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McRoy "Mack" Canterbury, Jr.

McRoy "Mack" Canterbury, Jr.
  • March 18, 1945 - June 9, 2017
  • Isle of Palms, South Carolina

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“Pat, I've waited this long to sign Mack's Guest Book because I still cannot believe that Mack is gone. Not our Mack. I am so very sorry for your loss...Read More »
1 of 32 | Posted by: TC Hardwick - Awendaw, SC

“Prayers for my brother's family. Thoughts for you all. We will be thinking of you through this most difficult time. Sorry my first message had...Read More »
2 of 32 | Posted by: Mary (Canterbury) Watkins - TX

“Prayers for my brother's family. Thinking about all of you. ”
3 of 32 | Posted by: Mary (Canterbury) Watkins - TX

“I'm sorry to hear of this loss. Mack, Jr. was my mother's half-brother. Prayers for the family. ”
4 of 32 | Posted by: Carri (Watkins) Hardy - Family

“Thinking of you during this difficult time of loss, Pat. Sending you love and strength. ”
5 of 32 | Posted by: Kay Oleen - Summerton, SC

“pat and family I am so sorry to hear about mack he was a great guy I enjoy being around him while I was in your house. He would help me with any...Read More »
6 of 32 | Posted by: thomas gaskins - north charleston, SC

“My sympathies! Mac was fair, honest, great boss and wonderful man he will definitely be missed! ”
7 of 32 | Posted by: Sandra Cox CCEMS - SC

“Rest in peace my cousin. It has been many, many years and many miles that have always separated us. One of my fondest and longest memories is playing...Read More »
8 of 32 | Posted by: Don Cerrone

“Pat I Was shocked to hear of Mack's passing. I have you and the family in my prayers. I enjoyed the time I worked for Mack. He made working a...Read More »
9 of 32 | Posted by: A friend

“Pat & family,I was shocked at Mack's untimely death. Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss. Mack was a gentleman who was highly...Read More »
10 of 32 | Posted by: Ramond Wright - Charleston, SC

“Pat and Canterbury Family, Saddened to hear of Mac's passing. Always find joy in the wonderful memories y'all had. I know he will be missed by...Read More »
11 of 32 | Posted by: Tammy Solomon-Conner - Hollywood, SC

“Mom, Uncle Greg and Aunt Vikki, Hugs to you all, my thoughts go out to all of you at this time. Hopefully memories will give you comfort and some...Read More »
12 of 32 | Posted by: Libbie Conley - Waterford, MI

“What a wonderful friend, leader, supporter. I will miss his smile and his wisdom. Pat, our hearts are with you during this time. ”
13 of 32 | Posted by: Don Lundy - Charlestown, SC

“Mack,I love you with all my heart. I've always looked up to you for advise and I valued your opinion. We had some crazy times growing up you and I.So...Read More »
14 of 32 | Posted by: Candice Canterbury-DeJournett - MI

“Dearest Vikki,I am so very sorry. I know you loved your big brother deeply and I wish that I could provide you some comfort. Share your memories and...Read More »
15 of 32 | Posted by: Linda Canterbury - Daniel Island, SC

“To my sisters in law, Candy:I am so, so sorry your big brother and closest childhood friend has gone on. I enjoy hearing you share memories of Mack...Read More »
16 of 32 | Posted by: Linda Canterbury - Daniel Island, SC

“Dearest Pat, I remember meeting you and Mack for the first time. Greg and I surprised you by showing up on your doorstep. You were so beautiful in...Read More »
17 of 32 | Posted by: Linda Canterbury - Daniel Island, SC

“Saddened to hear of Mack's passing. He was a friend in word and deed. I will always remember him. ”
18 of 32 | Posted by: Evelyn DeLaine-Hart - Charleston, SC

“As I am the older sister, I remember when Mack came home. He was so tiny, and not expected to live and look at the life he did live. I will miss...Read More »
19 of 32 | Posted by: Patricia McGuire - Palmdale, CA

“Pat, so sorry for your loss. He will be missed. ”
20 of 32 | Posted by: Cathy Haynes - Charleston, SC

“Melissa, I'm So sorry for your loss, please accept our condolences for you and your family. ”
21 of 32 | Posted by: Marisol Ferdinand - SC - Coworker

“Pat, Our hearts go out to you and your family. You and Mack are such a special part of my life. So sorry we are out of town. Charles and Sylvia...Read More »
22 of 32 | Posted by: Charles Wallace - Wadmalaw Island, SC

