1921 - 2011
Jack “Grandpa Jack” Pulford of Payson, passed away March 6, 2011. He was born Nov. 25, 1921 in Miami, Okla.
He served his country in the U.S. Army from 1938 to 1945. During World War II, he was in the 90th Infantry Division. His Infantry started landing in Normandy on D Day and by D-plus-two they all had arrived. During his time at war, he earned two bronze stars and various other medals, one of which was for driving live ammunition across enemy lines.
After discharge from the Army, Mr. Pulford made his living driving trucks. In 1988, after retirement, he and his wife moved to Payson to be closer to his daughter and grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife of 69 years, Ann Pulford of Payson; daughter, Corrine “Corky” Barker of Payson; grandchildren, Jack (April) Denney of Payson, Tony Denney of Reno, Nev. and Stephanie (Tony) Creasy of Payson; great-grandchildren, Chance and Paige Creasy, Jacquelyn Denney and Cindy Harrison.
Sitting at the kitchen table at Grandpa Jack’s home, his great-grandson, Chance, age 3 at the time, proudly announced that his grandpa was a hero. The family asked why he thought that, and Chance proudly said, “Because he earned all of those medals while fighting off the dinosaurs in the war and won.”
“To our Grandpa, forever in our hearts and always our hero!” writes his family
No services are scheduled.