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.