Obituary for Charles David Monroe Pack of Highfalls

Charles David Monroe Pack, 68, of Highfalls, left this world in the early morning hours of January 27, 2022, following a lengthy battle with Parkinson’s Disease. 


Charles was born in October of 1953 to James Henry Pack and Grace King Pack in Moore County, NC. He spent most of his childhood outdoors in the Jackson Springs area where he developed a lifelong appreciation of nature. In his early years, Charles worked as a greenskeeper and spoke fondly of his time on the golf course. Even after leaving the profession, he continued to take pride in maintaining a pristine yard of his own.


In 1981, Charles fell for the love of his life, Annie Ritter, after tasting her cooking. The two began dating that same year and remained together for more than 40 years before his passing. 


In addition to Ann, Charles regretfully leaves behind his son Worthy Ritter of Asheboro, daughter Sara Pack (Joshua Cagle) of Seagrove, and son Daniel Pack (Cara Johnson) of Seagrove; his sisters Claudine Moon (Alan) of Aberdeen and Mildred Pusser of West End; his grandchildren, Samuel Ritter, Elizabeth Ritter, and Emily Ritter, all of Asheboro, and Nathaniel Cagle of Seagrove; and many nieces and nephews.


Charles was known for his quick wit and humorous storytelling. He will also be remembered as a talented sketch artist, painter, and woodworker who created intricate and imaginative pieces purely for the pleasure of it. Over his lifetime, Charles filled countless books with drawings, cartoons, and blueprints for various construction projects. He saw beauty in all things found in nature, enjoyed freehand wood carving, and was a master at crafting “found art” pieces from seemingly ordinary, discarded objects. To reuse or give new life to old, forgotten things brought him endless joy.


Charles will also be remembered for his profound love of animals, both wild and domesticated. Over the years, he kept a wide variety of pets and nursed countless sick or wounded creatures back to health. Animals were instinctively drawn to him and seemed to sense a kindred spirit. In death, he leaves behind his three beloved dogs: Kit (his constant companion), Kaboodle and Tulip.


Charles was preceded in death by his parents, brothers John and James Pack, and sister Billie Evelyn Ingram. 


In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s research to help those still fighting for a cure. 

No funeral will be held at the request of the deceased, but a memorial ceremony will be hosted for family and friends at a later date.

Kennedy Funeral Home is serving the family.

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