Bennie's Story

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Bennie Dee (Bowen) Jacks passed away December 30, 2017. She will be missed by her family and loving husband of 66 years, Dale Jacks. A memorial to celebrate her life will be held Saturday, Jan. 6, at First Presbyterian Church on Austin Avenue in Waco, Texas, at 10 a.m.
Bennie was preceded in death by her parents, Henry Clayton and Lucille Elizabeth Bowen; her son, Dennis Bruce Jacks; her granddaughter, Virginia Foxworth Jacks; and her sister, Ophelia Elizabeth Morphew.
Bennie and Dale raised six children in Greenville, Texas Brian Jacks married to Mary Jacks, Dennis Bruce Jacks married to Molly Jacks, Keith Jacks married to Peggy Jacks, Jana Jacks-Hamilton married to Loyd Hamilton, and twins Kara Jacks-Helm married to Mark Stephens and Kevin Jacks married to Ginger Jacks.
Bennie and Dale have 16 grandchildren, Jessica Turkas, Lacy Theobald, Dallas Jacks, Lauren Cox, Caleb Jacks, Austin Hamilton, Emily Bragg, Katheryn DeBaca, Adam Hamilton, Alex Hamilton, Virginia Jacks, Kaden Helm, Kirby Jacks, Collin Helm, Claire Helm, and Bowen Jacks; and three bonus grandchildren, Jeff Miller, Danny Coffman and Angela Jett.
Bennie and Dale have 10 great-grandchildren
Bennie and Dale were high school sweethearts and were never apart. They enjoyed family vacations; family get-togethers; playing with grandchildren; their two dogs, Maggie and Maddie; and holidays with family.
Published on January 3, 2018
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