NORTH RICHLAND HILLS -- Dr. John "Jack" Lewis Shultz, 88, passed away August 21 with Margaret, his wife of 36 years, by his side.
Memorial Service: Jack avoided the spotlight in life, and his future memorial will reflect his nature.
In Lieu of Flowers: Anyone wishing to honor him may send donations to Community Hospice at James L. West in Ft. Worth or the Alzheimer’s Association. Other condolences may be sent to his wife, Margaret.
He was born March 14, 1928 In 1946 Jack joined the Navy after high school graduation. In 1948 he was re-commissioned to the Air Force Reserves and entered the University of Iowa, where he received his BS, MS and PHD degrees. In 1956 he was Honorably Discharged from the U.S Air Force with the rank of First Lieutenant. In this period he worked as many as three jobs at a time to support his growing family. He was teacher, coach and counselor to hundreds of middle and high school students in Iowa. With shiny new degree in hand, he moved on to university professorships at University of St. Louis; Rutgers and University of Georgia. Weekend golf with his sons, and distance running became his avid avocations. In 1980 he married Margaret, moved to Ft. Worth to work at General Dynamics (Lockheed Martin). The “bummer plant”? In 1985, he was promoted to Lockheed President's staff as Director of Business Ethics, receiving consistent recognition for his contributions until his retirement. Generosity, intellect, compassion, and modesty describe the man Jack was. He admired anyone who had skills he did not possess.
Survivors: his wife Margaret Shultz, his surviving sons and daughter, John L. Shultz, Jr., David Shultz, and Stefanie Swails, all of Iowa City, IA; his three step-daughters, Cristina Gracia, Dallas; Angela Hogan, Hattiesburg, MS and Stephanie Danke, San Juan Capistrano, CA., along with a host of other family and friends.