Mr. John Thomas Flack, Jr.

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January 16, 1929 – November 1, 2015


Friday, November 6, 2015
Family Visitation: 6:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.
Nelson & Sons Memorial Chapel
824 Lipscomb Street, Shelbyville, TN  37160

Saturday, November 7, 2015
Lie In State: 11:00 A.M.
Funeral Service: 12:00 Noon

Mullin Chapel AME
601 Ledbetter Road
Shelbyville, TN  37160

Hillcrest Memorial Gardens
Shelbyville, Tennessee

John Thomas Flack, Jr. was born on January 16, 1929, in Shelbyville, Tennessee, as the oldest son of the late John Thomas Flack, Sr. and Lueddith Smith Flack.  After a valiant battle with a long illness, God called his loyal servant home before sunrise, on November 1, 2015, to see a bright new day in Glory. He was also preceded in death by brothers, Hart and Jerry Flack and a great-grandson, Joshua Hughes.

Since a young child, he was fondly known as “Buck.”  He was baptized at the age of 12 by Rev. Willie D. Young, Sr. and Brother Rainey Phillips. He served as a faithful member of Mullin Chapel A.M.E. Church as a trustee until his death.  When the old church burned, he was instrumental in rebuilding the current church on Ledbetter Road.  He continued his service to others by donating his professional services to various community churches.

As a young man, he attended Mullin Chapel School.  He worked with his father cutting and hauling cedar.  He worked as a truck driver hauling logs for Saunders Lumber Company and retired after 32 years as an over-the-road long distance driver for Yellow Freight Systems. As a Yellow Freight driver, he received several “million miler” awards for safe driving. 

He was a member of the Charity Lodge No. 82, Tullahoma Consistory 185, Hella Temple Shriners 105, and Teamsters Union 480. He enjoyed deep-sea fishing, travelling, gardening, and playing with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

On December 25, 1946, John united in holy matrimony with Gladys Lucille Young.  From this union, four children were born:  Fredia Flack Lusk, Shelbyville, Tennessee; Doris (Dr. Cleveland) Broome, Missouri City, Texas; John Thomas Flack III, Atlanta, Georgia; Charles Kenneth Flack, Marietta, Georgia.

Many loving memories of him will be cherished by:

Sisters and Brothers:  Rev. Annie Mai Couch, Nashville, Tennessee; Floyd Flack, Cincinnati, Ohio; Margaret (James) Brown, Wesley Chapel, Florida; Alie Dashiell, Nancy (Willie) Leslie, Jeanette (Ernest) Kennerly, and O’Neal Flack, Shelbyville, Tennessee; brother-in-law Roy (Dorothy) Campbell, Jr., Shelbyville, Tennessee.

Grandchildren:  Sean (Arika) Landry, Pearland, Texas;  Kimberly (Alshare) Hughes, Flower Mound, Texas; Mario Flack, Faith Flack, Atlanta, Georgia; Taylor Lusk, Chattanooga, Tennessee; Paige Lusk, Murfreesboro, Tennessee; Brian Broome, Houston, Texas.

Great-Grand Children:  Jazmin Broome, Kyla and Austin Hughes, Terry and Anaya Landry, and Kaleesi Lusk (Little Buddy).

Special friends:  Mrs. Alice Smith, Rev. Sonja Brown DeLoatch, and Rev. John DeLoatch.

7 thoughts on “Mr. John Thomas Flack, Jr.

  1. Mommy Flack, Freda, Doris, Tommie, and Chuckie, from the time we met we our family has been like one. I thank you all for sharing your father with John and I.

    I was glad when they said unto me let us go into the house of the Lord. Our family know the sorry you all our feeling with the lost of your father. We ask that our God continue to hold you close and bring joy and peace. Know that our love is strong true. We are here I am am there. Love and many red kisses Sonja.

    1. Aunt Gladys, Fredia, Doris, Tommy & Chuckie, We want you to know that you are definitely in our continuous thoughts and prayers. We were sadden when we received the news of Uncle Buck’s transition. He was so loved and will never be forgotten.
      Marie Billingslea and familly

  2. I am not going to say I am sorry for you loss because no one is loss in Christ Jesus. I am here if you need anything. My God bless you all with the strength and peace you need to get through this. The Hix family is here for you all. We are just a phone call away. We love you all.

  3. Reading about John passing has deeply saddened us, but we know that this is far from what you all are going through right now. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to family. Much Love Cousin Robert

  4. I am sure that if we knew the time of our departure from this side, we would all be prepared, but I feel in my heart that Mr. Flack made the necessary preparations a long time ago, so with that you can be encouraged; but Mrs. Gladys you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers, because you are dear to me and I want you to know That God will take care of you and I know you know that as well. You are loved and appreciated.

  5. Charles, John, Doris, and Fredia, I am so very sorry for the loss of your father… Reading from the article this past summer, I can tell he was proud of all you guys… You have excelled and exemplified greatness and success… All of you… So I know he was proud… Mom Gladys, I am praying for strength and love for you… I hope and pray that GOD surrounds you as you grieve for the loss of your husband. .. This is not a final goodbye because you will one day rejoice together… Praying for you and your family… Know that I love you all and have been praying since I learned from Doris of your loss… May GOD be with you…

  6. “For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.”

    John and family:

    Please know that we are lifting you in prayer.

    Your TSU crew,

    Gigi, Ralph, Rita, Peggy, Nathan, Iona, Roland, Brian, Monty, Carlos, Clem, Joy, Roz and Kruger

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