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Jack Borden, 102-year-old practicing attorney and former Weatherford mayor, died Wednesday, January 19, 2011 in a Weatherford hospital.
Borden was born August 5, 1908, eight miles east of Weatherford on Clear Fork Creek, now a part of Lake Weatherford. The son of tenant farmers or share croppers, John Samuel Borden and Bess Wallis, he grew up in what was known as the Borden Community. He graduated from Weatherford College in 1931 and from University of Texas Law School in 1936.
He was elected as Parker County District Attorney in 1938 and went into the FBI in 1942. He was a charter member of the Parker County Sheriff’s Posse formed in 1947.
He was preceded in death by the love of his life, his wife of 66 years, Edith Jordan Borden, in 2006. Edith was a life-long resident and historian of Parker County who was legend for her research of Texas history and her church work at First Baptist Church of Weatherford. Mr. Borden was a long time and faithful member of First Baptist Church as well.
Mr. Borden is survived by nephew and law partner John Westhoff and wife, Sue Ann, of Weatherford; great-niece, Paige Westhoff, of Dallas; and great- nephew U.S. Navy Lieutenant Commander John Trenton Westhoff and wife Amy, and their daughter Corrine, of Pensacola, Florida; nephew, Leo W. Tiberghian III, of Waxahachie; brother, C.B. Borden, of Fort Worth; nieces Nancy Borden O’Neal and Susie Borden Gandy, both of Fort Worth; nephew, Eddie Borden of Fort Worth; niece, Traci Layman Brown, of Lubbock; nieces Terri Layman Short of Austin, Betty Thompson, Linda Thompson, and numerous great nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, January 24, 2011, at First Baptist Church in Weatherford.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Scholarship Fund of First Baptist Church, 221 West Church St., Weatherford, Texas 76086, and/or Weatherford College.
Services in care of White's Funeral Home, Weatherford.