Friday, September 13, 2013

Fall Memories

Fall is probably my favorite season.  Some of my favorite foods come in season: pumpkin, apples, squash, warm stews and soups.

  One of my fondest memories is going to the Streeter area with Mawmaw and Pawpaw Halstead.  Pawpaw made a crate that tied to the front of his Jeep which he used to put his beagle in.  You might think, "that's odd", but it seemed so normal at the time -the radiator kept his beagle warm.  We would all take KFC and park along the road, eat and admire the foliage.

  It's a simple memory, but one that lingers.

Jack Pack

The following was posted courtesy of a follower of the blog.  The information (I believe) was taken from the Register Herald newspaper:

Birth: Feb. 19, 1926
Summers County
West Virginia, USA
Death: Jul. 9, 2013
Summers County
West Virginia, USA

Charles Jackson "Jack" Pack, age 87, went to be with the Lord on July 9, 2013 at 4:21 AM at his home in Streeter, WV. 

Born on February 19, 1926 at Streeter, WV he was the son of the late Pearl B. and Ruby V. Pack. 

Jack was a member of the Bluestone View Primitive Baptist Church on Ellison Ridge, WV. 

He retired as a self-employed timberman after working many years for the Basham Brothers Co. He continued to work in gardening and farming and was an avid hunter. Jack was a WWII veteran having served in the 7th fleet of the United States Navy. 

Jack was preceded in death by his loving wife of 51 years, Annabelle Wooten Pack; an infant son, Charles Dale Pack; a daughter, Sharon Elaine Pack; two brothers, Curtis Pack and James Pack and a sister, Alice Francise Okes. 

Those survivors left to cherish his memory include his daughter, Terisa B. Pack of Streeter, WV; sons, Tommy and wife Janet of Daniels, WV; Tony and wife, Connie of Daniels, WV and Herman and wife, Karen of Streeter, WV; thirteen grandchildren; five great grandchildren; a special cousin, Missy Price and special neighbor, D.J. Pettry. 

The family is grateful for the ceaseless loving care extended to him, especially in his last weeks here on earth, by his son and daughter-in-law, Herman and Karen Pack and grandson, Ernest (Timmy) McGraw II. The family would also like to thank Hospice of Southern West Virginia for their support and compassion. 

Funeral services will be held at Rhoda Ann Missionary Baptist Church at Streeter, WV, on Friday, July 12, 2013 at 2:00 PM. Viewing will be Thursday, July 11, 2013 at Jack's home in Streeter from 6:00- 9:00 PM. Services will be conducted by Elder Tony Pack and Elder Tommy Pack. 

Burial will follow in the Pack Family Cemetery on Panther Knob, WV. 

Grandsons and D.J. Pettry will serve as pallbearers. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Billy Pettry and Dale Pettry. 

Family links: 
Pearl Bryan Pack (1900 - 1988)
Ruby Violet Cooper Pack (1907 - 1991)

Anna Belle Wooten Pack (1927 - 1998)

Curtis Pack Cemetery 
Summers County
West Virginia, USA

Maintained by: lesa seberle
Originally Created by: Walter H. Pack Family
Record added: Jul 09, 2013 
Find A Grave Memorial# 113575468