By: Johnny Reb
January 7th was a great day to be at the Pit Stop Bar and Billiards in Kinston, NC. Having fun and raising money for Jack Rhue, a very nice guy, was the cause.
Jack is a regular customer at the Pit Stop, and loved by all, which was plain to see by the turn out at his benefit. The customers at the Pit Stop are some of the most generous and giving people you will find, so when Jack was diagnosed with small cell lung cancer, his friends came together and rallied around him.
The owner of the Pit Stop is Joy Bostic. When one of her customers needs help, she is the first to step up and get things done. She decided to have an inside poker hand, and pool tournament.
When I got there the place was jumping. People were having a blast inside and congregating outside at the picnic tables. Ghost Riders MC members DOC and Bubba made BBQ chicken plates. That was some “come to Jesus” food! After eating and washing it down with some ice cold adult beverages, I had a chance to talk to Jack and get to know him.
Jack is a native of Kinston NC, and a Veteran of the 82nd airborne. He served from 1977 to 1980 and is very proud of his service, as are we. After his hitch was up he came back to Kingston and married Wilma Jones and had two children. He and Wilma have been married for 38 years and now have 6 beautiful grandchildren.
Joy decided that 100% of the proceeds for the chicken plates and 50% of the poker hand and pool tournament were going to help Jack fight this battle with cancer.
Great people coming together for a great guy, that is how we roll in Eastern NC, and our friend Joy Bostic is a perfect example of that caring and generosity. Hey Jack, your hair WILL grow back!