Wolf Point Herald

Mack Lack

Mack C. Lack, 87, of Wolf Point, died Friday, Nov. 15, 2013.

He was born May 20, 1926, in Mize, Miss., to Wilborn Moses and Stella McCallum Lack. He had seven siblings, five brothers and two sisters. He spoke of his brothers and sisters often and with great fondness even though there were many miles between them.

He was a veteran of World War II; a Sergeant in the 69th Infantry Division, U.S. 3rd Army, under the command of General George C. Patton. The 69th Infantry Division was involved in engagements across Europe from coastal France to Germany. The 69th Infantry Division was recognized as Holocaust liberators at Leipzig, Germany.

He returned home from the war and attended Jones County Junior College and then went on to get his bachelor of science degree in geology while attending the University of Mississippi. He worked as a point chief geologist in southern Louisiana and west Texas and then traveled at the age of 26 to Wolf Point to work as a geologist there.

There, he met and married Alvina Paulina Wagner Turner in 1952, and became stepfather to Eugene. They were together for 21 years and, during their time together, they traveled to many large Jehovah’s Witness conventions throughout the states, which were very important to them. Alvina died in 1973. He met and married Joylee Aguilar and gained four stepchildren.

Everyone who knew him knew of his intense faith in Jehovah God and in the resurrection. He was a member of the Wolf Point congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses and spent many years preaching about God’s kingdom. He was baptized as one of Jehovah’s witnesses in 1952. He served as a minister in the congregation and in the community.

He never forgot his southern hospitality roots. His home was always open to visitors and strangers. They would never leave without him giving them something. His favorite saying when visitors were getting ready to leave was “What’s your hurry?”

He was preceded in death by his wife, Alvina Turner Lack; sister, Wilene Lack; and brothers, Colonel Wendell D. Lack, Wilborn M. Lack Jr. and Charles R. Lack.

He is survived by his sister, Jean Anne Griffing; brothers, Dick R. Lack and James H. Lack; stepchildren, Eugene Turner, Toni Lund, Tracie Aguilar, Pete Aguilar and Joaquin ‘Leonard’ Aguilar; and many grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 22, at the Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel in Wolf Point. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, at the Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel. Internment will follow at the Greenwood Cemetery in Wolf Point. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel of Wolf Point was entrusted with the arrangements.