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Jack Brown Sills

Post Independent
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

Jack Brown Sills was welcomed into Heaven Nov. 10, 2010. He passed away at 12:30 a.m. in Fruita.

Jack was born March 17, 1917 at Bald Prairie, Texas to George Washington Sills and Sarah Elizabeth Holloway Sills. Jack grew up in Robertson County, with his five brothers and five sisters. He joined the CCC’s during the Great Depression and worked with them in Tucumcari, N.M. where he met and married Estellene Eltha Newby Aug. 23, 1937.

Jack and Estellene had four sons and raised them in Grand Junction. Jack was a plumber who owned his own business ,working mostly in Grand Junction and Glenwood Springs. He and Estellene retired and moved to Nacogdoches, Texas for several years before returning to Glenwood Springs where Estellene died April 16, 2004.

Jack was known for his generosity and would give the shirt off of his own back to help people. He was a member of the Assembly of God Churches in Grand Junction, Rifle and Glenwood Springs, for many years and remained a faithful servant of the Lord all of his life.

Preceding him in death was his wife; his oldest son, Jackie Ray Sills on Feb. 9, 2005; his youngest son, Jimmy Mack Sills on June 11, 2009.

He is survived by his sons, Newby Lee (Maria) Sills; Ronald Dean (Joye) Sills; sister, Jessie Ramsey; daughter-in-laws, Anita Sills and Sue Sills; fourteen grandchildren; thirty-two great-grandchildren; and five great-great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Friday, Nov. 12, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at the First Assembly of God Church in Rifle, Colorado.

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