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Carswell, Jack Ross

Jack Ross Carswell

Location: Q-McLennan

Born: December 3, 1918 Rhome, Wise County, Texas

Died: July 16, 1996 Waco, McLennan County, Texas

Parents:
John Lyman Carswell (1878 – 1956)
Hattie L. Lovelady Carswell (1882 – 1952)

Spouses:
Odessa Self Carswell (1919 – 1969)
Juanita H Perry Jenkins Carswell (1921 – ____)

Mr. Carswell was born in Rhome, Texas on Dec. 3, 1918, to Hattie Lee Lovelady and John L. Carswell. He grew up and attend schools in Brownwood. He graduated from and later taught at Daniel Baker University which is now known as Howard Payne University. He earned his master’s degrees in psychology, sociology and philosophy from Southwestern University. He served in WWII as an underwater demolition expert with the U.S. Navy Seabees. After the war, he worked as an electrician and plumbing contractor and in heavy construction. In 1950 he began working for the City of Waco Engineering Department and later became waste water superintendent until his retirement in February 1982.

Jack R. Carswell, age 77, of Waco, died Tuesday at his residence.  Services at 11 a.m. Friday  at First United Methodist Church with Dr. Richard Penna and Rev. Rick Mang officiating.  Burial at China Spring Cemetery.

Mr. Carswell was born in Rhome, Texas, on Dec. 3, 1918, to Hattie Lee (Lovelady) and John L. Carswell.  He grew up in  and attended schools in Brownwood.  He graduated from and later taught at Daniel Baker University, which is now known as Howard Payne University.  He earned his master’s degrees in psychology, sociology and philosophy from Southwestern University.  He served in WWII as an underwater demolition expert with the U. S. Navy Seabees.  After the war, he worked as an electrician and plumbing contractor and in heavy construction.  In 1950, he began working for the City of Waco Engineering Department and later became waste water superintendent until his retirement in February 1982.  Mr. Carswell was 32nd degree Scottish Rite, and York Rite Mason, a member of Baylor Lodge 1235 and a Shriner.  He was chairman of the Advisory Board of Waco Assembly 18, Order of the Rainbow for Girls from 1965-1969, and was the “Dad”…………the time his wife……..Methodist Church of Waco, or the “Let’s Be Thankful Fund,” Grand Assembly of Texas, Order of the Rainbow for Girls, c/o Marge Taylor, Route 3 Box 97, Alvin, Texas 77511.

Pallbearers are Ed Shiller, Sam Nay, Horton Shipley, Arch Coleman, Bill Cummins and Ward Cross.

Honorary pallbearers are members of the Odell Dudley Sunday School Class.

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