FRANKLIN, Tenn. - Homer Charles McNamara, Jr., age 92, passed peacefully at his home in Franklin, TN on August 6, 2015 surrounded by his family. Mac, as he was known to his family and friends, was born in Greenville, TX on June 8, 1923. He was preceded in death by his parents, Marjorie and Homer and his first wife, Vertice. Mac enlisted in the army in 1942 and was commissioned to active service in 1943. He served our country fighting in WWII and the Korean War earning numerous medals including the Purple Heart, Korean Service Medal, two Army of Occupation medals, the Bronze Star and the Silver Star. Mr. McNamara was a prisoner of war in Germany during WWII for ten months. He was honorably discharged in 1958 with the military rank of Captain. Mr. McNamara graduated from Mississippi State and moved to Atlanta, GA . He retired from Fulton Federal Savings and Loan as a vice-president and loan officer after working there for over 20 years. Mac is survived by his loving wife Ann of 42 years, his son Michael (and his wife LeAnn) of Perry Hall, MD his three step-children, Don Giddens Jr. of Franklin, TN; Karen Kelly (and her husband Paul) of Jonesboro, GA; Kimberly Willingham (and her husband Harold) of Franklin, TN and nine grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister, Marjorie Lou Davis of Grenada, MS. Mac's funeral services with full military honors will be held at Arlington Memorial Park in Sandy Springs, GA on Sunday August 9, 2015 at 1:30 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Wounded Warrior Project in memory of Mac.
Arlington Memorial Park
201 Mt Vernon Hwy NW
Sandy Springs, GA 30328
Published in The Augusta Chronicle on Aug. 9, 2015