TAHLEQUAH – Memorial services for Jack Calcote will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, in the Cornerstone Fellowship Church. Officiating will be Pastor Allen Nolan. Serving as honorary pallbearers are Harlan Mott, Charlie Neff, Jimmie Nemo, Joe Haraway, Jay Garber, Jay Pierce and Hershel Justice. Visitation is Wednesday at Green Country Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are requested in his name at the Bank of Cherokee County.

Jackie Lee “Jack” Calcote was born Dec. 19, 1951, in Lawton to J.C. and Vina Lou Calcote. He later moved to Vian, where he attended school and graduated in 1968. During his school years, he enjoyed playing football and baseball and running track.

He married Debbie Hough in 1977. They lived in the Claremore area before settling in Tahlequah. Jack loved living on a ranch and raising cattle and horses. His dream was to own and breed bucking stock cattle.

He coached his son B.J.’s football teams and rodeoed with Debbie and his boys. On the weekends, you could find him with his son Laramie, fixing stuff around the house or on the rodeo trail.

You could always find him carrying his son Dakota around on his back, laughing and enjoying telling a good story. He would always say it was Debbie who talked too much. Many a young cowboy benefited from Jack’s patience and teaching. He is often lovingly referred to as their “second dad.”

Preceding Jack in death are his father J.C. and brother David Calcote. He is survived by his wife Debbie of the home; sons B.J., Dakota and Laramie, all of the home, and Jackie Lee Calcote of Oklahoma City; mother Vina Lou Brister; sister Debbie Yount; brother Tony Tucker of Senetobia, Miss.; as well as many nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives, friends, and loved ones.

Green Country Funeral Home, 203 S. Commercial Road, 458-5055.