Family of the Month – December 2011

Kay and Jack Whitacre

It didn’t take Jack Whitacre long to get into the KC swing of things. He joined the council only a few months ago, and he and wife Kay (8157’s Family of the Month for December) have been front and center at a number of council functions. They were among the helpers at the annual cookout at the Veterans Administration hospital in mid-November. And with a pancake breakfast the next morning, they made the quick turnaround – Jack was helping at the front table while Kay’s right arm was getting a workout at the flapjack griddle. They have attended Holy Spirit frequently since the first days of the parish in the early 1970s. Jack attended his first degree ceremony in Waxahachie in late September, the night before the Fall Festival began. He said part of his inspiration for joining 8157 was be-cause his father-in-law in Amarillo was a Knight. Jack spent three years in the Army, serving as an airborne medic 1966-69, two of those years in Vietnam. The Whitacre’s have two children – son Joe lives in DeSoto, daughter Angel lives in Frisco – plus a granddaughter and a grandson