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Worth Jackson ‘Jack’ Maynard Jr., 88, retired principal with New Hanover County Schools

Worth Jackson ‘Jack’ Maynard Jr.

WILMINGTON — Worth Jackson “Jack” Maynard Jr., 88, husband of Sandy Maynard, died Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, at home after a lengthy illness.

Born Oct. 2, 1931, in Bridgeton, New Jersey, he was the son of Worth Jackson Sr. and Carrie Virginia Bryant Maynard. He resided in Wilmington and had graduated with a master’s degree in education. He was a Spanish teacher, assistant principal and principal in New Hanover County.

He retired from New Hanover County Schools in 1991 after serving from 1964 to 1991. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Carol Stoner (Andy) and Grace Maynard (Peter), all of Charlotte; son, Lee Sarp (Megan) of Wilmington; grandchild, Worth Thompson of Charlotte; brother, Doug Maynard of Winston-Salem; three nieces and five nephews; and grand-dogs, Sam, Scruffy, Sadie and Zeus.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Worth Maynard; daughter, Caroline Maynard; and grand-dogs, Gus and Molly.

Jack was incredibly brave and courageous during his journey these last several months. He was so very strong. He fought so hard. I love you to the moon and back.

A reception celebrating Jack’s life will be held from 1 to 3 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 13, at Wilmington Funeral Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Lifepoint Church, 3534 S. College Road, Suite A, Wilmington, NC 28401.

Share online condolences with the family at Wilmington Funeral & Cremation.

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