Family-Placed Death Notice
McCAMISH, Jr., Henry HENRY FRANKLIN MCCAMISH, JR. Henry (Hank) Franklin McCamish, Jr., husband, father, grandfather, insurance executive, entrepreneur and philanthropist, age 84, passed away peacefully in his home on Sunday, June 30, 2013. Fittingly, he had just finished the highlight of his week, watching the Church of the Apostles Sunday service via the internet. He is survived by his wife, Margaret; children, Gordon and Sully Beckham; grandchildren, Gordon, Gwendolyn and Grace; and several nieces and nephews. Mr. McCamish was born and raised in Greenwood, South Carolina, but made Atlanta his home upon graduating from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1950. After an illustrious career of selling life insurance products across multiple markets, he founded several companies to develop, distribute and administer these products in unique and pioneering ways. Mr. McCamish served as a mentor and role model to many of our community's leaders and he always made time to share his experiences with those who sought his advice. His philanthropy, which was, until recently, private and generally anonymous, targeted a wide variety of both traditional and non-traditional charitable endeavors encompassing his passion for his church, children, his alma mater, public policy and wildlife, all guided by his deep and abiding faith. He brought his entrepreneurial spirit to many of the charities he supported and provided them with both the wisdom and resources to overcome the barriers to success that many of them faced. He was a devoted member of the Church of the Apostles where he served on the Board for over 20 years. A private internment will be held at Arlington Cemetery on July 3 with Dr. Michael Youssef officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Church of the Apostles, Leading the Way or the National Parkinson Foundation.
Published by Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Jul. 3, 2013.