Jackiben "Jack" Wisdom
Jackiben "Jack" Wisdom
Jackiben "Jack" Wisdom

Obituary of Jackiben "Jack" Wisdom


Jackiben “Jack”Neal Wisdom (May 12, 1948 – May 2, 2018)


On May 2nd, Jackiben Neal Wisdom of North Richland Hills went home to Jesus at age 69. Jack was the joyful, grateful, loving patriarch of the Wisdom Family.

Visitation will be held on Monday, May 7th, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., at Forest Ridge Memorial Funeral Chapel, 8525 Mid Cities Boulevard, North Richland Hills 76182. His funeral celebration will be on Tuesday, May 8th, at 2:00 p.m. at the same place.

Memorial donations may be made to Gateway Church, 700 Blessed Way, Southlake, TX 76092 in lieu of flowers.

A deeply devoted Christian, Jack set wonderful examples for his family, who will see him in Heaven. He accepted people unconditionally and truly was a child of God. He modeled selfless giving and faithful love.


The fruit of his legacy is his family, and he blessed them with his unceasing love, joy, and laughter. He woke up singing most days with heaven on his mind. He loved being a longtime member of Gateway Church in Southlake, where he considered it an honor to worship Jesus.


He was a state basketball champion and state runner-up quarterback at Hobbs High School. He continued playing basketball and football at NMMI. He graduated from Southwest Texas State University with a BBA. He retired as vice-president of Gainsco Insurance Company.


Jack will be forever remembered by his loving wife and best friend, Rita. They loved each other for 53 years and looked forward to celebrating their 50th anniversary this month.


He will be gratefully remembered and deeply missed by their 5 precious children: Jennifer (Michael) Schepers, Cynthia (Brad) Boggan, Christina (Brad) Cloud, Katherine (Troy) Reichling, and Jonathan Wisdom. He will also be remembered fondly by his 13 amazing grandchildren, Caitlin (DJ) Resendez, Emily (Joshua) Pistone, Hannah (Michael) Olguin, Kaylee Boggan, Bethany (Caleb) Pistone, David Cloud, Heidi Reichling, Maycee Boggan, Josiah Cloud, Holly Reichling, Jaynee Boggan, and Geneva and Estella Schepers. He was blessed by three beautiful great-granddaughters: Serena, Mackenzie, and Kalina.


Jack was preceded in death by his faithful father, Jack Wisdom. He is survived by his beloved mother, Bernice Wisdom (Charles) Hoye, whom he called every Sunday. He loved his fun-loving sisters, Mary (Jeff) Melvin and Jeanie (Charlie) Sparks. He will also be fondly remembered by his loving in-laws Robin Swope, Ron (Kathy) Parker, Roger (Kathleen) Parker, Rosemary Parker, and John (Jeanne) Parker.


Jack will be forever remembered by his numerous nieces, nephews, extended family, and dear friends.