Chaplain Harry Franklin MacCall III, U.S. Navy, Retired, age 86 of Southern Pines, died on Saturday, November 30, 2019 at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on May 10, 1933 in Orange, New Jersey to the late Harry, Jr. and Beulah MacCall.
He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Mary Lou; children, Harry IV of Florida, David and wife Luann of North Carolina, Lynda of Alabama, Steven also of Alabama, Bruce and wife Lynne of Virginia and Douglas and wife Tara also of Virginia; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; brother, Bruce Leonard MacCall of Virginia.
Harry Earned a B.A. degree in Political Science from Maryville College, a B.D. from Louisville Presbyterian Seminary and a T.H.M. from Princeton Theological Seminary. He proudly served his country as a Chaplain in the U.S. Navy for 30 years. He had many interesting tours of duty including several tours with the Marines, two at Quantico and one year in Vietnam. One of the most interesting times was a three year tour in London, where he was the senior Chaplain in Europe. During that time he was invited to preach in St. Paul’s Cathedral for the American Thanksgiving Service (about 2,000 people). Harry was an avid tennis player and enjoyed playing at the Embassy with the Ambassador and other interesting guests. He never met a stranger and lived a full life making friends in all corners of the world and he loved telling stories.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, January 24, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Brownson Presbyterian Church in Southern Pines. A Graveside Service will follow at 2:30 p.m. at Union Presbyterian Church Cemetery with full Military Honors. The church is located across the road from Union Pines High School in Carthage.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations to the Southern Pines Volunteer Fire/Rescue Association, 500 West Pennsylvania Ave., Southern Pines, NC 28387 or Patriot Foundation, P O Box 5069, Pinehurst, NC 28374 or visit Patriot Foundation.com.
Condolences may be sent to www.coxmemorialfuneralhome.com.
The family has entrusted service to Cox Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Vass.