Charles Mccormick

Charles Mccormick

Mr. Charles Stanley McCormick, age 92, of Buford, GA passed away on Friday, July 20, 2012. He was preceded in death by his wife of sixty-six years, Clara Grace Fox McCormick; and son, David W. McCormick of Suwanee, GA. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Craig and Tara McCormick, Schaumburg, Il; daughter-in-law, Sandi McCormick, Suwanee, GA; daughter and son-in-law, Anne and Mark Smith, Fort Worth, TX; grandchildren, Matthew McCormick, Michael McCormick, Daniel McCormick, Bethany Bassett, Zachary Smith, Jesse Smith, Josiah Smith, Melody Smith, Benjamin Smith, Nathan Smith, and Caleb Smith; seven great-granddaughters; one great grandson; sister and brother-in-law Cara L and Jim Foster, Postville, IO; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Mr. McCormick was born July 16, 1920 in Holland, MO the seventh of twelve children in a farm family. Following graduation from Holland High School with honors, he attended the University of Missouri-Rolla and graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering in January 1943. After a short period of work in St. Louis, MO, on military aircraft production, Mr. McCormick entered active U. S. Navy service in April 1944, saw stateside duty, and rose to the rank of Lieutenant Junior Grade until his honorable discharge in April 1946. Following his Navy service, Mr. McCormick was employed by McDonnell aircraft in St. Louis, MO, as an engineering draftsman/designer. After several intermediate promotions, he became a supervisor of Flight Test Data Systems Engineering, continuing in this same type of assignment with increasing responsibility for a total of 37 ½ years. Prior to his retirement in January 1983, he had assignments on most of McDonnell’s military aircraft, the DC10, and on the Mercury and Gemini space programs. Mr. McCormick was long-time member of First Baptist Church of Ferguson, MO; where he served in various capacities, including men’s class teacher, trustee, Benevolence Committee member, Minister of Music Search committee member, and usher. Following his retirement, he was the founder and joint coordinator of the Minor Home Services ministry, providing practical support for those in need. He was devoted to his wife and family and instilled in them the importance of faith, hard work, education, perseverance and thrift. Funeral service will be held on Sunday, July 22, 2012 at 4:30 p.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Rev. Bobby Linkous officiating. Interment will be Tuesday, July 24 at 11:30 a.m. at the Georgia National Cemetery in Canton, GA with military honors. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday, from 3:00 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. To express condolences, please sign our online guest book at HYPERLINK “http://www.flaniganfuneralhome.com” www.flaniganfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford, GA, 770-932-1133.