Jack Willis Kile died January, 2018 at his home in Denver, Colorado at the age of 81.
Jack was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico on June 6, 1936. He was the youngest of five children born to Roscoe Leslie Kile and Roberta Moon Kile. Graduating from Midlothian High School in 1954, Jack joined the Army to, as he would say, finish growing up. After three years in the Army, he attended North Texas State University where he was active in Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. In 1961, Jack earned his Bachelor of Arts in Journalism. Additionally, during his career, he graduated from the School of Bank Public Relations and Marketing at Northwestern University in Chicago and received a Graduate Certificate of Banking from Southern Methodist University.
Over his 35-year career, Jack held many positions. He started working in advertising for The Forth Worth National Bank and worked up to be the President/CEO of Riverside County Federal Credit Union in Riverside, California. After retiring in 1998, Jack moved back to Texas and eventually followed family to Denver, Colorado in 2007. In retirement, he enjoyed fishing and since he enjoyed telling stories, he decided to write some of them down as he dabbled as a writer.
Jack is survived by his three children and their families, Roscoe Kile of Aurora, Colorado; Boyd Kile and wife Mimi of Georgetown, Texas; and Kristen Welch and husband Mike of Aurora, Colorado; as well as his four beloved grandchildren; Dalton Kile, mason Welch, Braden Welch, and Kaylen Welch. He was preceded in death by his parents, Roscoe and Roberta Kile and his siblings, Margaret Virginia Engelhardt, Minnie John Tidwell, ZB Moon Kile, and Roscoe Leslie Kile, Jr.
Condolences can be sent to his children at 128 Walnut Tree Loop, Georgetown, Texas 78633. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in Jack’s name to these charities:
Rescue Me Colorado Poodle Rescue (http://poodle.rescueme.org/Colorado)
Texas Parks and Wildlife (https://tpwd.texas.gov/business/donations/)
There will be a celebration of his life at the Midlothian Funeral Home in Midlothian, Texas on January 14, 2018 at 2pm. Visitation will be open at 1:30pm.