Johnson City Press Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Ralph J. "R.J." Pack, JONESBOROUGH

Published December 4th, 2013 9:22 pm

2 Timothy 4:7-8: I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness which the Lord the righteous judge shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.
Mr. Ralph J. “R.J.” Pack, age 74, Jonesborough, passed away Tuesday, December 3, 2013, at his residence surrounded by his family
Mr. Pack was a native of Greene County and son of the late Howard & Pauline Linebarger Pack. In addition to his parents, Mr. Pack was preceded in death by a nephew, Larry Pack.
He was a member of Jackson Park Church of the Brethren.
Mr. Pack retired as a LUTCF and worked with Independent Life & Accident Insurance Company and American General Life Insurance Company.
He loved yard work, gardening and especially attending to his Roses and African Violets.
Mr. Pack was a United States Navy Veteran.
Survivors include his wife, Jane S. Pack, of the home; daughter and son-in-law, Gwen & Mark Brague, Woodstock, GA; son and daughter-in-law, Todd & Sandy Pack, Kingsport; special son, Bob Odom, Johnson City; granddaughter, Blaike (Nugget) Pack, Kingsport; grandsons, Elijah & Noah Brague, both of Woodstock, GA; brother, Harold Pack (Christine), Greeneville; sister, Linda Cannon (Lannie), Greeneville; nephews and nieces, Cory Stidham, Grace Stidham, Josh Cannon, Gary Pack, Kristen Fluitt and Stewart Stidham, who was like a grandson; and his best friend “Mick”; brothers-in-law, Mark Stidham (Susan), Jonesborough, Tim Stidham (Beverly), Hiltons, VA, and Alex Stidham (Audricka), Big Stone Gap, VA; sister-in-law, Betsy Ollis (Jack), Jonesborough.
Celebration of Life Service will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, December 5, 2013, at Jackson Park Church of the Brethren with Pastor Jeremy Dykes officiating.
The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Thursday prior to the service. Special music will be provided by Grace Stidham.
Memorial donations may be made to Jackson Park Land Fund, ? Sue Pate, 100 Oak Grove Ave., Jonesborough, TN 37659.
Condolences may be sent to the Pack family online at www.dillow-taylor.com.
Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Jonesborough, TN, 753-3821