Gary Frank Pack
- September 20, 1940 - February 20, 2012
- North Little Rock, Arkansas
of Gary's Passing
Memories & CandlesPrevious
“I am so sorry for your loss! I know all of my family and I will miss him terribly! We all love y'all and will keep you in our thoughts!!
1 of 32 | Posted by: Makenzi Drake - Hot Springs , AR
“GARY'S PICTURE SAYS IT ALL. HE ALWAYS LIFTED ME UP MADE ME FEEL GOOD AND ENCOURAGED THAT SOMEONE COULD DEAL WITH SUCH BURDENS AND STILL SMILE AND BE...Read More »
2 of 32 | Posted by: TOMMY HOLLOWELL - AR - FRIEND
“What a perfect picture of Gary ! It is exactly how I will always remember him.
My heart just aches for you all in this loss. One of the most...Read More »
3 of 32 | Posted by: Bill Russell - Maumelle, AR
“As everyone knows, Gary was a great guy. So sorry for your loss.
4 of 32 | Posted by: Bill Denio - Prairie County, AR
“An old friend that had good times with
Gary back in the 50's and 60's...
Sylvan Hills graduate
Sorry to hear about Gary's death
5 of 32 | Posted by: eva harrell - Mena, AR
“Sandy and Family:
It is with much sadness that I learned of Gary's passing. He was a "point of light" in mine and Bob's lives for many years. He...Read More »
6 of 32 | Posted by: Merlene Wegner - Perryville, AR
“Dear Sandy and Family,
I was so sorry to hear of Gary's death. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
7 of 32 | Posted by: Trisha Laman Barker - Destin, FL
On behalf of the Sylvan Hills Class of 1959, I send our heartfelt condolences. We all have fond memories of our time with Gary at...Read More »
8 of 32 | Posted by: Connie Morgan Fowler - AR
“Sandy, we were saddened to learn of Gary's passing. No doubt, you and the family will miss him terribly. He was a good man. May God wrap his grace...Read More »
9 of 32 | Posted by: C.T. Upshaw - Little Rock, AR
“TO THE PACK FAMILY,
MY HEART AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU AT THIS TIME. MAY YOU ALWAYS DWELL ON YOUR WONDERFUL MEMORIES AND TIMES UNTIL YOU ARE...Read More »
10 of 32 | Posted by: PAT MURPHY HEINE - OLD HICKORY , TN
“I remember past Christmas's at Earl & Bess Vaughter Christmas partys where gary frank and i would have a great tme together.
Gary Frank got me one...Read More »
11 of 32 | Posted by: Marvin Vaughter - Hot Springs, AR
“I had just asked my dad, Lawrence McKellips, the other day if he had seen Gary at any of the IBEW luncheons. Gary worked for my dad when he was...Read More »
12 of 32 | Posted by: Judy McKellips Fulmer Smith - AR
“sorry to hear about gary our prayers are for your family at this time.
13 of 32 | Posted by: norman clifton - friend
“Mrs. Pack, Eric and Melanie - I was so sad to hear the news and I have been thinking of you all as you go through this very difficult time. Your dad...Read More »
14 of 32 | Posted by: Traci (Allison) Lumpkin - AR
“Sandy my thoughts and prayers have been with you so much lately. My prayers will continue in days to come. Love you and may God give you much...Read More »
15 of 32 | Posted by: Virginia (Gin) Wasson Crowley - KS
“Helicopters in Heaven? Well there just has to be!
A Hughes, a Hiller or an old Huey "D"
for Gary to fly and have the sensation
of a perfectly...Read More »
16 of 32 | Posted by: J P Hoskyn - Little Rock, AR
“Dear Sandy, Eric and Melanie,
My heart goes out to you during this difficult time. I was telling the guys at work this morning, that I can...Read More »
17 of 32 | Posted by: Sabra Lynch Howard - AR
“Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Officers, Staff and Members of
Local Union 295, IBEW
18 of 32 | Posted by: Local Union 295, IBEW - AR
“Sandy and family, I am so sorry for your loss may God be with you during this time of mourning. I have so many memories and fun times with Gary that...Read More »
19 of 32 | Posted by: Gene P Smith - North Little Rock , AR
“Eric and Melanie ,So sorry to hear of your loss.You will be in our prayers.
20 of 32 | Posted by: Ken & Scarlett Yates - AR
“Our prayers are with your family.
