CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Former State Representative David Mack III has died.

Mack, 69, represented the 109th district which included portions of Charleston and Dorchester counties. He was first elected to the office in 1996, reelected in 2018, and later left office in 2020.

Mack was a member of the North Charleston branch of the NAACP, served on the board of directors for the South Carolina Coalition for Black Voter Participation, and was a talk show radio host.

“Peggy and I are saddened to learn the loss of former State Representative David Mack III, a remarkable public servant and a true gentleman,” said Governor Henry McMaster. “He demonstrated a genuine kindness to and compassion for all he encountered.”

“For more than two decades, David Mack served his state and his constituents with dignity, grace, and distinction. Our prayers are with his family as they mourn his passing,” said Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg.

“David was a dear friend and has lived a life of service for this great community. We will miss him dearly but will never forget his lasting legacy to our people,” said former Charleston Mayor Joe Riley.

The Lowcountry native graduated from Howard University in 1975.

He leaves behind his wife, Sheryl, and three children, David IV, Brandon, and Daniel.

The family will hold a wake on September 29 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Old Bethel United Methodist Church.

A funeral service is scheduled for Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at Royal Baptist Church Family Life Center.