Jackie G. Authement, Sr., age 83, of Call, Texas, passed from this life on Monday, June 14, 2021, at his home, surrounded by his loving family. Funeral Services, under the direction of Dorman Funeral Home will be held at 2:00 PM on Thursday, June 17, 2021 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Orange, Texas, with Father Sinclair Oubre, officiating services. Rosary will be held from 12:30 pm until 1:00 pm. Family and friends will gather for visitation from 1:00 pm until service time at 2:00 pm. Rite of Interment and Committal will follow services at, St. Mary’s Cemetery, in Orange, Texas.
Jackie was born in Orange, Texas on Wednesday, October 27, 1937 to Yolanda Marie (Guidry) and William Authement. Jackie was a lifelong resident of Orange, Texas, with the exception of being a resident of Call, Texas for the last 3 years. He met the love of his life when he came to know Barbara Jeanette Wissing. They were high school sweethearts who married on December 7, 1956. They shared 65 years of marriage and made a lifetime of memories together with their children. Aside from being a coffee lover and a true comedian, Jackie was truly a “Jack of all trades” and a master at them all. He was capable of anything he put his mind to! Jackie enjoyed working with his hands and loved taking on new ventures that included artistry type projects, such as making beautiful and very original handmade knives, letter openers, Bar-B-Que pits and much more. He was a perfectionist who mastered anything he took on. He retired from A. Schulman Dispersion plant after 25 years of service. Following retirement, he worked throughout the country for various construction businesses. He considered himself to be a very blessed man who had all he needed and much more. He had a servant’s heart that allowed him to selflessly work in people’s lives, without saying. He served as a member of the Knights of Columbus throughout his life and was always willing to help those in need. His children grew up to be well rounded adults who have stayed close in their faith with their Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Jackie was very proud of his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He and his loving wife, Barbara, were long time members of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Orange and were founding members of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in 1980. Jackie was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, uncle, brother-in-law and friend who will forever be loved and missed by all who knew him.
Jackie is preceded in death by his parents, William and Yolanda Authement; granddaughter, Christy Authement; brothers, Floyd Authement, James Authement, Jerry Authement and Tommy Authement, as well as his sister, Ruby Gibbens.
Those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 65 years, Barbara Authement; loving children, Jackie G. Authement, Jr. and wife Renae, Tommy Authement and wife Traci, Mike Authement and wife Eva, Andy Authement and wife Jacqueline, and Joy Day and husband Pat; grandchildren, Monica Dodge and husband Sam, Candi Knowles and husband James, Brandon Authement, Cory Authement and wife Kimmy, Rachel Bennett, Matt Authement, Chase Authement and wife Maria, Eric Authement and wife Julie, Brooke Beatty and husband Tyler, Bret Poston and wife Katie, Deric Chisholm and wife Teona, Nakala Delarue and husband Joshua, Tyler Chisholm, Jarod Lehman and Breanna Harris and husband Parker, sister-in-law Julia Ann Williams and husband Larry; 18 great grandchildren, as well as a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.
The Authement Family would like to express the deepest appreciation to Affinity Hospice for providing the best of care during one of the most difficult times in life. They especially want to express appreciation to Dee, Rachel, Kim & Brittany for their most excellent care & love they provided during this difficult time.
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