VERNER JACK TREES JR., 75, of Houston passed away on Wednesday, July 30, 2003 in Houston, Texas at M.D. Anderson Hospital. A memorial service will be held at 11:30 AM Saturday, August 9, 2003 at St. John Vianney Catholic Church in Houston, Texas. Born in Chicago, Illinois, Jack and his family moved to Texas at an early age. He eventually became a resident of Houston for many years. Jack was a veteran of World War II, in which he served with distinction in the U.S. Navy. After the war, he attended Southern Methodist University and had a long and distinguished career with the Occidential Life Insurance Company of California. Jack was preceded in death by sons Stephen and William, and is survived by sons Robert and John. He is also survived by a brother, Robert. He will be dearly missed. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the American Cancer Society. Published in the Houston Chronicle on 8/7/2003.