DATELINE: KINGS MOUNTAIN, NORTH CAROLINA
Jack "The Shepard" Alton Lail
Jack Lail, 88, of Kings Mountain, NC, passed away on September 02, 2020 at Caromont Regional Medical Center in Gastonia, NC. Jack was born in Cleveland County, NC, son of the late Charles Woolsie and Maggie Dixon Lail and was preceded in death by his brother, Dan Brevard Lail. He served honorably as a medic in the US Army during the Korean War. Jack worked as a mechanic at Fiber Industries and was the owner and operator of Lail Livestock. He was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church for over seventy-five years where he served faithfully as Chairman of the Board of Deacons, Sunday School Director and as a member of the choir. Jack loved farming and spent many years working the land and raising livestock. Always gentle, Jack possessed a wealth of wisdom that he shared freely with people and was highly regarded by everyone who knew him. Jack loved his family more than life itself and enjoyed nothing more than spending time with his beloved great-grandchildren. He was a loving and dedicated husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend to the entire community.
SURVIVORS: Wife of 68 years: Frances Huffstetler Lail, of the home
Son: Dan A. Lail and wife Bel
Daughters: Ann B. Hoyle and husband Freddie and Karen L. Vinesett
Sister: Phyllis L. Carpenter
Grandchildren: Melissa B. Green (Will Hicks), Jennifer B. McMillan (Terry), Kyerstin V. Bridges (Zach), Makenzi V. Gregor (Tyler), Steven Buck Hoyle (Christian), Kelly H. Barrett (Shane) and Toby Hoyle (Katie)
A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, September 19, 2020 at 11:00 AM at Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery with Reverend Dr. Steve Taylor officiating. The family will speak with friends following the service in the cemetery.
MEMORIALS: Donations in Jack's memory may be made to Bethlehem Baptist Church Building Fund at 1017 Bethlehem Road, Kings Mountain, NC 28086
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