WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - Jack M. Rascoe, 88, once known as the "Rose Man of Williamsburg," passed away Sept. 11, 2013 in Williamsburg, Va.
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A resident of the Williamsburg area since 1959, he was born in Alamance County, near Burlington, N.C., on Aug. 22, 1925. He was a graduate of Pleasant Grove High School, Louisburg Methodist Junior College and N.C. State University.
Jack served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a 19-year-old replacement in the Battle of The Bulge. He was employed by Dow Chemical Co. and Badische Company, where he was Manager of Technical Service and Textile Labs. He was a member of Williamsburg United Methodist Church for 54 years and served the church in many capacities. He was a member of the Williamsburg Masonic Lodge No. 6, the Shrine Club of Williamsburg and the Williamsburg Host Lion's Club, which awarded him a Life Membership for his service to Lionism. He was a strong supporter of the Boy Scouts and was a former President of the Colonial Virginia Council BSA and recipient of its Silver Beaver award. Jack was an avid gardener. After his retirement, his large rose garden was a popular place to visit and he shared the roses with the sick, the homebound, and many others.
Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Dorothy White Rascoe; two children, Jacquelyn R. Mason (Jud) of Nellysford, Va. and Craig L. Rascoe (Karen) of Richmond Va.; two grandsons, Jason Rascoe (Lauren) and Judson Mason III; two granddaughters, Casey Rascoe and Kyle R. Utley (Jordan); one great-grandchild, Riley Jack Rascoe.
He was predeceased by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Junius Rascoe; three brothers; two sisters; and three nephews.
A Service of Remembrance will be held Saturday, Sept. 14, at 2 p.m. at Williamsburg United Methodist Church, 500 Jamestown Road. A reception will immediately follow the service. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Respite Care Center of the Williamsburg United Methodist Church, Williamsburg, Va. 23185 or to The Shriner's Hospitals for Children, Khedive Shrine Center, 645 Woodlake Drive, Chesapeake, Va. 23320.
Online condolences may be offered at www.nelsencares.com
Published in TheTimesNews.com from Sept. 12 to Sept. 13, 2013