Jackie Vernon Hussey

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Jackie Vernon Hussey “Coach”, 82, of Southern Pines, passed away Monday, September 19, 2022.

Jack was born in Moore County to the late James Clyde and Lucille Moore Hussey.  He grew up in the Robbins community, where he attended Westmoore and Elise High School.  After graduation he attended Presbyterian Junior College and graduated from Atlantic Christian College, now Barton College, playing basketball at both colleges.

Jack was an avid sports fan, he loved teaching and coaching football, baseball and basketball.  His career took him to Carthage High School, North Moore High School, Pinehurst Middle School, Southern Pines Middle School (where he met his wife, Marguerite) and Southview Junior High.  He impacted the lives of many students and athletics at each of these schools.  He retired in 1994, continuing his sports interest by refereeing and umpiring for the Southeastern Athletic Association (Fayetteville) and Mid State Association (Asheboro).

Jack was inspired by his good friend, Larry Marker, to participate in the Senior Games, which he grew to love for 23 years.  He attended National Games in Tucson, Orlando, Louisville and Virginia Beach.  He was honored to carry the torch in Greenville at the State Games.

Jack still made time for family, involving himself with special vacations and adventures with his children and his beloved grandchildren, whom he adored.  He truly loved being a grandfather, watching the children grow up.  He even shared his joy of working at the Southern Pines United Methodist Church food pantry with his grandchildren.

Of course, he loved sports!  North Carolina State was #1 in his heart.  Jack and Marguerite enjoyed great trips to many games and going to Alaska and Hawaii with NC State fans.  

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by grandparents:  Levi and Aggie Maness Hussey, Henry and Vandy Hussey Moore; sister Peggy Joyce Hussey; and many very dear aunts, uncles and cousins.

Jack is survived by his wife:  Marguerite Kurtz Hussey; her loving daughters: Jackie Kenworthy Enlund, Tracey Kenworthy Turner (Rick); grandchildren: Jordan, Dylan, Brandon, Hunter; uncle: Grady Hussey (who was like a Big brother to Jack); brothers in law: Howard Kurtz (Sue), Frank Kurtz; many dear cousins.

A Celebration of Life Service will be 1:00 PM, Monday September 26, 2022 at Southern Pines United Methodist Church, with Reverend Tommy Sweeley and Pastor Elias Ballew officiating.  Burial will follow at Smyrna United Methodist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 PM, Sunday September 25, 2022 at Kennedy Funeral Home.

The family would appreciate, for everyone’s safety, that masks be worn when attending all services.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Southern Pines United Methodist Church Food Pantry, Smyrna United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, Disabled American Veterans, Alzheimer’s Association or First health Hospice.

Condolences online at pinesfunerals.com



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  1. He was a coach. I however had him for a history teacher. He was a good teacher. I didn’t see him much after I graduated. But he was always friendly whenever I did see him. Prayers for his family!!!

  2. Jackie was a great friend and like a brother to me and my siblings. Cherish fond memories of his kindness and generosity
    to those in need. We had many fun conversations over UNC vs. NCSU games! He loved his Wolfpack!!
    Prayers to Marguerite and family. RIP Coach!

    Gerry Garner

  3. Jackie was my basketball coach when North Moore consolidated in 1965. My brother John and I have great memories from those 4 years. He will be missed.

  4. Coach Hussey was a hardworking coach and teacher who used interactions with his students for life lessons for who he came into contact with on the court, on the field or in the classroom. Of high school influences, Coach Hussey stands out as one of my most important. You will be missed Coach.

  5. You will be missed by many, from North Moore…you were a great coach and friend to all your students..Prayers for your family, that God give them comfort through your passing and years to come..May you RIP Mr Jackie Hussey….

  6. So sorry for your loss. HE was a great friend and coach to my dear deceased husband Roy Phillips who loved all sports.i hope he met him once again at heaven’s gate.Roy spoke of his kindness to him always giving him rides home.Prayers and love to his dear family.

  7. Coach was my first coach and history teacher at North Moore. He helped so many in various ways, always from behind the scenes. He always encouraged me that I could achieve much in life by continuing to work hard. When I was at Sandhills he always made sure I had games to referee and umpire. Thanks to his encouragement I graduated college and had a great life. Rest in. Piece my friend. North Moore Class of 69

  8. Jack was a great Man,Coach, Teach, Friend and Father figure to many. He will be remembered for his love and kindness to all! Thanks for all the fun and memories Coach! Till we meet again! Prayers and love to his family!

