NEW BERN - Peter Mack Sr., 91, of New Bern, passed on January 3, 2018 surrounded by his loving daughter and granddaughter.
Born in Danville, New York to Avis Kelly Mack and Peter Paul Mack on October 12, 1926.
He is survived by five children, Peter Mack Jr., Patricia Ann Webb, Sarah Elizabeth Mack, Gwendolyn Waddell, and John Eric Mack; seven grandchildren, Nicole Dare Webb, Candace Lee Plisko, Gina Mack Karam, Erica Lynn Fields, John Eric Fields, Peter Mitchell Dean, and Adrian Elaine King; five great-grandchildren; and his loving lap dog, Dee Dee aka "Doo Doo". His oldest beloved grandson, Robert Eric Webb, as well as his wife of many years, Marjorie Dare Mack, preceded him in death.
Peter joined the USMC at the age of 17 in 1943. He served in the South Pacific during WWII, later in China, Korean War, and in Vietnam. He retired from the USMC after 26 years of honorable service to this Country as a Master Gunnery Sergeant. He later retired from Craven County Schools, teaching shop and electronics. He was a man of great knowledge and truly enjoyed fixing things.
Our Father and Grandfather was a man of his word, he was strong and supportive in many ways. He was an honest man who worked hard and was endlessly devoted to his family. He paved a path that many of us chose to follow and helped us along the way. He was the best Daddy and Papa that anyone could have asked for, rest in peace, we all love you dearly.
A Funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm on Monday, January 15, 2018, at Cotten Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at 1:00 pm at the Cotten Funeral Home. A Graveside service with Military Honors will follow the service at Greenleaf Memorial Park.
Published in Sun Journal from Jan. 11 to Jan. 14, 2018.