Jack Velton Erwin, born in Tenaha, TX on June 12, 1943, attended and graduated from Tenaha Schools in 1961. While in high school, he participated in sports and was named "Most Athletic" his senior year.
He married Alma Fay Simmons of Marshall, TX and they had two sons, Jack Carter and James Brad. In 1971, the family moved to New Iberia, Louisiana where in a short period of time he was promoted to Warehouse Manager for Cameron Iron Works. After several years, Jack was transferred to Patterson, LA where he became Cameron's youngest Plant Manager at age 33.
In 1988, Cameron Iron Works moved Jack to Liberty, TX to oversee the building and management of a new Cameron Iron Works plant. He was later promoted to Manager of the Western Hemisphere and eventually became Cameron's Global After Market manager. This position allowed him to travel to 6 of the 7 continents for work. Jack retired from Cameron in 2001.
After retirement, Jack started his own consulting business which he did for many years. Among his many interests were coaching Little League Baseball and Cameron's Men's Softball teams. In 2011, Jack was inducted into the Louisiana Softball Hall of Fame for his coaching accomplishments. He also enjoyed fishing and especially his involvement with the Tenaha High School Fishing team composed of Matthew Flournoy and Colton Hutto.
One of Jack's favorite past times was traveling with his wife, Alma, and their small dogs in their motorhome. Their many adventures took them to 48 states and Canada.
Jack passed away August 18, 2021.