Colon W. “Jim” Pake

Published 8:24 am Wednesday, August 4, 2010

By Staff
ASHEVILLE — Colon W. “Jim” Pake, 90, went to be with the Lord Sunday, August 1, 2010.
He leaves behind his loving and faithful wife, Ruby Teague Pake. A native of Beaufort, NC, he was born to the late Addie and Willie B. Pake. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his brothers, Guy Robert, Ira, and Maurice Pake; sister, Ethel Lewis; stepson, Daniel Lindsay; and grandson, Jeffrey.
Survivors include his son, Chris Pake (Lucy) of Washington, NC; daughter, Sandra Everett (Jim) of Beaufort, NC; stepdaughter, Sharon Lindsay; stepson, Jim Lindsay (Rita) of Candler; sister, Thelma Morris of Beaufort, NC; 7 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.
He retired in 1986 from Memorial Mission Hospital as an offset printer, and was a veteran of the US Navy during WWII, serving on the mine sweeper, U.S.S. Adamant (AMC-62). Mr Pake was a former Deacon of Gashes Creek Baptist Church, and he belonged to and supported all Veteran’s Organizations, giving over 8000 hrs. of his time volunteering at VA Hospital.
He was a member and Past Master of Black Mountain Lodge #663, and was a charter member of Past Master’s Unit. Past Commander of the Grand Commandery, Knights Templar, of Cyrene #5 of Asheville. Past Master of Knight Crusader of the Cross of NC. Convent General, Knights of York Rite Cross of Honor. Certificate of Past High Priest of Royal Arch Masons of NC. Member of Scottish Rite. Master of Royal Secret of the 32 Degree of Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of NC.
A memorial will be held at 12 p.m. at the Western Carolina State Veteran’s Cemetery in Black Mountain, NC on Wednesday, August 18, 2010.
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