Passing of RIC Jack Hourguettes Jr., 1951-2021

Right Illustrious Companion Jack Hourguettes Jr., Deputy Grand Grand Master, Grand Council of MIssissippi
November 24, 1951 to July 19, 2021

RIC HourguettasJack Hourguettes, Jr., 1951 – 2021
Deputy Grand Master, Grand Council of Mississippi

Jack Hourguettes, Jr. passed away on Monday, July 19, 2021, at his home in Florence, Mississippi. He was 69 years and was serving as the Deputy Master to the Grand Council of Royal and Select Masters for Mississippi. Shortly before his final illness, Bro. Hourguettes committed the Order of the Temple to memory, and he was able to confer it.

His funeral was at Chancellor Funeral Home in Florence, and he was buried at Star Cemetery. Jack was born November 24, 1951 in Methodist Hospital in Hattiesburg, MS to the late Jack, Sr. and Martha Jo Hourguettes. He served his country proudly for 34+ years achieving the rank of Lt. Colonel with the U.S. Army. He retired from the G.V. Sonny Montgomery VA Medical Center after working there over 30 year. He also served his church, Star Baptist Church as a Deacon and a Men’s Ministry Leader. He was a Master Mason and a licensed HAM Radio Operator. He loved his family and friends and he enjoyed playing golf and playing the trumpet as well as photography. He loved his Alabama “Roll Tide” Football Team and was an avid historian

Jack is survived by his wife of over 23 years, Cheryl Hourguettes of Florence, MS; sons, Jeremy Rollings (Melanie) of Pearl, Jack Hourguettes III (Merrell) of Gluckstadt, and Patrick Hourguettes of Jackson; daughters, Jessica (Shane) Bass of Purvis and Jennifer (Adam) McAdory of Dixie, MS; sister, JoAnne Guthrie (J.D.) of Moselle, MS; 7 grandchildren, Michael Rogers, Anthony (Mary) Snell, Jacob Snell, Gunner Bass, Aiden Bass, John Patrick McAdory, and Hallie Gail Hourguettes. Bro. Hourguettes and his father were able to watch his son, Jack III, receive his York Rite degrees, as three consecutive living generations of Hourguettes.