Jack R. Mahan

July 6, 1942July 7, 2018
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Jack Roper Mahan, 76, of Greer, S.C. passed away Saturday evening, July 7, 2018.

Born July 6, 1942, in Savannah, GA., he was the son of the late Floyd R. Mahan and Eleanor D. Mahan. In addition to his wife of 53 years, Judy, Jack is survived by his daughter, Alison Davis and her husband Brian; two grandsons, Bennett and Jack, all of Greer; three brothers, Val Mahan of Atlanta, GA., Michael Mahan of Union, S.C. and Randolph Mahan of Columbia, S.C. He was predeceased by a sister, Marilyn Mahan and a brother Carl Mahan.

Following graduation from Union High School, Jack served in The United States Army Reserves for six months active duty before being honorably discharged. He then attended Spartanburg Methodist College for two years before transferring to Presbyterian College where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business and Economics. Prior to retirement, Jack was employed by Milliken & Company, Spartan Mills and Carwile Personnel.

After receiving a transplant in 1997, Jack spent time volunteering and speaking to promote organ and tissue donation. He was an active member of Taylors First Baptist Church, where he sang in the choir. Jack loved spending time with friends and family, especially watching his grandsons play sports. He lived life to its fullest and enjoyed people and serving Christ.

A Celebration of Life for Jack will be held at Taylors First Baptist Church, 200 W. Main St. Taylors, SC 29687 at 2pm on Wednesday July 11, 2018 conducted by Dr. Doug Mize and Dr. Jimmie Harley. Burial will follow service in Woodlawn Memorial Park, Greenville, SC. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 from 6:00pm-8:00pm at Mackey Funerals and Cremations at Woodlawn Memorial Park, 1 Pine Knoll Dr. Greenville, SC.

Active pallbearers will be Wiley Johnson, James Beard, Steve Griffin, Steve Barbery, Randy Brewer, and Gary McIntyre. Members of the Hayes Life Group are asked to sit as a group.

Memorials may be made to We Are Sharing Hope SC, The Organ Recovery Organization of South Carolina, 3950 Favor Place Drive Suite 400, Charleston, SC 29405 (sharinghope or Spartanburg Hospice House-Spartanburg Foundation, P.O. Box 2624, Spartanburg, SC 29304.

Condolences may be expressed to the Mahan family at


  • Floyd R. Mahan, Father
  • Eleanor D. Mahan, Mother
  • Judy Mahan, Wife
  • Alison Davis, Daughter
  • Brian Davis, Son-in-law
  • Bennett Davis, Grandson
  • Jack Davis, Grandson
  • Val Mahan, Brother
  • Michael Mahan, Brother
  • Randolph Mahan, Brother
  • Marilyn Mahan, Sister
  • Carl Mahan, Brother

  • Wiley Johnson
  • James Beard
  • Steve Griffin
  • Steve Barbery
  • Randy Brewer
  • Gary McIntyre


  • Celebration of Life Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Jack R. Mahan

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Nanci Garner West

July 22, 2018

Judy, I am sorry to learn of Jackies's death. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Brenda Rhymer Smith

July 10, 2018

My heart goes out to Jack and Judy’s family. So many memories flood my thoughts of these wonderful friends. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Brenda R. Smith

Kim Hall

July 9, 2018

Our deepest sympathy. We will miss all the holiday fun with you pop! You will forever be in our hearts!!
Love Chris and Kim

Weldon Fallaw

July 8, 2018

Jack and my tenure at UHS was such a memorable time. He was always easy going and when he chose Judy for his wife, his stock really went up. We have been praying for him for some time now. He definitely will be missed.
Jane's and my thoughts and prayers continue to be with Judy and the family. May God add His richest blessing of comfort in the days ahead. Love you folks.

Ronnie Marler

July 8, 2018

I am so sorry to hear this. Prayers for the family and shouts of Glory for my friend.

Jim and Elizabeth Cooksey

July 8, 2018

We are so sorry to learn of Jacks death. We have so many fond memories from high school and Jim has so many recollections of growing up with Jack

Donna Cathcart Ivey

July 8, 2018

May God bring you all peace and comfort. I have so many precious memories of spending time with the Mahan Family when I was a little girl. My Grandmother, Donie Cathcart, worked for your family and made gowns for Dr. Floyd. I am sure they both were there along with Marilyn to greet him!! I will hold on to my precious memories till we meet again in Heaven. Prayers for you all in the days ahead. Please give all my love. Donna Cathcart Ivey

Bettyann Harlow

July 8, 2018

Jack and I had the same transplant which we have both promoted through donate life. There is nothing more precious that you can do for others when you leave this Earth than give a chance at life to others. Thank you Jack for all you did to promote this. Rest easy my friend, I will carry on with this, as you have finished your work here and are on to your everlasting life with the Lord.
Bettyann and Bud Harlow