Arthur Mack Sr. was born on June 18, 1931 in Columbia, South Carolina to the late Willie and Dina Kelly Mack Sr.
His early education began in Columbia, South Carolina and he grew to become a witty, hands-on learner and thrived in the field of construction where he obtained various licenses and became a foreman.
At the age of twenty-three, Arthur moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where he spent most of his life working as a cement mason foreman until retiring and, in his spare time, was known as “THE Hack” driver of 22nd and Diamond Street.
By way of his late son, Edward Mack, Arthur joined the Masonic Order which led him to become very gifted in his craft of stone masonry, and he was also a faithful brother of Tuscan Morning Star Lodge #48 and a member of a motorcycle club. – HE ENJOYED LIFE!
In 1997, Arthur Mack Sr. dedicated his life to CHRIST and became a sincere member at New Thankful Baptist Church where he was later ordained as a Deacon in 2007. One of his favorite songs was One More River to Cross, which he enjoyed singing as a devotee of the male choir, and his favorite scripture is Psalms 27.
He enjoyed going to church, spending time with his children, and taking trips back home to South Carolina where he was able to enjoy family reunions, barbeques, and intimate conversations with his siblings.
Arthur was preceded in death by his son, Edward Mack Sr., Sisters Wilhelmina Dubard, Dorothy Allen, and Beatrice Myers, brothers Claude Mack Sr., Isaac Mack Sr., and James Mack.
He leaves to cherish his memories: his son Arthur Mack Jr. (Carol) and daughters Celestine Yancey (Dilworth), Rosalind Langhorne (Walso), Teresa Dowling (Samuel), Geraldine Williams Mack; Sisters Elizabeth Darby, Benzina Richardson; brothers, George Mack, Willie Mack Jr. and David Mack; twenty-five grandchildren, forty-one great-grandchildren, Caregiver William “Bill” Cooke and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, in-laws, his Masonic brotherhood and Spiritual Family.
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