Norman Lee "Mac" McFarland, 88, of St. Augustine, made his final flight to eternal rest in heaven on April 9, 2014, at Southlake Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Jacksonville. Born and raised in Clarkton, Mo., Norman served his country in the United States Air Force, during World War II
and the Korean Conflict
. During WWII, he flew 30 missions as an Aerial Gunner on a B-17 Bomber and was the recipient of many awards and commendations. Norman went on to work for many years as an airline mechanic for Eastern Airlines. He was a longtime resident of Miami, Fla., and had been a resident of St. Augustine since 1984. He was a Mason and an active member of Anastasia Baptist Church. Norman had a great affection for his outdoor cats and loved to feed the raccoons around his home. Above all, he was a devoted husband, father and grandfather, and he will be deeply missed.
He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Aleene McFarland, of St. Augustine; a daughter, Sherry Smith, and her husband, David, of St. Augustine; a grandson, David Bryant Smith, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; and a brother, Wayne McFarland of South Bend, Ind.
A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Monday at St. Johns Family Funeral Home with Dr. Walter West & Rev. Ron Moore officiating. Committal services with military honors and interment will follow at Craig Memorial Park. A visitation beginning at 10 a.m., will precede the service. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to Anastasia Baptist Church Building Fund or to Wags & Whiskers Pet Rescue Inc., of St. Augustine.
St. Johns Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.