Jack Dayton Work

June 21, 1938 ~ November 7, 2022 (age 84) 84 Years Old


Jack Dayton Work, age 84, was lifted up to God on Monday, November 7, 2022 with his wife, Sylvia, and his sister-in-law, Sheila Harris, at his side. He was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on June 21, 1938, was the oldest son of proud parents, Frank and Grace Work.  He grew up in the small town of Transfer. He attended Farrell High School and was an All-Around athlete, participating in track, baseball, basketball and football. 

He attended Denver University in Colorado on a full scholarship where he played fullback and halfback.  He was considered a very fine all-around player, offensively and defensively, and also an excellent pass receiver.  In 1959, he was named to the All Methodist-All American second team.  

After college, he was recruited by several professional football teams, but the Denver Broncos was his choice, playing as Cornerback and assigned to Special Teams.  Although his career was cut short by injury, his heart forever belonged to the Denver Broncos!

Jack then began his second career, employed by Anheuser-Busch Corporation in Denver as a local representative for the brewery, winning several awards including Salesman of the Year.   

Sports entered the picture again when he became the Southern California District Representative of the Ben Hogan Golf Company based in Ft. Worth, Texas.  Again, he was honored with Salesman of the Year.  

In later years, Jack became involved in the marketing and sales of real estate properties.  

Jack was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Grace (Hale) Work and his brother, Aaron Work. 

Those left to cherish Jack's memory are his wife, Sylvia, of Alice; mother-in-law, Judith M. Gohmert of Alice; brother-in-law, Skipper (Pat) Gohmert of Kerrville; sister-in-law, Sheila (Tad) Harris of Lakehills, Texas. His children, Robin Henning and her sons, Davis Baca and Aaron Baca of Palm Desert, CA; Jacen (Megan) Work and family of Aldie, VA; Dane (Monica) Work and family of Fairfax Station, VA; Jade (Julie) Work and family of Fallbrook, CA; Jefferey Work of San Diego, CA; and Angela Work of Palm Desert, CA

A Celebration of Life will be celebrated at a later date at Immanuel Lutheran Church.

Sylvia is grateful for the comforting care of the Emergency Room staff at Christus-Spohn, Alice and the hospice team of Altus Hospice.  

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be given to Immanuel Lutheran Church (General Fund) or to the charity of your choice.  

Arrangements are entrusted to Holmgreen Mortuary, 2061 East Main Street, Alice, Texas.

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