John Lucas Armistead, Jr. ’44

John Lucas Armistead, Jr. ’44 of Charlotte, N.C., died Oct. 24, 2005. He attended UNC Chapel Hill until he was called into service after Pearl Harbor. He served in the U.S. Army as an infantry instructor at Fort Benning, Ga., and in the Pacific Theatre during World War II. After the war, he moved to Charlotte and joined the Prudential Life Insurance Company. He was recalled from the inactive reserves and served in Korea for two years. He moved to Burlington, N.C., where he was in sales with Old Dominion Box Company. When Weyerhaeuser Corporation purchased Old Dominion, later Carolina Paperboard, he relocated to Charlotte, N.C., and later was instrumental in working with Carolina Paperboard to form Atlantic Coast Carton Company and was elected president. Atlantic Coast Carton Company later became part of Caraustar Industries. He was elected to serve on the original Board of Directors of Caraustar serving in both capacities until his retirement in 1988. Mr. Armistead was a member of Christ Episcopal Church and a Cub Scout leader. He was past president of the West Charlotte Rotary Club and past president of the Charlotte Executive Club. He was past chairman of the Adult Rehabilitation Council of the Salvation Army. In 1999, he was named a life member of the Salvation Army Advisory Board. He is survived by his wife of sixty years, Mary D. Heywood Armistead, 7113 Cypress Creek Ln., Charlotte, N.C. 28201; his daughter, Susan Heywood Armistead; a son, John Lucas Armistead, III; daughter-in-law, Julie Hancock Armistead; a grandson, John Lucas Armistead, IV; and two granddaughters, Margaret McCrory Armistead and Catherine Heywood Armistead, all of Charlotte.