Jack Dean “ Uncle Shack” “Shackie Dean” Sumpter, 71, died July 25 at his home in Jacksonville, N.C.
Born in Whitesburg to the late Henry David and Nannie Larue Elkins Sumpter, he was a brother of the late Virgil Sumpter.
He was a U.S. Army veteran, and a member of VFW Post 9133 in Jacksonville, N.C. and Post 333 in Black Mountain, N.C.
Surviving are a sister, Joyce Ann Fields of Jacksonville, N.C., and a brother, Dell Vetrice Sumpter of Ocean Beach, N.C.
Funeral services were held July 30 in Whitesburg. Burial was in Dinah Blair Cemetery at Cowan.