He was born on June 11, 1936, in Bladen Co., N.C., to Worth and Delia (Edwards) Packer Sr.
He attended Bladenboro High School in Bladenboro, N.C., and was married on Sept. 2, 1956, in Dillon, S.C., to Tibie J. Anderson who survives. He moved to the North Webster area in 1968 from North Carolina but still wintered there. He retired in 2003 from Jomac Industries in Warsaw as a maintenance man after 35 years of service. He was a member of the Syracuse Baptist Church and formerly attended the Bible Christian Church in North Webster.
He is survived by his wife: Tibie Packer, North Webster; two daughters: Mary (Mark) Kiser, North Webster; and Maude (John) McCormick, Milan, Ill.; two sons: Worth (Patty) Packer and Charles (Ginger) Packer, all of North Webster; four grandchildren: Andrew (fiancé, Samantha Lynch) Packer, Adam (Anna) Packer, John Philip McCormick and Maggie McCormick; two sisters: Marilyn Wesseling, North Webster; and Eunice Martin, Kalamazoo, Mich.; two brothers: George T. (Francis) Packer, Morganton, N.C.; and Jerry W. (Donna) Packer, Whitakers, N.C.; two half-sisters: Pat (Warren) Napowasa, Cary, N.C.; and Janice Pait, Florida; and a half-brother: Edward (Jodie) Pait, Raleigh, N.C.
He was preceded by his parents; brother: Earnest Packer; and a sister: Bonnie Finch.
Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19, at Owen Family Funeral Home, SR 13 and CR 500 North, North Webster. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20, at the funeral home with Pastor Merv Swartzentruber of the church officiating. Burial will follow in the Mock Addition of the North Webster Cemetery.
Memorial bequest maybe given to Kosciusko Home Care & Hospice, P.O. Box 1196, Warsaw, IN 46580. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.