Rev. Jack Daniel Roth was born Dec. 19, 1929 in Little Rock, Ark., to Effie Marie Montgomery Roth and Daniel Anthony Roth. He grew up on a rice farm during the depression and was a graduate of Stuttgart High School (1948) in Stuttgart, Ark., Texas Christian University (1955) and Brite Divinity School (1958) in Fort Worth, Texas.
Jack was a proud veteran and served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War and was stationed in San Rafael, Calif., from 1950-’52. To save money for his education, during the ‘50s, he also worked at the Peabody Hotel in Memphis, Tenn., and the Shamrock Hotel in Houston. He loved to share tales of the celebrities and musicians he met while working at the hotels.
After graduating from Brite, Jack was minister of education for several Disciples of Christ churches: Central Christian, Dallas; First Christian, Amarillo; First Christian, Arkansas City, Kan.; Hickman Mills Christian Church, Kansas City, Kan.; and Lindenwood Christian, Memphis, Tenn.
When Jack and wife Margaret Ingle moved to Little Rock in 1976, Jack worked for the Little Rock Housing Authority until he retired and moved to Fort Worth in 1994. There he worked for MHMR/Guardianship Services of Tarrant County and volunteered at Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest.
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 54 years, Margaret Ingle Roth (1932-2012); parents, Daniel Anthony Roth (1901-’70) and Effie Marie Roth (1906-’81). He is survived by all four of their children, Daniel Alan Roth, Mark Bryan Roth, Steven Clarence Roth and wife Merianne, and Marie Michelle Doyle and husband James; grandchildren, Amanda Jordan Going and husband Trip, Angela Noel Jordan, James Patrick Doyle, Ashley Elizabeth Doyle, Anna Catherine Payne, Robert Truman Roth, Grady Kimmel Roth, Sean DeVoe Doyle and Kelly Marie Doyle.
He will be interred at the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery.
Jack was a member of South Hills Christian Church in Fort Worth. In lieu of flowers, the family requests gifts to be sent to the church’s capital campaign www.shccfw.org/capital-campaign.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, July 22, 2023, at South Hills Christian Church, 3200 Bilglade Road, Fort Worth, Texas.