John W. "Jack" Nerren, Jr.


John W. "Jack" Nerren, Jr.

Funeral services for John W. (Jack) Nerren, Jr., 78, of Lufkin will be held Wednesday, April 2, 2008, at 2:00 p.m. in the Carroway-Claybar Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Horace Fletcher and Reverend Roy Stephens officiating. Interment will follow in the Berry Cemetery.

Jack was born May 13, 1929 in Moffett, a rural community outside of Lufkin, to Susie (Sosby) and J. W. Nerren, Sr.  He passed away Monday, March 31, 2008, at his residence, surrounded by loved ones and went to meet with our Lord.  He resided in the same Moffett area house all his life.

Jack Nerren married Billie Jack Brown December 31, 1950 and was married to her for 53 years until she passed away November 19, 2004.  He served in the U. S. Army during the Korean Conflict "peace talks".   Mr. Nerren had been a long time member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church and served actively as a deacon for 54 years.  He was currently a member and inactive deacon at Herty Baptist Church, which he had attended for the last 3 years.  Jack retired from Champion Paper Mill where he had worked for 43 years.

A few of his favorite things in life included bluegrass festivals, feeding his deer and ducks, picking pecans, riding his Gator, eating at Charlie's and spending time with his family.

Survivors include his daughters and sons-in-law, Kay and David Alsbrooks, Diane and Morgan Butler, all of Lufkin; grandchildren, Travis Phillips and wife Courtney, Lindsey Alsbrooks and Maegan Butler; sister, Lila Moncrief of Huntington; and several in-laws, nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Travis Phillips, David Alsbrooks, Morgan Butler, Sam Berry, David Johnson and Hershel Shoemaker. 

Honorary pallbearers will be deacons of Herty Baptist Church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Herty Baptist Church Building Fund, 2914 Atkinson Drive, Lufkin, Texas 75901 or to A Pineywoods Hospice, 103 C Carriage Drive, Lufkin, Texas  75901.

The family will welcome friends and loved ones from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday evening at the funeral home.

Carroway-Claybar Funeral Home, Lufkin, directors.