Jack Lawrence McMichael

Born: Mon., May 24, 1948
Died: Sat., Dec. 29, 2012

- Service details not available -

Print Obituary   Home Page All Obituaries


Jack Lawrence “Larry” McMichael, age 64, of Greensboro, Ga., died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, at The Medical Center of Central Georgia in Macon. He was born in Porterdale, on May 24, 1948, to the late William Robert “Bill” McMichael and Lucille Kitchens McMichael. Larry grew up in Covington, graduating from Newton County High School in 1966. He was the first member of his family to graduate college, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in pharmacy from The University of Georgia. The November after graduation, he was drafted and served his country honorably in the United States Army for two years. On June 25, 1977, Larry married the former Melanie Ann Carey of Oglethorpe County at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Athens. They moved to Washington, Ga., where Larry owned and operated McMichael Drug Company for 29 years and raised two sons. He was twice elected to serve on the Washington City Council. He also served as president of the Washington Wilkes Jaycees and Washington Wilkes Country Club, where he was a long-standing member and where he taught his sons the great game they all shared. He was also a former board member of First Union Bank in Washington. Larry was a devoted member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Washington. After moving to Lake Oconee eight years ago, he joined Christ Our King and Savior Catholic Church. When not working, he enjoyed spending time with his wife and family, boating on Lake Oconee, and spoiling his dog, Mackie. He is survived by his wife, Melanie McMichael, of Greensboro; oldest son Joseph Alexander McMichael and wife Lilia of Eatonton; youngest son William Pate McMichael and wife Marlene Roldán of Eatonton; grandson Jack Serge McMichael; sisters Kitty Hudalla of Alpharetta and Cheryl Robinson and husband Doug of Cumming; brother, Willie McMichael; beloved dog, Mackie McMichael; a multitude of other devoted relatives and dear friends in Covington, Washington, and across the state. A Mass will be held Wed., Jan. 2, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Christ Our King and Savior Catholic Church, 6341 Lake Oconee Parkway, Greensboro, Ga., 30642, with Very Reverend G. Philip Ryan, V.F. and Father Jimmy Adams officiating. After the service, the family will receive friends at a reception at their home, 1220 Armor Point, Reynolds Landing, Greensboro. The family requests that any memorials be made to St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 1015 North By-Pass West, Washington, Ga., 30673, or Christ Our King and Savior Catholic Church, 6341 Lake Oconee Parkway, Greensboro, Ga., 30642. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, Ga., (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at www.mccommonsfuneralhome.com to sign the online guest register.

Click to send flowers using our local area florist
Free delivery to our funeral home & save on wire fees
View/Sign the Guest Book

Click the button to generate a printable document containing all condolences submitted

Condolence Booklet

Jennifer & Steve
   Posted Mon December 31, 2012
Mellie, I know your heart is broken, but We continue to pray for peace and strength for the entire family. Larry was loved by all and such a sweet, sweet person. I pray God's Blessings for you and All the Family members. I Love Each of You, Jennifer

Beth McAvoy Jackson
   Posted Mon December 31, 2012
Melanie, Alex, Pate and family - Words fail me when I try to think of something to let you know how sorry I am and how much I want to comfort you. May God's grace comfort you during this time and may you always remember that Maura and I are keeping you in our prayers. We love you. God bless you all.

Christy and Reggie Jackson
   Posted Mon December 31, 2012
Melanie and Family, We were so saddened and shocked to hear of Larry's passing. May you and your family find comfort in knowing that he is at peace now, with our Heavenly Father, and may your memories help to fill the void left behind. Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers. With love and heartfelt sympathy, Christy and Reggie

Nancy Nuhfer
   Posted Tue January 01, 2013
My sympathies Melanie to you and your children.

Marcia and Jack Delany
   Posted Tue January 01, 2013
Melanie We were so saddened to hear of Larry's passing and want you to know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Marcia and Jack

Winnie Martin
   Posted Tue January 01, 2013
Melanie, Alex, Pate & Family - Know that you'll are in my thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time.

Rudy and Claire Brooks
   Posted Wed January 02, 2013
Melanie, Alex, Pate and family, We are so so sorry for your loss of Larry. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Rudy and Claire

Eddie and Susan Drinkard
   Posted Fri January 04, 2013
Melanie, we were so sorry to learn of Larry's passing. Please know you, the boys all the family are in our prayers. May God's mercy and grace be upon you. With our deepest sympathy, Eddie and Susan

Ashley Miller
   Posted Sat January 05, 2013
To the entire family of Larry Mcmichael, I want you all to know you have all been in my thoughts and prayers as soon as I heard this very sad news.I worked with Larry for a few years at the very end of his career with owning his own buisness in town.And he taught me alot about pharmacy.He was a very big-hearted man that absolutley loved his family. That is ALL he talked about.He was very, very proud of you all. Hang in there. May God bring you strength and comfort at this time. With Love, Ashley Miller

Dinah (George) Herring
   Posted Sun January 06, 2013
Cheryl, I am so sorry to hear about Larry's death.I remember him as your cute & funny "kid brother" who was always happy. Please know my thoughts & prayers are with you all at this time. Please call me, I've just moved back to Covington, when you have a minute. Love, Dinah

Gina Broome
   Posted Thu January 10, 2013
Melanie, Just heard about Larry. So very sorry. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. If there is anything we can do, please let us know.