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Thomas M. "Mack" Moncure, 88, of Stafford County departed this life Saturday, June 27, 2009.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 45 years, Harriet Spangler Moncure.
A native of Stafford, he was a 1938 graduate of Stafford High School and attended the College of William & Mary for both undergraduate and law school. While at William & Mary he was a Sigma Pi, a cartoonist for the "Flat Hat," a baseball player and a student waiter (later memorialized by the Order of the White Jacket).
His education was interrupted by World War II. Following a short stint in the Army Air Corps, long enough to ascertain that flying was not his calling, he served as a U.S. Marine officer in the Fleet Marine Force Pacific. He was engaged in ground operations on Guam and was honorably discharged following the Korean War.
A lawyer in practice for 58 years, he served as commissioner of accounts for Stafford for 37 years. Throughout his life he was involved with a number of organizations, as director of the Peoples Bank of Stafford, a member of the Stafford Lions Club, American Legion Post 290 and Frank P. Moncure Lodge No. 279 A.F. & A.M. of Virginia, as well as a member and lay reader of Aquia Episcopal Church. He also served as the chairman of the Stafford County Welfare Board, president of the 15th Circuit Bar Association and a member of the Stafford County School Board, and was on the board of trustees of Fork Union Military Academy. He was an avid waterman, artist and sports fan.
He is survived by his four children, Thomas M. Moncure Jr. of Prince William County, and Nancy Moncure Stikes, Becky Moncure Herndon and Peyton "Tudy" Moncure Morris, all of Rockbridge County; their spouses; and nine grandchildren.
A service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 30, at Aquia Episcopal Church with the Rev. Cuthbert Mandell officiating. Burial will follow in Aquia Episcopal Church cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday, June 29, at Covenant Funeral Service, 1310 Courthouse Road, Stafford, with a Masonic Rite at 7 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Aquia Episcopal Church, Box 275, Stafford, Va. 22555 or to American Legion Post 290, Box 125, Stafford, Va. 22555.
Online guest book at covenantfuneralservice.com.