Victor Le-Roi Flack, 87, passed away on Friday, September 24, 2021, surrounded by his loving children and extended family members.
Beloved husband of the late Edith I. Flack (nee Udall); loving father of Karen (William) Johnson, Shelley (Steven) Baum, John (Michael Marvaso) Flack, Janie (Kenneth) Hamai, Heidi (Douglas) Lenger and Joseph (Kevin Cunningham) Flack; adoring grandfather of 26 and great-grandfather of 21; dear brother of the late JoAnn (Cornelius) Moelling. Our dearest brother-in-law, uncle, great-uncle, cousin and friend to many.
Vic was born in St. Louis, Missouri on February 20, 1934, to Esther Sale and Victor William Flack. His family and neighborhood were close-knit, with extended family living in the home next door, including his grandparents. He graduated from nearby Beaumont High School, where he made lifelong friends.
While attending the Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy studying Engineering, he was recruited by the Navy. Vic served as a pilot during the Korean Conflict. He was stationed on the Island of Oahu, where he met his lifelong sweetheart, Edith Idella Udall.
Edith (Ebe) and Victor were married in Phoenix, Arizona on August 5, 1957. After completing his service in the Navy, Vic and Ebe settled in St. Louis where he continued his studies at Washington University from which he graduated with a degree in Chemical Engineering. He was employed in the engineering field for his entire work career, most of which was spent at Carboline, the firm he joined before graduation, and from which he retired after over forty years.
Before marrying Edith, Vic joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. A year and a half later, they were sealed in the Mesa Arizona Temple. Victor remained a faithful member of the Church throughout his life. He served in many capacities in his community and in the Church, including many years in various roles in the St. Louis Temple, service that was particularly meaningful to him.
Victor enjoyed playing golf, rescuing dogs and enjoying their companionship, fishing, boating and camping. He maintained a private pilot’s license and always enjoyed aviation in all its forms. Family history was a passion for Victor. Through many years of research, he was able to trace his roots back many, many generations. Above all, he adored his family and doted on his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his dear wife, Edith, who passed in 1998. In his later years, Vic led a quiet, simple life surrounded by a multitude of friends, neighbors, family and pets who were all precious to him.
Funeral and interment will be at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery and will be held in private in accordance with his ever-modest wishes.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Humane Society of Missouri, one of Vic’s favorite charities, or to an organization of your choice.
Humane Society of Missouri – hsmo.org