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David Raynard Pack, Sr., age 76, of Shady Spring, WV, died in his sleep on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at the Raleigh Center in Daniels, WV, where he was a resident for the past four years.

Born February 12, 1941, the first of 4 sons, to the late Raynard Joseph Pack and Louise (Griffith) Pack. He was preceded in death by one of his younger brothers, Danny James Pack, Sr., of Chesapeake, VA and is survived by his sister-in-law, Cinda (Clark) Pack; also his 2 youngest brothers, Robert Earl Pack and wife Judy (Carter) Pack, of Glen Morgan, WV and William Joseph Pack and wife, Patti (Zucconi) Pack of Manchester, MD. David is also survived by his two children, David R. Pack, Jr. of Oak Hill, WV and Lisa (Pack) Okes and husband Tracy of Cool Ridge, WV. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 19 years, Donna and her daughter, Miriam Cray and husband Matt, of Salisbury, NC. Poppa Dave has 4 grandchildren, Sharon, Brantley, Tommy and Michael; and 2 great grandchildren, Cameron and Rylin. David has many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, friends and family members who will miss him dearly.

David graduated with Honors in 1958 from Shady Spring High School and later served in the U.S. Navy.
During his high school years, David played basketball on a talented SSHS team. He later played softball in local community and church leagues, where he was affectionately known as the "Big Bopper" due to his presence on the field. He received many MVP awards and numerous other awards for the most home runs hit in many softball tournaments. He was a sports enthusiast and loved hunting and fishing as well. David spent many years in Pendleton County, WV with his family and friends enjoying the great outdoors.

David worked in the coal mining industry in West Virginia for approximately 20 years working his way up to mine foreman and chief electrician. After leaving Pittston Coal in 1986, when the mines shut down, David relocated to the Family Dollar Distribution Center in Charlotte, NC where he was recognized for his outstanding work performance and was later promoted to Front Royal, VA to oversee their new distribution center. After his retirement, he and his wife moved to Shady Spring, WV where they were members of Trinity Baptist Church. David was a lifelong Christian man of faith.

And now on this day, Monday, October 23, 2017 friends and family will gather at Blue Ridge Memorial Chapel, Prosperity, WV to pay our final respects to David with visitation one hour prior to the services, from 11am to 12pm. Funeral services will be at 12pm, with Military services to follow at the mausoleum.
Published on October 22, 2017
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