“My deepest and sincere condolences to the family. Mac has always been the same person day to day. I have always remembered his kindness and...Read More »
23 of 32 | Posted by: Brenda B Randolph - SC - Coworker

“Mack, I will forever hold you close to my heart! I have so many memories of having you as my "big brother". I love you so deeply and will miss you...Read More »
24 of 32 | Posted by: VIKKI CRAWFORD - NEW CASTLE, IN

“Shoced and saddened at the community's loss of Mack. He led through great adversity Charleston County to achieve goals and move the County forward.He...Read More »
25 of 32 | Posted by: Roy DeHaven - Charleston, SC

“So very sorry to learn of Mack's passing. He was a great person and a good friend. Rest in Peace. ”
26 of 32 | Posted by: Jean Townsend - Johns Island, SC

“Your kindness and dignity will be remembered always. ”
27 of 32 | Posted by: Darlene Fragale - Charleston, SC

“Where do I start. Maybe the beginning. Mack Canterbury was in 1979 the assistant director of Charleston County Planning. He was the person that hired...Read More »
28 of 32 | Posted by: John Waring - CHARLESTON, SC

“Pat you have my heart prayers&I will always be here for you.Love vivian&children ”
29 of 32 | Posted by: Vivian Hampton - Charleston, SC

“I was devastated to learn of the death of Mack. We both worked for Charleston County Government, that is where I met him. He later became...Read More »
30 of 32 | Posted by: Jean Townsend - Johns Island, SC

“I had the pleasure of working under this administration at the Charleston County Government. He was a pleasant man to work for. He was a great...Read More »
31 of 32 | Posted by: Joyce Gordon - Orangeburge, SC

“I'll miss you forever brother.Love you alwaysYour sister Candy... ”
32 of 32 | Posted by: Candice Canterbury-DeJournett - MI


McRoy "Mack" Canterbury, Jr., 72, of Isle of Palms, South Carolina, husband of Patricia Irene Alexander died Friday, June 9, 2017. His Funeral Service will be held Saturday, June 17, 2017 in Seacoast Church: Mount Pleasant Campus, 750 Long Point Road at 2:00 pm. Interment will follow in Mount Pleasant Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends in the Mount Pleasant Chapel on Friday, June 16, 2017 from 7:00 until 9:00 pm. Arrangements by J. HENRY STUHR, INC. MOUNT PLEASANT CHAPEL.

Mack was born March 18, 1945 in Salt Lake City, Utah, son of the late McRoy Canterbury and the late Laura Jean McDonald Canterbury.

Mr. Canterbury graduated from Michigan State University in 1968, with a Bachelor of Science in Urban Planning. Mr. Canterbury's 37-year career in government service began in regional planning (Tri-County Regional Planning Commission in the state of Michigan, and the Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments in South Carolina), followed by county planning (Charleston County Planning Department), and finally in county administration (Assistant Charleston County Administrator, Deputy County Administrator for Operations, and Chief Deputy County Administrator).

He served as lead administrative official in coordinating Charleston County assistance to Florida and Louisiana during Hurricane Andrew and North Carolina during Hurricane Fran.

Mr. Canterbury retired from Charleston County Government on October 12, 2002 and during a brief retirement, he became Vice Chair of the Charleston County Greenbelt Advisory Committee, and acted as both a member and then Chair of the Isle of Palms Planning Commission. He also volunteered with the Red Cross during the aftermath response to Hurricane Katrina and Wilma.

In July 2006, Mr. Canterbury returned to county government as the Charleston County Administrator and officially retired on January 19, 2009.

He was a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners, Charter Member since 1978, the American Planning Association, The American Society of Public Administrators, Governmental Finance Officers Association and the Low Country EMS Advisory Council Board.

Mack was a NRA licensed hand gun instructor and a licensed ham radio operator. He was an avid sailor, enjoyed fly fishing and playing darts, and had the opportunity to travel cross country twice on his Harley Davidson Motorcycle.

Mr. Canterbury "Mack" was truly a wonderful leader, mentor and friends to so many people. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia Alexander of Isle of Palms, SC; son, Ben Canterbury (Kate) of Greer, SC; step-daughter, Melissa Wells of Mount Pleasant, SC; granddaughter, Riley Canterbury; grandson, Tyler Canterbury; five sisters, Patricia McGuire (Jim) of Palmdale, CA, Candice DeJournett (Billy) of Swartz Creek, MI, Vikki Crawford of New Castle, IN, Mary Watkins (Bobby) of Hideaway, TX, and Maxine Festial (Claude) of Austin, TX; brother, Greg Canterbury (Linda) of Charleston, SC.