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Col. Jack Sidney Trawick D.D.S. , Retired Army

Obituary for Col. Jack Sidney Trawick D.D.S. , Retired Army

November 12, 1937 - September 6, 2018
San Antonio, Texas | Age 80


Born November 12, 1937 in Seminole, OK to the local dentist Dr. James Steen Trawick and his wife Edna Hood Trawick, Sid would not immediately presume this was a direction he too would take. Jack Sidney Trawick adopted his middle name "Sid" in the first grade to distinguish himself from seven other boys named Jack. Graduating from high school in Seminole, he attended Oklahoma University and Oklahoma Baptist University before entering Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, TX.
During his junior year of dental school, he married Priscilla Waters. Following his graduation in 1962 the Trawicks embarked on a fabulous life of adventure in the US Army Dental Corps. Their first duty assignment in Gelnhausen, Germany demonstrated how amazing life could be meeting new people and learning about new cultures. Sid's thirty-year military career moved from Germany to Fort Sam Houston; Fort Hood; Vietnam; Kansas City; Fort Riley; Vicenza, Italy; Fort Sill; Fort Sam Houston; Frankfurt, Germany and returning to Fort Sam Houston where he retired in 1992.
Part of the enjoyment within military service were the opportunities to gain more knowledge and expertise. Sid completed two residencies in General Dentistry and Pediatric Dentistry as well as Command and General Staff College. Daily work never got boring as he transitioned from student to clinician to teacher, staff officer and commander. Each day brought a new challenge to feed his enthusiastic spirit.

Always involved in volunteerism, Sid was active with all types of school projects and Boy Scouts of America as the family moved three children from post to post. If a road trip was involved he sang out funky songs like "Rabbit Ain't Got No Tail at All,"
That volunteer spirit continued the rest of his life. Thinking of himself as a Soldier first, Sid served on the board of Alamo Chapter of Association of the United States Army for many years following retirement to include a tenure as president. He thoroughly enjoyed working on the host committee for the Army All-American Bowl to help the young players, band members and their families. His greatest passion became organizing and escorting Wounded Warriors' hunting/fishing trips for our BAMC population following September 2001.
Local service projects that kept him happily involved were his Alamo Heights Rotary Club endeavors and Meals on Wheels. Helping his neighbors on a daily basis was a part of how he lived his life.
Born in a very small town of Oklahoma, Sid went on through work and travel to experience seven continents in the world he loved.
He is survived by his wife Pris; his sister Nancy Shields; mother-in-law Jeanne Waters; son David and wife Debbie; daughter Melissa and husband Shawn; son Jim; grandchildren Jas Broome, Nicole Trawick, Alex Daley and Camille Trawick.
Contributions to Boy Scouts of America or military support groups are welcomed.

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Graveside to follow at Fort Sam National Cemetery.

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