John Francis ‘Jack’ Mohan Jr., 86, died at his home on Saturday, April 23, 2016, in Wilmington surrounded by his family. He was born on May 14, 1929, to John Francis Mohan Sr. and Anna Husband Mohan.
He grew up in Garden City, N.Y., and graduated from the University of Alabama with a degree in commerce and business administration in 1953. While at Alabama, Jack was an active member of Delta Chi Fraternity and a member of the track and field team.
Jack met his true love, Sue Alice Jowers, at the University of Alabama. They married July 18, 1953. Soon after, they settled in Fort Benning, Ga., where Jack served two years in the military. At the conclusion of his military service, Jack began a long career with Simmons Bedding Company. The family moved to Atlanta, Ga., Birmingham, Ala., and then to North Carolina and made this their forever home. During their years of marriage, Jack and Sue were blessed with six children. His large family gave him a full and joyful life.
Jack had many friends and colleagues during his life. He was a lifelong fan and supporter of The University of Alabama Crimson Tide. He was an avid volleyball and softball player. He coached Little League baseball for his sons and the boys in the neighborhood. In his later years, Jack enjoyed working in his yard and garden. Jack was a devout Catholic and a longstanding member of Basilica Shrine of St. Mary in Wilmington.
Jack was preceded in death by his loving wife, Sue; parents; and his son-in-law, Tom Roberson.
He is survived by his children, John (Jetta) Mohan, Alice (Bobby) Stevens, Mark (Margaret) Mohan, Susan Roberson, Julie (David) Uehling and David Mohan; grandchildren, Ryann (John) Lowdermilk, Neil Stevens, Turner Stevens, Carley (Mark) McRee, Judson Mohan, John Uehling, Matthew Uehling, Melissa Uehling, Patrick (Emily) Roberson and Matt (Tess) Williams; three great-grandchildren, Ella Grace Lowdermilk, Hanna Lowdermilk and Margaret Roberson; sisters, Pat Beck, Marguerite Gowdie and Kathy (Danny) Canade; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family would like thank Lower Cape Fear Hospice for their great care and compassion during his final days.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 27, at The Basilica Shrine of St. Mary, Wilmington.
Memorials may be made to the Lower Cape Fear Hospice Foundation, 1414 Physicians Drive Wilmington, NC 28401.
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