21 of 32 | Posted by: Kenneth,Lisa,Whitney and Chelsea Conrade - AR
“To the Pack Family,
May God's comfort and peace fill your hearts, and may His grace and strength fill your days.
With deepest sympathy,
James &...Read More »
22 of 32 | Posted by: Carnell Proctor - AR - Friend
“It is with deep regret to lose such a great pal and buddy... . it all started in the second grade at Levy elementary.... the past few years our...Read More »
23 of 32 | Posted by: James - Abroad/ Poland - Buddy
“Eric and DeeDee and family
I was so sorry to hear about the passing of your dad. I know the pain you are feeling now. I will keep you in my thoughts...Read More »
24 of 32 | Posted by: Connie Hensley - Heber Springs, AR
“Sandy & family, So sorry for your loss. Was so glad to see you at my aunt's that day. You and Gary were always so good to our girls. They really...Read More »
25 of 32 | Posted by: John and Anita Allison - AR
“Eric, I am sorry to hear about your father. You and your family will be in my prayers.
26 of 32 | Posted by: Kay Phillips - Little Rock, AR
“Pack family, we are sorry to hear of Gary's passing. our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time.
Your friends at CARTI-NLR
27 of 32 | Posted by: CARTI - NLR, AR
“To a wonderful friend and fellow Army Pilot: I salute you Major Pack and thank you for all the great times we had finding that perfect time to fly...Read More »
28 of 32 | Posted by: Bobby C New - fayetteville , AR
“Thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Gary was such a good man and he and my daddy were tool buddies for many years. I am...Read More »
29 of 32 | Posted by: Robyn Lynch Koch - AR
“My condolences to The Gary Pack family. We knew each other at a young age in No. Little Rock. He was a great person and I am sure he was a great...Read More »
30 of 32 | Posted by: Bennie Sue (Moon) Massey - AR
“Gary was a beautiful person....one of my best "ole buddies" . I miss him and all the visiting and talks we had. He was so great! So much fun. Sandy...Read More »
31 of 32 | Posted by: Madelyn Templeton Frazier - NC
“We will keep ya'll in our prayers.
32 of 32 | Posted by: Rickie and Dianne Bauer - Conway, AR
Gary Frank Pack of North Little Rock, a loving husband, dad, son and papaw went to be with the Lord on Monday, February 20, 2012. He was born on September 20, 1940 to the late Frank G. and LaVeta Russell Pack.
Gary was one who always defied the odds. He had overcome obstacles that others believed impossible. He passed away at home with his family by his side, after a courageous battle with cancer . He put up a gallant fight that at times it seemed he would beat. He amazed those who cared for him with his strength, will to live, and positive attitude.
At a very young age he proved to be a go getter. He joined the Arkansas Army National Guard, November 28, 1956 at the age of 15, and loved every minute of it. He would continue building his career and education in the military. He attended Arkansas Military Academy. He completed I.O.B.C. and Army Rotor Wing Pilot courses. He spent 20 years flying helicopters and earned his Master Army Aviator Wings. He retired from the military after serving 34 years and 3 months. He served 6 years on the North Little Rock Board of Electrical Examiners and Supervisors. He also served 12 years as Vice President for Local 295 I.B.E.W. He spent his last 10 years working at U.P.R.R. as an electrician on locomotives. He was a very gifted man with many talents.
On July 2, 1966 he married Sandra Rae Holden, the love of his life. She was by his side to the very end. Among all of his accomplishments, his greatest were his children, Eric Frank Pack (DeLinda) and Melanie Rae Martin (Billy). He has four granddaughters, Courtney, Carson, Morgan and Caydie who he loved and adored and told them often. He made sure they
knew how much he loved them. He was also their biggest fan and supporter. When cheering was involved everyone knew he was there!
He was a member of Kellogg Valley Missionary Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers memorial gifts can be made in his honor to Kellogg Valley Missionary Baptist Church, 9516 Bamboo Lane, North Little Rock, Arkansas 72116 and Arkansas Hospice 14 Parkstone Circle, North Little Rock, Arkansas 72116.
He was deeply loved and will be greatly missed. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 22nd from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at North Little Rock Funeral Home with a graveside service at Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery in North Little Rock beginning at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday. Online obituary and guest registry at www.nlrfh.com.
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