John Glenn ‘Jack” Daffron January 17, 1930 – September 5, 2017

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John Glenn “Jack” Daffron passed away on Tuesday, September 5, 2017, in Mesquite, Texas. He was 87.

Jack was born on January 17, 1930, in Dallas, Texas, to Zola Eva Glenn Daffron and John Kearne Leake Daffron. He was a graduate of Sunset High School’s class of 1947 and a lifelong resident of Dallas County. He attended SMU where he was a member of Delta Sigma Phi fraternity.

Jack married Sybil Kelly on July 6, 1951. They had two children, Sybil Annette and John Matthew and lived in Oak Cliff during their early years. In 1973, they moved to Duncanville, Texas, and were there for the remainder of their lives. Jack served in the Air National Guard where he achieved the rank of Master Sergeant in the 136th Fighter Interceptor Squadron and was Honorably Discharged in May, 1957.

Jack loved working and was a manufacturer’s representative for Roark Associates. He represented numerous office supply companies such as Pentel, Rolotape, and Pickett Slide Rules. He traveled extensively calling on college bookstores, office supply companies, and retail outlets.

He was active in the Southwest Travelers Club holding several offices including President.

Jack’s real passion was Scouting. He was a member of his father’s Troop 2 beginning in 1939. He became a leader himself in the late 1960’s and remained a supporter of the Circle Ten Council for the rest of his life. Jack was given the highest volunteer award in Scouting, the Silver Beaver, following decades of service and support for the Boy Scouts.

Jack is survived by his daughter, Sybil Annette Daffron, granddaughter Sybil Ashleigh Wansbrough and great-granddaughter Sybil Abigail Horrell. He was preceded in death by his son, John Matthew and wife Sybil Kelly.

Jack is also survived by his brother, James Robert Daffron, wife Andrea Daffron, and their children, Diedra Sutton, Robert Daffron, and Terry Daffron and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation with family and friends will be held at Jaynes Memorial Chapel, 811 S. Cockrell Hill, Duncanville, Texas on Sunday, September 10, 2017, from 2 pm to 4 pm.

A graveside service will be held at 2:00 pm on Monday, September 11, 2017 at Laurel Land Cemetery, 6000 S. R. L. Thornton Frwy. Dallas, Texas.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, please donate to the Circle Ten Council of the Boy Scouts of America. Or The Bertram L. Smith Scholarship Fund, Christ Episcopal Church, 534 W. 10th at Llewellyn, Dallas, TX. 75208, www.christchurchdallas.org, or the charity of your choice.