Friday, May 7, 2010

Jack Pack

The other day I was driving down Streeter Road and saw an older fella sitting alone on his porch. I was out doing some research- looking for our ancestor's grave sites, etc.- so I decided to stop my car and ask him some questions.

Turns out his name is Jack Pack and he is a descendant of John Pack (the man who built "Pack's Mill" in 1845). Jack is a little hard of hearing; nonetheless, he is a nice man and is a wealth of information about Streeter and the genealogies of the Pack, Basham, and Halstead families.

He knew Ed and Lilly (Basham) Halstead*. Ed and Lilly owned a small piece of land at Streeter and were well known in this part of the county.

Jack served in WWII in Japan under General Douglas MacArthur. He is 84 years old.

*Lilly Basham Halstead was the daughter of John Wesley Basham who operated the general store at Streeter.

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  1. Jack Pack

    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