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Jack Leon Dial

November 10, 1922 — December 5, 2017

Jack Leon Dial, 95, of Estancia, NM passed away peacefully at his home on December 5, 2017. Jack is preceded in death by his parents. Jack was born near Estancia on November 10, 1922 to Elmer and Lola (Strong) Dial. Jack is survived by his brother Alfred Dial and Wife Anita of Estancia, NM and a host of nieces and nephews. Jack graduated from Estancia High School in 1941 where he was active in football, basketball, as well as the FFA and The Model Airplane Club. Jack went on to proudly serve his country in the U.S. Navy during WWII from 1942-1946. Jack, a 3rd Class Petty Officer, served as an Aviation Machinist's Mate in Hawaii. He was awarded the Victory Medal in the American Area of the Asiatic-Pacific and was a distinguished recipient of the Good Conduct Medal. Jack was an active member of the American Legion Post 22. Jack surrendered his life to the Lord in 1956 at the age of 33. Throughout his life Jack became an accomplished carpenter and cabinetmaker, a lifelong rancher, and faithful member of the First Baptist Church of Estancia, NM. Jack was famous amongst many for his ability to liven any mood through his music played on the harmonica, which he called his French Harp. Viewing is scheduled at 10:00am on December 11, 2017 at the First Baptist Church of Estancia. Funeral services are to follow at 11:00am with interment following at the Estancia Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by Harris-Hanson Funeral Home.
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