ALBERT JACKSON MCCARN Sr. MCCARN, ALBERT JACKSON, SR. Jack McCarn, born in Birmingham, AL, January 29, 1924, passed peacefully from this life on October 8, 2012. He joins his wife of 55 years, Dorothy W. McCarn, who preceded him into the Presence of God on January 22, 2004. Mr. McCarn was a veteran of World War II, serving in Italy in 1944-45 with the 744th Bombardment Squadron, 456th Bombardment Group, 15th Air Force. After the war he earned a bachelor's degree from Birmingham Southern College, and a degree in jurisprudence from the Birmingham School of Law. In a remarkable career spanning over 60 years, Mr. McCarn served as one of Alabama's most knowledgeable and respected insurance professionals as a Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) and Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC). Among his many honors, he was named the Alabama Independent Insurance Association's Insuror of the Year in 1994; President, North Alabama Chapter, CPCU; President, Alabama Marketing Association; Most Loyal Gander, Alabama Pond, Honorable Order of Blue Goose; Insurance Women of Birmingham's Boss of the Year in 1975; Insurance Fieldman of the Year; and Birmingham Association of Insurance Women's VIP for 1992. In 1986, Mr. McCarn opened his own business, Reality Insurance Agency, which upon his retirement in 2010 passed to the able care of his daughter, Mickie McCarn Edwards. He is remembered fondly for his service to two generations of Boy Scouts, and as deacon, youth leader, and Sunday school teacher in Baptist churches in Alabama and Florida, most recently at the Raleigh Avenue Baptist Church of Homewood, AL. Mr. McCarn is survived by his wife, Lenora Maude Harrell McCarn, of Homewood, and his children, Mickie and Raymond A. Edwards of Alabaster, Lt. Col. (Ret) Albert Jackson and Charlayne McCarn, Jr., of San Antonio, TX, and Charles Victor and Tammy K. McCarn of Huntsville, AL. He is sorely missed by his grandchildren, Cynthia and Matthew Fields of Hendersonville, TN, Jacquelyn and Lam Le of Pelham, AL, Austin and Daniel McCarn of Huntsville, AL, Rachael Shannon McCarn of Virginia Beach, VA, and Kathryn McCarn of Austin, TX. He is also remembered fondly by his stepsons, Wayne Harrell of Boligee, AL, Barry Harrell of Crane Hill, AL, and Kevin Harrell of Glen Ellyn, IL.
It is with great regret that I have received word that a long time member has passed away. There is an article on AL.Com that can be found here. I have copied the information below.
JACK RAY CROCKETT
1928 – 2017 Obituary Condolences Flowers
Jack Ray Crockett, 89 of Birmingham, passed away on Tuesday, November 07, 2017. Jack grew up in Ft. Worth, TX and attended TCU. After over 40 years, Jack retired from Employer’s Casualty Company out of Dallas, TX. He was an avid golfer, a Bama fan, and very much enjoyed traveling with family. He and his wife, Yvonne lived in both Dallas and Oklahoma City before settling in Birmingham. They are members at Trinity United Methodist Church. Jack could be described as honest, honorable and kind. He will be dearly missed. Mr. Crockett is preceded in death by his son, Randy Foy Crockett; grandson, Jeff Crockett; granddaughter, Christin Crockett; and brother, Jim Crockett. He is survived by his loving wife of 69 years, Yvonne Foy Crockett; sons, Ray Crockett (Karon), Kent Crockett and Keith Crockett; daughter, Kathy Starks (Bob); grandchildren, Carrie Sammons (Joel), Natalie Poole (Langston), John Crockett, Spencer Crockett, Randal Crockett and Manning Edson; great grandchildren, Jonah Sammons, Lucy Sammons, Jeff Poole, Wyatt Crockett, and Bo Crockett. Also left to cherish his memory are many other loved ones and friends. The celebration of Jack’s life will be at 11am on Friday, November 10, 2017 at Southern Heritage Funeral Home, with visitation beginning at 10am.
Published in The Birmingham News on Nov. 8, 2017
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