OBITUARY

David Lawrence Rack

November 10, 1942August 13, 2021
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David Lawrence Rack, 78, died peacefully on August 13, 2021 surrounded by his beloved children. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, he will be remembered for his strength, courage, and unconditional love to his family. David was a decorated veteran of the U.S. Air Force who served his country in the Vietnam War. David retired from the Federal Bureau of Investigation after thirty years as a Special Agent, followed by ten years as an investigator for Unum Insurance. He enjoyed his retirement years with his wife Sondra, spoiling his grandchildren, singing in the Choo Choo Chorus, and cooking large meals for his family. Some of the happiest times were in recent years when the family would gather together at the beach and prepare enough food “to feed a Field Army.” David is preceded in death by his wife of 44 years Sondra and survived by his siblings, James Rack, Laurie Rack, and Geoffrey Rack; his children, Marie (Kyle) Stone, Rachael (Dan) Szymanski, Matthew (Sheri Goulart) Rack, Sarah (Zach) Moody, and Anna (David) Roberts; his grandchildren, David Stone, Lauren Stone, Zander Moody, Olivia Moody, Beth Szymanski, Gabby Szymanski, Sam Rack, Liam Roberts, and Savannah Roberts. Due to COVID-19, the family will hold a private service followed by burial at Mount Olivet Cemetery. A celebration of life will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Alzheimer's Association or Hospice of Chattanooga at 4411 Oakwood Drive Chattanooga, TN 37416. Arrangements are by the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, 44 South Moore Road, East Ridge, Tennessee 37412. Please share your thoughts and memories at www.ChattanoogaEastChapel.com.

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Roberta Blocher

September 10, 2021

A bunch of kids grew up together in Pawling NY and have remained friends since the '50s. I am one of those kids and so was Dave. A lot of us have kept in touch all these years. Although many of us have been scattered over the country, we have even gotten together at several planned reunions. While I am sad that Dave is no longer here physically, I have to say that I also celebrate his life and as I do I smile.

Love you Dave,

Bobbie

Olivia Moody

August 28, 2021

I’m David’s grand daughter and one of my favorite memories was when he first came to live at my house I was showing him my drawings and it was a really sweet memory

Stan Keown

August 19, 2021

I just recently received notification that Dave had passed away. Although I have moved away from Chattanooga, I remained in contact with him. Our close friendship continued throughout his employment at Unum and after our mutual retirements. There is much I could say about Dave and our experiences together but I will simply state that I am very sad at his passing. He was a honorable and respected man and I am grateful to have had the opportunity to know him. Our thoughts and prayers are with Dave’s family.

Diane Upton

August 17, 2021

I was privileged to meet and work with Dave, he was such a good man - please accept my sympathy and prayers for family and friends.

Ann Seifert

August 16, 2021

I worked with Dave at Unum - such a nice man. My sympathy to his family.

Hope Long

August 16, 2021

Matt,

I just wanted to say that I will be praying for you and your family. I am so sorry for your loss.

Hope Long

Shawn Tatum

August 16, 2021

Matthew,

I extend my sincerest condolences to you and your family. I pray that the loving memories of your father will comfort your heart today and always.

1Peter 5:7

Martha D’Lugos

August 16, 2021


Heartfelt love and sympathy to your family, Dave. I was very lucky to teach Matt in 2nd grade, and Anna in kindergarten at O.L.P.H. You were truly an tremendous example of the dedication it takes to truly love God, your country, and your family. Your family can be very, very proud of you. May you Rest in Eternal Peace, my friend!

M. D’Lugos

Amanda Hale

August 16, 2021

Condolences from the Hale family.

Judy Jones

August 16, 2021

Matthew, I was so sorry to hear about the passing of your father. I just want to share with you that what we once enjoyed and deeply loved we can never lose. I really truly believe that because I feel that all of the love that we have for our love ones becomes a part of us when they pass on. Again, Matthew I am deeply sorry and will keep you and your family in my prayers.

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Biography

David Rack
David Lawrence Rack, 78, died peacefully on August 13, 2021 surrounded by his beloved children. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, he will be remembered for his strength, courage, and unconditional love to his family. David was a decorated veteran of the U.S. Air Force who served his country in the Vietnam War. David retired from the Federal Bureau of Investigation after thirty years as a Special Agent, followed by ten years as an investigator for Unum Insurance. He enjoyed his retirement years with his wife Sondra, spoiling his grandchildren, singing in the Choo Choo Chorus, and cooking large meals for his family. Some of the happiest times were in recent years when the family would gather together at the beach and prepare enough food “to feed a Field Army.”

David is preceded in death by his wife of 44 years Sondra and survived by his siblings, James Rack, Laurie Rack, and Geoffrey Rack; his children, Marie (Kyle) Stone, Rachael (Dan) Szymanski, Matthew (Sheri Goulart) Rack, Sarah (Zach) Moody, and Anna (David) Roberts; his grandchildren, David Stone, Lauren Stone, Zander Moody, Olivia Moody, Beth Szymanski, Gabby Szymanski, Sam Rack, Liam Roberts, and Savannah Roberts. Due to COVID-19, the family will hold a private service followed by burial at Mount Olivet Cemetery. A celebration of life will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Alzheimer's Association or Hospice of Chattanooga at 4411 Oakwood Drive Chattanooga, TN 37416.
Arrangements are by the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, 44 South Moore Road, East Ridge, Tennessee 37412.
Please share your thoughts and memories at www.ChattanoogaEastChapel.com.