Reverend Dolvin Tolic Mack, Jr. was called home to his Heavenly Father on June 28, 2014.
The first of five children born to Dolvin Tolic Mack, Sr. and Ida Mae Graham Mack was born in Muskogee, Oklahoma on February 21, 1941 and attended Wheatley Elementary School, Sadler Junior High School and graduated from Manual Training High School in 1959. At MTHS he played the trombone in the band and participated in various events and activities.
Dolvin held a Bachelor’s degree with a major in chemistry and minor in math from Langston University and a master’s degree from Northeastern State University. He taught at and chaired the math and science department at Edison Junior High School in Tulsa, OK for many years. Dolvin also served as Principal and Coach at Rentiesville High School in Rentiesville, OK for a time as well as a teacher at the L.E. Raider Center in Sand Springs, OK.
In the early 1980’s Dolvin was called to the ministry and attended Oral Roberts University as well as the Christian Bible College and Seminary and pursued his doctorate in divinity. He was ordained as a minister, became licensed as a preacher and counselor in 1996 and performed many ministerial services He pastored Corinth Baptist Church in Tulsa, OK for a number of years and served in the ministry at several other churches before retiring.
He met and married his faithful and devoted wife Valeria Mack and they resided in Plano, TX. Despite dialysis and health problems for the next twelve years, he continued to be active within the community as an exception Sunday School and Bible Study Teacher, Mentor and Stand-in Pulpit Minister.
Preceding him in death were his parents, maternal and paternal grandparents, daughter Stephanie Mack, sister Alice Marie Mack Hytche and nephew Mark A. Wilson.
Left with cherished memories are his loving wife Valeria, daughter Dolvetta”Cookie”(Robert) Manning; son Alton Mack; son Dolvin Mack III “Trey”; sister Dolena M. Mack; sister Ida E. “Beth” Mack Wilson; brother William F. “Buddy” Mack; uncle Lonnie Graham; step-sons Gerald Barnes and Patrick Smith; grandchildren, nephew, nieces, cousins, in-laws, classmates of 1959, and a host of friends.
The Sacred Farewell will commence on Thursday, July 3, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. in the Beebe Memorial Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, 700 South 7th Street, Muskogee. Burial will follow in the Booker T. Washington Cemetery.
Friends may convey condolences and sign the online register at www.biglowfunerals.com