Jack Cline

Born in Smithsburg, MD on March 17, 1932

Departed on August 2, 2018 and resided in Hendersonville, TN

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Jack Cline, age 86, of Hendersonville passed away peacefully Thursday, August 02, 2018.  He was born March 17, 1932 in Smithsburg, Maryland to the late Harry and Anna (South) Cline.  He moved to Orlando, Florida in 1959 where he lived most of his adult life.  In 2015, he moved to Hendersonville, Tennessee.

Jack was an educated man graduating from Frostburg State College and going on to earn a master’s degree in Mathematics from the University of Maryland.  He served his country in the Air Force before joining Martin Marietta in 1959 as one of their original computer programmers.  He spent 33 years at Martin rising to the position of Vice President of Data Systems until his retirement in 1992.

Jack is remembered by his family and friends as a caring, empathetic, and funny man who was a mentor to so many and was always ready with the next practical joke.

Jack is preceded in death by his sister, Audrey Kipe and his wife, Shirley Holloway.

He is survived by his first wife of 33 years, Carol Cline; children, Connie Cline Hudgins (Doug), Scott Cline (Sheila), Todd Cline (Shannon) and Shannon Washburn (Rob); Ten Grandchildren, Brandi, Jason and Chelsea Berghorn; Nate Hudgins; Haley, Kendall and Harrison Cline; Stephanie, Austin and Brandon Washburn; nieces, nephews and step-children.

A celebration of life memorial service will be held at a later date.  The family has set up a Jack Cline tribute page through the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s research.  If compelled to make a charitable donation in memory of Jack, please go to


26 Comments to Jack Cline

  1. Barbara. Damron
    August 6, 2018 11:20 pm

    Connie. Prayers & blessings for your entire family. In the loss of your father . I trust he was not in pain at the endvvmay God be with all if you at this sad time in your life

  2. Carlos Mendez
    August 7, 2018 1:09 pm

    My deepest condolences to your family Scotty.

    Sending our deepest thoughts and looking forward to see you.

    Carlos Méndez-Hernández

    • Ximena Nina
      August 7, 2018 4:06 pm

      Scott I keep you and your family in my prayers.

      I am sorry for your lost.

      Ximena Nina

    • Ricky
      August 7, 2018 4:12 pm

      I am really sorry for you loss Scott 🙁

      For what you have shared with me about your dad I know he was an outstanding man, and it seems that he has left us too soon.

      I remember long ago you shared with me that he taught you to dress “not for the job you have, but for the one you want to have”. I myself used your dad’s advice and in the same way he had an influence in me without knowing, I am sure he had a positive influenced many, many people.

      Please extend my sympathy to the rest of your family.

    • Paul Robotham
      August 8, 2018 8:01 am

      Very sorry for your loss Scott. My condolences to you and your family.


    • Susana
      August 8, 2018 3:15 pm

      Dear Scott,

      Sorry to hear about your loss. My condolences to you and your family.

    • Margarita Ruiz
      August 16, 2018 9:02 am

      Dear Scott. My sincere condolences to you and your family.

      Margarita Ruiz

  3. Cynthia Turner/ Oracle
    August 8, 2018 11:25 am

    My sincere condolences to you and your family.

  4. mina
    August 8, 2018 11:55 am

    Sorry about your loss.
    I remember your photo with dad in screensaver, as well as the story about his life as a manger in Martin.

  5. Maira Nakamura
    August 8, 2018 12:08 pm

    Dear Scott,
    I am deeply sorry for your loss. My condolences to you and your family.

  6. Tina Jubbal
    August 8, 2018 12:15 pm

    Dear Scott,

    Sorry to hear about your loss. My condolences to you and your family.

  7. Andrea Zurita - Oracle
    August 8, 2018 6:51 pm


    I’m so sorry about your loss. My deepest condolences to you and your family .May God fill your hearts with strength during these hard times.

  8. Mike Murray
    August 14, 2018 1:06 pm

    Jack Cline was an extremely special man. In my battle with Parkison’s, he always had a way of cheering me up. A hard-nosed, very successful manager Jack had a heart of gold. This world was a better place with him in it. I will miss him terribly, but I need to remember a quote from Dr. Seuss. “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” It’s difficult, but I’m smiling.

  9. Gary Dashnaw
    August 14, 2018 2:46 pm

    Mr. Cline was an Outstanding/Tough Boss and a very Good Friend. I will miss His calls wishing me a Happy Birthday every year since He retired and I will miss calling Him on St. Patty’s Day for His Birthday.

    I pray that Jack will rest in Peace Now.

  10. Art Shaw
    August 14, 2018 10:13 pm

    Jack was a tough but fair boss. He always had time for you and always knew what you were involved with at work. I miss his smile and his jokes. God bless you Jack, and thanks for your caring over the years at Martin. And my best wishes to his family at this difficult time

  11. Joe Scott
    August 14, 2018 10:13 pm

    Jack was a strong manager and a good man. He had a lot of friends and helped many people.Although I only worked with Jack for a few years, I was impressed with his effect on people and the results for which he was responsible.

    I wish his family the best in this difficult time and remember, he made a positive impact on those who knew him.

  12. Donald Barnhart
    August 15, 2018 11:08 am

    I was fortunate to have worked with Jack during my 33 years with the company. He could always depended upon and was a good contributor to get the job done. He leaves a legacy that is long remembered and was instrumental on building future generations of the corporation.

  13. Pat Cline
    August 15, 2018 9:31 pm

    Jack was a wonderful man. I am grateful for the 23 years we shared. He had a great heart, a wonderful sense of humor, and deep love of family. He was a big influence in my life.

  14. Bob Rawa and Erma
    August 16, 2018 12:46 pm

    What a great guy! As the aerospace interface. I knew if I got in trouble or needed help Jack was always there to hold my back up. I think all of us at his conference meetings were amazed at how he could come in, sit in his seat and not say a word because all we could see was Jack”s eyes above the table. He knew someone in the room had again lowered his seat, But bless him Jack the joker would not let us have the last laugh. Areally great guy and BOSS!

  15. Scott Cline
    September 25, 2018 10:14 am

    Dad you are still truly missed. I will be forever grateful of all the adventures we had all over the US and Canada and the many memories that I still can think of everyday. I miss you everyday and will until the day I see you again. Thanks for always being there for me and listening. Love you.

  16. bob hines
    October 22, 2018 6:03 pm

    jack was agreat friend. we went thru a lot togeather both joined the company 2july 1956 and had been close friends for sixty years. had a great sense of humor i know connie, todd, scott, and shannon will have a hard time but are lucky to have had a special dad. bob hines

  17. Patricia Cline
    July 16, 2019 4:04 pm

    It’s been nearly a year since your passing Jack. Not a day goes by that I don’t miss you. I hope your soul is feeling all the comforts in Heaven with your loved ones that you deserve. My heart aches. Love always, Pat Cline

  18. Scott Cline
    September 22, 2019 9:12 pm

    Just another day I was missing you Dad. Love you.

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