RIVERDALE, Ga. -- Mr. Jack D. Wolfe went home to be with his Heavenly Father on Sept. 19, 2007. Mr. Wolfe was born in Rock Hill, S.C. on Sept. 17, 1929, the third son of the late Oscar W. and Geneva M. Wolfe. He was educated in the Rock Hill public schools and earned a degree in Electrical Engineering from Clemson College, graduating in 1952. He was immediately called to active duty as a 2nd Lt. in the U.S. Army. After assignments at Ft. Gordon, Ga., and Ft. Monmouth, N.J., he was transferred to Tokyo, Japan where he served first as a Duty Commanding Officer and then a Company Commander on the staff of the Commanding General, Armed Forces. Upon release from active duty, Mr. Wolfe returned home and began a 36 year career with Southern Bell/BellSouth in Gastonia, N.C. In 1970, he transferred to Company headquarters in Atlanta, Ga., where he played a significant role in the modification of the telephone network for computer communications. After a variety of assignments, Mr. Wolfe retired as an Assistant Vice President in 1991. He and his wife, Becky, moved to Glassy Mt., S.C., where he became active in community affairs, holding numerous elective and appointed positions. In 2005, the Governor of South Carolina presented "The Order of the Silver Crescent" to Mr. Wolfe. This is the highest award for volunteer and community service. Because of declining health, the Wolfes moved to Peachtree City, Ga., to be near Emory Hospital.
Mr. Wolfe is survived by his beloved wife of 52 years, Rebecca Hollis Wolfe; his sons, Edward B. Wolfe and his wife, Laura of Birmingham, Ala., and David H. Wolfe of North Myrtle Beach, S.C.; his daughter, Ann W. Wildmon of Covington, Ga.; his five grandchildren, Emily Wolfe, Daniel Wolfe, Bryan Wolfe, Graham Wildmon and Rebecca Wildmon; his brothers, Robert M. Wolfe and his wife, Janice of The Villages in Florida and J. Ronald Wolfe and wife, Debbie of Beauford, N.C.; and his sister, Sue Cothran and her husband, Joseph of Decatur, Ala.
Visitation for Mr. Wolfe will be 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23, 2007, at Greene Funeral Home Northwest Chapel, 2133 Ebenezer Road, Rock Hill, S.C. A graveside service will be 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 24, at Laurelwood Cemetery in Rock Hill. A memorial service will follow at 3p.m. on Sept. 24 at Memorial United Methodist Church, 201 North Main St., Greer, S.C., with Pastor John Rush officiating.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to either the Emory Transplant Center, 1364 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30322 or Emory Winship Cancer Institute, 1365C Clifont Road, Atlanta, GA 30322.
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