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John Hugh Pack

February 7, 1923 November 3, 2019
John Hugh Pack
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Obituary for John Hugh Pack

PORTSMOUTH- John Hugh Pack, 96, departed this life on November 3, 2019. He was predeceased by his wife of 75 years, Kathleen Callahan Pack; parents, Jerry W. and Gertrude Phillips Pack; step-mother, Alice Pack, sisters, Mae Ehlers and Lillian Skinner; and brother, Ralph Earl Pack. Hugh served his country during WWII in the Army and Navy, and later in the Coast Guard. He retired from the NNSY Shop 02 in 1976 as a machinist. He and Kathleen loved to camp and catch a NASCAR race whenever possible. He was the loving caregiver of his wife.

He is survived by his son, Ron Pack and wife Tina; daughters and devoted caregivers, Carolyn Mitchem and husband Kenny, and Sharoyn Baker and husband George; six grandchildren, Katina Baker Faulkner, BJ Baker, Kelly Mitchem Slate, Randy Pack, Brian Pack, and Katie Pack Repsher; 12 great-grandchildren; brother, Eddie Pack and wife Syble; sister, Mary Ruth Gosnell; and many nieces and nephews.

Granddad Hugh, Daddy, Hugh, John was the unequivocal head of his family, whom he loved fiercely!

A special thank you to Mayfair House and Medi Hospice for the loving care shown to John and his family.

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 5, at 11 AM in Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel by Pastor Martha Mitchell. Burial will be in Olive Branch Cemetery.

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Chapel Service




11:00 AM 11/5/2019 11:00:00 AM
Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel

5201 Portsmouth Blvd.
Portsmouth, VA 23701

Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel
5201 Portsmouth Blvd. Portsmouth 23701 VA
United States

Cemetery Details


Olive Branch Cemetery Final Resting Place

2 Cpl J M Williams Ave.
Portsmouth, VA 23701

2 Cpl J M Williams Ave. Portsmouth 23701 VA
United States

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