Longtime director and former PCCA Chairman Jackie Mull, 75, passed away Dec. 8, 2013. A lifelong resident of Idalou, Texas, Jackie served on the PCCA Board of Directors for 24 years and was chairman from 1986 to 2004. While he was chairman, PCCA made many advancements to better serve the cooperative’s members and the U.S. cotton industry, including acquisition of the American Cotton Growers denim mill at Littlefield, Texas, creation of an electronic title system for cotton marketing, expansion of marketing services for cotton producers in central Texas and Kansas, and establishment of The Seam, an online cotton marketing system to help cotton producers receive the best possible price for their cotton.
Jackie began farming in 1955, and during his career he served on numerous boards including Idalou Coop Gin, Cotton Incorporated, Texas Agricultural Cooperative Council and was an advisor to the National Cotton Council. He also served on the Idalou School Board and was a deacon at First Baptist Church of Idalou. Jackie is survived by his wife, Gwendolyn, three sons, five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. The family suggests memorials be made to First Baptist Church of Idalou.