MAYBANK, SR., John Entered into eternal rest on the morning of February 1, 2007, John Frampton Jack Maybank, Sr., husband of Helen Silcox Maybank. Residence, Charleston, SC. The relatives and friends of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Maybank, Sr. are invited to attend the funeral services of the former in St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, Saturday, February 3, 2007, at two o’clock. Interment, Magnolia Cemetery. Friends may call Friday at the residence, 56 Meeting Street, between five and seven o’clock. Jack Maybank was born May 16, 1942 in Charleston, SC, the son of Jack Maybank and Lavinia Huguenin Carson, the first born of the Maybank triplets. Mr. Maybank, a cornerstone of innovation and a visionary leader in the growth of U.S. marine transportation graduated from Baylor High School in Chattanooga, Tennessee in 1961 and The Citadel in 1965. He began his maritime career on the Charleston waterfront as a checker, stevedore superintendent, and ship’s agent. In 1972 he joined Southeastern Maritime Company in Savannah as Vice President of Sales and rose to become President of this major ship agency, stevedore, and terminal operation. In 1981 he pursued interests in real estate and marine terminal activities until 1983 when he was appointed President of Smith & Kelly Company, a large forwarding and stevedoring company. As the commercial maritime sector became increasingly more regionalized during the mid 1980’s Mr. Maybank developed his own shipping line; Maybank Shipping Company was founded in 1988 and has become a successful steamship line in the Caribbean and Latin America. With operations in Charleston, Mobile and beyond, Jack Maybank became well known and respected throughout the maritime community for his decades of service and support of the U.S. Merchant Marine. He assumed a leadership role in the maritime industry’s involvement in homeland security as a charter member of U.S. Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism and was cited by the U.S. Coast Guard for his innovative solutions. After U.S. law was changed to allow agricultural commodities to be exported to Cuba, in July 2003 Jack Maybank’s barge Helen III became the first vessel to carry cargo under a U.S. flag and with a U.S. crew to Cuba in over 42 years. Maybank Shipping Company was selected as the South Carolina World Trade Center International Trader of the Year in 2003 for this stunning achievement. In 2004 Jack Maybank coordinated the South Carolina Trade Delegation visit to Cuba which obtained a commitment to purchase $10 million of agricultural goods from the state, an unprecedented accomplishment which was recognized by a Resolution of the General Assembly for his distinguished service. In 2006 he was awarded the Merchant Marine Medal for Outstanding Achievement by the U.S. Maritime Administration for over forty years of dedicated and honorable service to the United States maritime industry. In February 2007, the Maritime Association of the Port of Charleston presented Jack Maybank its highest honor, the Christopher Gadsden Award for his significant contribution to transportation, trade, and seaport operations at the local, national, and international levels. Jack is survived by his wife, Helen Silcox Maybank, his four children: daughter, Walker Maybank Buxton (and her husband John Edward Buxton), son Roy Pearce Maybank (and his wife Amanda Rajsich), daughter Mary Maybank Fabian (and her husband Turner Fabian), son Jack F. Maybank, Jr., and seven grandchildren: Walker Maybank Buxton, John Edward Buxton, Jr., Ellison Pearce Buxton, Robert Roy Pearce Maybank, Lavinia Huguenin Maybank, Charles Turner Fabian, III, and Helen Maybank Fabian.. Donations may be made to MAPCHA-Maritime Association of the Port of Charleston, Attn: Jack F. Maybank International Shipping Scholarship, C/O P.O. Box 494, Charleston, SC 29402. Arrangements by J. HENRY STUHR, INC., DOWNTOWN CHAPEL. Visit our guestbook at www.charleston.net/deaths.
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