In loving memory

Meador Funeral Home – Whitesboro

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Jack Robert Brainard, 100, of Whitesboro, Texas was called home to his Lord and Savior on Wednesday 24, 2021.

Jack was born on August 12, 1921 in Wasta, South Dakota to Ralph and Iva (Grey) Brainard.  Jack grew up in the time when the west was still truly wild, he was a legendary horseman, mentor, and friend to many.  He had a deep love for the cowboy way of life and was instrumental in developing the riding practices that we use today.  He attended Cooke County Cowboy Church.

He is survived by his wife, Kathy Shaw-Brainard of Whitesboro; son, Zane Brainard and wife, Jill of Weatherford; son, Jody Brainard and wife, Amy of Mulhall, Oklahoma, grandchildren, Jay, John, Laura, and Vance; stepson, Dustin Shaw and wife, Alana; step grandchildren, Gabriel, and Jade; sister, Lois Lukens of Rapid City, SD; nephews, Jess and Seth Lukens.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Iva Brainard and sister, Grace Brainard.

A celebration of life honoring Jack will be held at a later date.  Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Meador Funeral Home of Whitesboro.