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Roy Lamar McAfee

  • Birth 10 Mar 1913 Laurens County, Georgia, USA
  • Death 21 Nov 2003 Dodge City, Ford County, Kansas, USA
  • Burial Mill Creek, Whitfield County, Georgia, USA
  • Memorial ID 28342111

Roy Lamar McAfee was born on March 10, 1913, in Laurens County, Georgia, the youngest child of John Jordan McAfee and his second wife Sarah Emily Ivey McAfee.

He attended Berry High School and Berry College in Rome, GA, where he met his future wife, Mary Frances Babb. Roy and Frances were married at the Dug Gap Baptist Church, Dalton, GA, on May 8, 1937.

They were the loving parents of 5 children: Bob, Jerry, Saralyn, John, and Don.

Roy completed his degree at Georgia State Teachers' College (now Georgia Southern University) in 1940, and taught school for a couple of years before World War II. When the war broke out, he volunteered for a special program with the Army as a civilian radar instructor. He was stationed for several years at Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, where he instructed soldiers in the new science of radar.

After the war, he worked as a technical writer and editor for the Philco Corporation in Philadelphia, PA, and moved his family to the small town of Kirkwood, New Jersey.

After his retirement in 1974, he and Frances returned to Dalton, GA, where they lived until November, 1997. They moved to Franklin, PA, at that time to live with their youngest son, Don, as Frances was terminally ill. After her death in August, 1998, Roy continued to live with his son Don and daughter-in-law Karen until December, 2001, at which time he came to live with me, his daughter, Saralyn, in Dodge City, Kansas.

He lived with my husband and me until his death at the age of 90 on November 21, 2003. He was preceded in death by his youngest grandchild, Robert (Robbie) Hampton Smith, on March 15, 2000.

Roy was buried in the Babb family plot in the Mill Creek Cemetery in Whitfield County, Georgia, next to his beloved wife, Frances.

He was the beloved father of 5 children; the adored grandfather to 12 grandchildren; and the revered great-grandfather to 16 great-grandchildren. All who knew him loved him and respected him, for he was the kindest person any of us had ever known.

PLEASE NOTE: My father's gravesite was originally recorded by Matt Henderson, to whom I am very grateful.

Wedding Anniversary: May 8th

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  • Created by: Saralyn McAfee Smith
  • Added: 17 Jul 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 28342111
  • Saralyn McAfee Smith
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Roy Lamar McAfee (10 Mar 1913–21 Nov 2003), Find A Grave Memorial no. 28342111, citing Mill Creek Cemetery, Mill Creek, Whitfield County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by Saralyn McAfee Smith (contributor 46538086) .