Jack Douglas Pepper

Published 5:02 pm Monday, November 26, 2018

Jack Douglas Pepper, 85, of Bridge City, Texas, passed away on November 23, 2018, in Port Arthur, Texas.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City officiated by Mr. Bill Collier. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Orange, Texas.

Visitation will be held prior to the service beginning at 12:00 p.m., at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City.

Born in Coushatta, Louisiana, on August 30, 1933, he was the son of Robert Jessie White Pepper and Minnie Ollie (Alexander) Pepper. Jack worked for Brown’s Service Station, the Bridge City Water District, and was the supervisor for the Precinct 3 Orange County Road and Bridge. He also served as a Bridge City Councilman for many years. Jack was a member of Liberty Baptist Church in Bridge City. He was also a member of the Bridge City Masonic Lodge #1345 for over 50 years. Jack was a car and motorcycle enthusiast, and rode motorcycles well into his 70s. He was a hardworking and very determined man. Jack will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Minnie Pepper; his sisters, Lorina Blackburn, Dorothy Pixley and R. Jessie Brown; his brothers, Vern Pepper and Hendrick Pepper; and the mother of his children, Bonnie Lee Pepper Peveto.

He is survived by his children, Jack Dean Pepper of Bridge City, Chad Douglas Pepper of Bridge City, and Dana Lee Toomey and husband Patrick of Little Cypress; his grandchildren, Zackary Dean Pepper, Taylor Dayne Pepper, Justin Chad Pepper, Breanna Lee Pepper, and Renna Lee Toomey; his great-grandchildren, Patrick Dean and Peyton Lee Pepper; and his sister, Melba J. Allen of Port Arthur.

Serving as pallbearers will be Dean Pepper, Chad Pepper, Patrick Toomey, Zackary Pepper, Justin Pepper, and John Toomey.