady. I will never forget when he took me for my first ride in an airplane, the Squadron 13 L-3.
    God Bless you all.
    Jimmie

  7. I am so sorry to hear of Jack’s passing and offer my sincerest condolences. May the Lord comfort you during this time of great personal loss.

    Gerry Owens, ’59er classmate, Brady High School

  8. I am so sorry to hear of Jack’s passing and offer my sincerest condolences. May the Lord comfort you during this time of great personal loss.

    Gerry Owens, ’59er classmate, Brady High School

  9. Jack was always the gentleman – always. He will be missed.

    My sincerest condolences to you, your family and friends.

  10. Sharon our prayers and condolences to you and your family. I enjoyed spending time with Jack at the College Station Fly-in recently and at prior events.

  11. Prayers and love to Jack’s family. He was such a wonderful man who loved the Lord.
    I am so happy to have known him for so long. Jack was a classmate of mine in Brady Tx.
    He will be truly missed by all that knew him.

  12. Dear Sharon,
    I’m so sorry about your losing your husband. Please accept my condolences.
    Sincerely,
    Your old neighbor,
    Sally Lehr

  13. My deepest sympathy for the loss of my dear friend “Texas Jack,” as many of us called him in the American Bonanza Society where he was a life member, 2002-03 president and 6-year Board member. I often said he was my favorite president of the 13 years during my tenure as ABS executive director. He was dedicated but fun-loving, a serious leader who could crack us up with his great sense of humor. He accomplished many things on behalf of the membership and we all had fun working with him. Wonderful, wonderful man who will be sorely missed. Sharon and family, you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  14. Mr. Threadgill was a man who truly loved his Savior, I know when he entered heaven Jesus said “Well done thy good and faithful servant. He always had a smile on his face and love in his heart. I know today he is singing with the angels in heaven.
    My deepest sympathy to you Mrs. Threadgill and your family. Just remember you will see him again in heaven some day. He will truly be missed.

  15. I first met Jack in the early 2000’s when I joined the Board of the American Bonanza Society where he served as President of the organization. I had the great pleasure to work with and learn from him during those years that we served the organization. Jack was a great friend. He was an exception individual devoted to helping others and finding the good in everyone. It was always fun attending those ABS Board meetings with “Texas Jack” and in meeting loving wife Sharon. He was a great pilot and his love for all things aviation was contagious. Jack was the type of person who made you feel better just by being with him. All of his pilot buddies will miss him but we are all so glad we had the chance to hangar fly with Jack and to be friends. To Sharon and his family I send my condolences and my prayers. We shall miss him but we know he is just behind those clouds and we will see him again.
    Jim Sok

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