John (Jack) W. Ransley, of Carolina Village, Hendersonville, NC passed away on March 7, 2017 after a brief illness. Jack was born in Monmouth County, NJ in 1928 to Leata and John Ransley of Red Bank, NJ. He spent his professional life with New Jersey Bell where he advanced from lineman to management.
He is survived by his children, Susan Swanson of Carmel Valley, CA, John (Lynda) of La Jolla, CA and Andrew of Bow, WA; five grandchildren, Oona, Leta, James, Aaron and Nathan; three great-grandchildren, Jesse, Finn and Scarlett; and many friends.
Jack was predeceased by his wife Jane in February 2016. He was an avid sportsman, who shared his love of fishing and crabbing on the Jersey Shore with his children. He was awed by the power of hurricanes and nor’easters. Jack passed on his deep love of the outdoors to his children through wonderful summers spent camping in the Thousand Islands where they water skied and fished. Jack was a lifelong gardener, fabulous cook and lover of life who hosted many festive evenings serving his family and friends fresh seafood from the Carolina Coast and the bounty from his garden. Jack and his wife Jane frequently travelled to the Caribbean and Europe. He was a 55-year member of the Masonic Lodge, an avid golfer and a member of the Hendersonville Country Club.
A celebration of his life will be held 2 p.m. on Monday, March 13 at Village Hall of Carolina Village.
Carolina Village Hall - Directions
600 Carolina Village Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792