Clarence William âMacâ McCormick, 80, died July 2, 2016, at Cape Fear Medical Center in Fayetteville, NC, with family by his side.
Mac was born November 26, 1935, in Manhattan, Kansas. He enlisted in the U.S. Army immediately after his graduation from Atchison High School in 1953. He served as a medical sergeant in Operation White Star in Laos as well as three combat tours in the Vietnam War. He served with the Armyâs 1st, 5th, 6th 7th and 10th Special Forces Groups, earning his Jumpmaster wings with the 7th SFG. Mac was proud and honored to be a member of the Special Forces but was happiest during his time with the 7th SFG. Mac was honorably discharged as Command Sergeant Major after 27 years of distinguished service and retired to Fayetteville. An avid golfer, Mac was a fixture at the Stryker Golf Course at Ft. Bragg and the Cypress Lakes Golf Course in Hope Mills. He also had a great passion for politics and enjoyed debating issues of the day.
Mac is survived by his son Mike (Robin) of Bradenton, FL.; son Charlie (Mary) of Fayetteville; son Stevie of Fayetteville; daughter Carol (Rick) Pace of Evansville, IN.; sisters Judy (Maurice) McCoy of Carthage, MO, and Mary (Don) Lytle of Omaha, NE; brother Don (Claudia) Atkinson of Blue Rapids, KS; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews; and his beloved dog, Daisy.
Mac was preceded in death by his devoted wife, Doris; his parents, Harold and Lenora McCormick; his brother Jack Knot and sister Norma Dial.
Funeral services will be held Friday, July 15, 2016, at 12:30 p.m. at Sullivan's Highland Funeral Service & Crematory in Fayetteville with Rev. Archie Barringer officiating. Burial will follow in Sandhills State Veterans Cemetery on Murchison Road. The family will receive friends Friday, July 15, 2016, from 10:30 until service time at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Special Forces Association of Fayetteville.
Services are entrusted to Sullivan's Highland Funeral Service & Crematory, Inc.
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