Jack Shytle

September 6, 1929 - January 7, 2021
Jack Shytle

John Mears “Jack” Shytle age 91 of Boones Neck Community near Holden Beach passed away on Thursday, January 7, 2021.

Jack was born and raised in Wilmington, NC. He graduated from New Hanover High School where he served as the Marching Band Drum Major. He joined the US Navy and proudly served aboard the “USS Pursuit AGS 17”. After being discharged from the Navy, he returned home to join his father and mother in the family business, Shytle’s Garage, where Jack worked as a professional auto mechanic for many years until his retirement, Jack could diagnose and repair most any auto motor repair and was a expert brake and alignment specialist. After his retirement from his garage, Jack worked at Wilmington Health Associates for many years in facility manangement and courier services. Jack was a Mason and Shriner for many years and served as the President of the Wilmington Arab Shrine Club in 1974 and served as the Drum Major for his beloved Sudan Drum and Bugle Corps for over 30 years.

Remembered are Jack’s parents, John Martin Shytle and Iona Robinson Shytle, his wife, Jewell “Julie” Shytle, son, John Marsden Shytle and his sister, Elizabeth Schroeter, brother in-law Al Schroeter, all whom preceded him in death.

Jack is survived by his “Red Headed Stepson” Duane Howlett and wife Teresa Howlett”, grandchildren, Jennifer and Justin Shytle; great grandson, Eli Cane Booth; daughter in-law Debbie Shytle; niece and family, Gina Britton and husband Walter Britton, great nephew Carey Britton and great niece Beth Britton Justice, and great great niece Britton Justice, and many cousins, including Norman Taylor.

Due to the Covid-19, memorial service plans are pending.

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  • January 07, 2021
    Linda & Jerry Register says:
    Jack was a kind, gentle soul. I did not meet him until his senior years but always enjoyed his company. There is an old poem that says, “Let me live in a house beside the road and be a friend to man.” That was Jack. RIP

  • January 07, 2021
    John Mallard says:
    My family was blessed to have know Jack for the last fifty years. RIP

  • January 11, 2021
    Caroline Dove says:
    I work with Jack for many years at Wilmington Health. We would joke and laugh with each other daily. When my mother died and he was with Coble's in Supply, he was there for me with a hug and kindness and a joke of course. He assured me he would take great care of my mom and I had no doubt he would. He was a sweet, sweet man that I had the privilege to work with and to call my friend. My thoughts and prayers are with your family Jack. God speed and God bless you.

  • January 14, 2021
    Libbi Shytle says:
    Pray that my father & brother will rest in peace.