James Owen Mack, Jr., passed away May 15, 1991.
He was born April 29, 1921, in Kansas City, Kansas to James O. and Neva O. Mack. He graduated from the University of Missouri at the age of 20 with a B.S. Chem. E. and began a distinguished career with Hercules Inc. Beginning at corporate headquarters in Wilmington, Delaware; he then was transferred to the Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant, Lawrence, Kansas. In 1956 he moved to the Allegheny Ballistics Lab in Cumberland, Maryland, where he helped develop the Polaris submarine based missile. In 1959, he was transferred to Salt Lake City Bacchus Works as manufacturing manager. Nine years later he went to Donora, Pennsylvania as manager of the newly acquired ammonia plant. After another move to Lawrence, Kansas, he returned to Salt Lake City to manage the fiberglass and graphite rocket motor chamber production plant in Clearfield. In 1980 he was appointed vice president and general manager of the Radford, Virginia Army Ammunition Plant. After retiring in Salt Lake City in 1984, he did consulting work. He was a member of Alpha Chi Sigma, American Chemical Society and a Master Mason. He served as an Elder at the First Presbyterian Church.He married Betty M. Frey in Lawrence, Kansas in 1945. He is survived by: His parents, of Laurie, Missouri; his wife and children: Sharon L. Newton (Wayne), James O. Mack III (Jean) and Susan Catherine Mack. He is also survived by the following grandchildren: Andrea K., Alexander M. and Jeffrey B. Newton; Steven P. and James David Mack; and a sister, Dora Dean Fulghum.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Liver Research Fund at University of Utah Health Sciences Center, 50 No. Medical Dr., Salt Lake City, UT 84132, or 1st Presbyterian Church.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at the 1st Presbyterian Church, "C" Street and South Temple. A private burial will be held for family members at Wasatch Lawn.
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