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Horace Linwood Macon, Sr. – Wake Forest Obituary

Horace Linwood Macon, Sr.

Nov 11, 1927 – Feb 14, 2017


Horace Linwood Macon, 89 of Wake Forest, NC passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 12, 2017 at Durham VA Medical Center surrounded by his family. He was born just prior to the great depression to Edwin Grady Macon (Sr) and Letha Viola Smith Macon. He graduated from Wake Forest High School and attended one year at Wake Forest College (then in Wake Forest). At 18 he enlisted in the Army Air Corp. After serving a three year tour he farmed for one year and then reenlisted in the US Air Force. Shortly thereafter he was sent to Japan on occupation duty. The Korean War began a few months later and he was sent there for 14 months of combat duty where he was awarded several medals and awards. During his service of 6 ½ years he received numerous medals including the American Theater, WW II Victory, Good Conduct, Asiatic Pacific Theater, Japanese Occupation, Korean Service with 3 battle stars, Army Commendation with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, American Presidential Unit Citation, 2 Korean Presidential Unit Citations, and in 2000 received a letter and Korean Presidential Medal from the President of South Korea. He left the Air Force as a Technical Sergeant in 1953. He married Patsy M. Mayfield of Anderson, SC in 1954. He is survived by his wife Patsy; children: Melody M Allen (Luke), Robin M Whitt (Mitch), Horace Macon, Jr (Amy); grandchildren: K. Sean Finch (Jen Vieceli), Jennifer Ball (Mitch), Sean Allen, Genevieve Dasher (Jimmy), Nicholas Macon, Emily Macon; great-grandchildren: Carson Ball, Shilo Carter, Mason Ball; brothers: John Macon, Quinten Macon (Sara), Grady Macon (Joyce), George Macon (Barbara); sister, Catherine Darr. He is preceded in death by his grandson Garrett Whitt; twin sister, Doris Glenwood Macon; brother, E.G. Macon Jr. He was a member of Woodland Baptist Church and a Life member of Wake Forest (Masonic) Lodge 282 AF & AM

Memorial service information will be forthcoming.

Memorial contributions can be made to Woodland Baptist Church Building Fund 190 Woodland Church Road Wake Forest, NC 27587.

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