  9. We will never forget Coach Hussey! Some of our fondest memories of North Moore High School involve him!!! I’m sure that mischievous smile is bright in Heaven today!! We will see you again Coach!!! Prayers for all of the family!
    Sandy and Farrell

  10. We met Jack in 1965 when we were seniors at Elise High in Robbins and he was our basketball coach. He was everyone’s favorite due to his quick wit good looks and professional status. He was a bowling buddy of my soon to be husband from Carthage. He will surely be missed. Our deepest sympathy to his family. Arles and Bradie Taylor Carthage NC

  11. We met Jack and his wife while traveling with the N.C. State Wolfpack Club to away football games.
    We are formerly of Southern Pines, N.C. and Kinston, N.C. now living in Rockingham, N.C.
    Jack was a great guy and loved his sports.

  12. Rest In Peace Coach Hussey! Always an encouragement and advocate for all students. He cared! Was a great friend and teacher! He leaves behind a legacy for those who knew him.

  13. Have fond memories of Coach Hussey from my years at North Moore High School, ran into him several years ago when he was refereeing my grandsons football game in Aberdeen and he remembered me, made me feel good that he did. Prayers for the family, Paula Garner Lineberry Class of 1973

  14. Marguerite and family,
    Kim and I are grieved for you all in the loss of our friend, Jack. A man’s man with great integrity and concern for all he met. His friendship and encouragement will be forever ingrained deep in our hearts. May God cradle you all in His loving arms in your grief and in the days to come. We love you. Kim and Bruce Williams

  15. Marguerite and family,
    Our prayers are with you all at this time. Being neighbors, I always enjoyed talking sports with Jack interrupting him doing his yard work just to get his take on the Red Sox, his beloved NC State or our local football teams. I will miss that. He is now with the Lord, no more suffering, just love and grace. 🙏🏻

  16. My sincere condolences to Coach’s family. He was a wonderful teacher and an even better coach! Fond memories of him from my years at North Moore. RIP Coach

  17. So blessed to have Coach in my life and our community, so many memories with him and times he shared about my Dad, Uncle and others that represent our community and its history…….May God comfort the family till we are all called home…thanks coach for everything, RIP!!!

  18. I was privileged to know Coach Hussey while at North Moore High School! He was truly a sincere man who loved North Moore and it’s students. Prayers for the family during this time of loss in your lives.
    Patricia Garner Mabe-NM Class of 73

  19. Our deepest sympathies to you, Marguerite and your family. We are so sorry to learn of your loss. Peace and love, John Stanley

  20. Coach Hussey was well respected by so many in our area. I was privileged to have had him as a coach, teacher, teammate and friend. I remember his 25-1 team back in 1972 and the last time we talked several years ago, I remember our discussion about them and other talented teams that he coached. He umpired many of our High School baseball games when I coached at Eastern Randolph and we would be talking and they would ask us , “Are you two ready for us to play again?”. Many fond memories on the softball field back in the years as well. Coach Hussey will always be fondly remembered by so many. Prayers for the whole family during this sad time.

  21. I had the pleasure of working with Jack at Southern Pines Middle and was saddened to see his obituary. He will surely be missed. My prayers & sympathy to the family and friends.

  22. Coach Hussey was such a great person. My first memories of him are at the Woodmen pool where he taught swim lessons.
    Years later he was my Health & PE teacher. I remember watching TV when big games were going on during school hours. He loved his sports.
    Last time i talked to him he was coaching middle school softball. He was always kind and it was always good to see him.
    Prayers for the family.

  23. It was a pleasure knowing and having Coach Hussey as a History teacher at North Moore High School in the late 60’s. Last time I saw and spoke with him was at our 1969 Class Reunion in 1979 when I came up from Alabama for our reunion. The same wonderful Coach Hussey all us students loved and respected. Love ya, Coach.
    Mona Heath Kirkland, former student at N.M.H.S 1965-1969

  24. Heartfelt condolences to the Hussey family in your loss of Coach Jack Hussey, who coached our girls’ basketball team at Carthage High School for several years before consolidation in 1965. I remember him well with his sense of humor and quick wit, along with his tough but easy going coaching style and teaching. He will be missed!

  25. Hello Marguerite and Family,
    I apologize for posting this so late because I had no idea that Jackie had passed away until I learned of it recently. I remember Jackie from when I was growing up and I always liked and respected him and appreciated how he treated me well. He and my Dad were friends and they played a lot of Men’s Softball together. I’m so sorry to hear of his passing and you all are in my thoughts and prayers. May God bless you all.

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