Charles Edward Jaco
9/2/1932 - 12/28/2021

 Charles Edward Jaco, of Greenville, TX, passed away Tuesday, December 28th, 2021, at the age of 89.   

Charles was born September 2, 1932, in Gainesville, Texas to Roy and Opal Jaco. At a young age, Charles moved to Greenville, Texas, with his family where his father and later his brother, Weldon Jaco, ran the family clothing business, Jaco’s Mens and Boys Wear.   

Charles attended Greenville High School where he served as President of the Student Council and was selected as ‘Who’s Who among High School Students in America’.  He was voted ‘Best All Around Boy’ his senior year. He was winner of the Student Council Award in 1949. He was member of the National Honor Society. He was also a member of the Football Team and the ‘G’ Association. 

After High School, Charles received an appointment to the U. S. Naval Academy. Upon graduation he received a commission in the U. S. Navy where he served for two years before receiving a medical discharge due to injuries from an explosion while on board ship.

Later, Charles worked at Texas Instruments, IBM and Xerox Corporation.  He was also in consulting and accounting software development for the ten years just prior to his retirement. 

In the Greenville community Charles served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Hunt Memorial Hospital District from May 1996 – May 2008.

Charles is predeceased by his parents, his brother and his brother’s wife Carol Jaco.

Charles was also predeceased by Patsy Willingham Jaco of Dallas, TX; Sandra Daniel Jaco and Linda Hollywood Jaco, both of Greenville, TX.

Surviving Charles is his daughter Candice Brown (Grand Prairie, TX) and husband Patrick and their children, Patrick, Jonathan and wife Jacqueline and their son Theo, Jessica, Brittany, and Christopher; his daughter, Alison Barry (Greenville, SC) and husband Randy and their children, Jenna and Christopher and great granddaughter Gracie; his daughter, Joey Blakley (Parker, TX) and her children Martina, Brannen and Claira; stepson Rick Billingsley (Arlington, TX) and wife Laura and their children, Megan and Chance, his stepson David Billingsley (Cibolo, TX) and wife Loli and their children, Davy and Sandra Marie; his stepson, Kevin Williams (Edmond, OK) and wife Susan and their children, Jeremy Williams and his wife Michelle and daughter Jennifer Shrewsbury and her husband Jared; his stepson, David Williams (Greenville, TX) and daughter, Jillian Williams.

No Visitation services will be held. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 22, 20 22 at 11:00 AM at United Presbyterian Church, 5905 Stonewall St., Greenville, TX 75402.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to United Presbyterian Church, 5905 Stonewall St., Greenville, TX 75402.




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