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.
The next Blue Goose meeting will be held at the Cajun Restaurant in Vestavia Hills starting at 5:00 P.M. for officers and 5:30 P.M. for members. Come and have some fun, food, and beverages and help kick off 2018 with new members. Please bring a friend or recruit.
Our Topic of discussion will be elections of the new officers and initiation of several new goslings. The initiation will be at the next meeting May 8th.
Officers election: If you would like hold office, please let us know as soon as possible . We will have a list of officers that will be recommended by our Alabama pond. The officer elect roles should be in good standing with the Pond and Grand Nest. The individual undertaking the duties of an officer role should be able to do this continually for 2-3 years minimum.
We ask that you bring a new recruit and friend so that we may continue to grow.
Support Three Hots and a Cot by bringing food, clothing, gift cards and books. I will take the donations to the Veterans on Friday. Please do all you can.
Please bring new recruits and a friend.
Most Loyal Gander
Supervisor of the Flock
Custodian of the Gosslings
Guardian of the Pond
Keeper of the Alabama Pond Media
Permanent Wielder Keeper of Golden Egg
Past Most Loyal Gander
Charities: Open Three members.
Johnie Munn, Mark Lee, Sunny Cashion.
Meets the second Tuesday of each month at 5:30 PM at Cajun Restaurant in Vestavia Hills on Rocky Ridge Road.