American Veteran 09

George Willie McNair Sr.

January 29, 2022

Obituary

Mr. George Willie McNair Sr., (Tax) 72 of Rowland, North Carolina passed away on Saturday January 29,2022 at UNC Health Southeastern in Lumberton, North Carolina.  George was the son of the late Mr. Willie Norman McNair and Mrs. Nellie Jane Bullard McNair. George was born on March 10,1949 in Rowland, North Carolina. He graduated from Southside High School in the class of 1967 and was in the highest percentage of students in excelling.  He was hard to beat in math and also played basketball.  After graduation, he enrolled at Robeson Community College in Lumberton, North Carolina, earning an Associate Degree in electrical engineering. 

George was united in Holy Matrimony with Betty Ann Baker and to this union three children, were born, Rushanna, Joesph, and George, Jr.

Geore was an outgoing person and well versed in current events.  He was drafted into the United States Army in 1969 and served 3 years, before being released from active duty in 1972.  George worked in the textile mills and also was self-employed performing various electrical jobs.  George maintained a relationship with the church through volunteer service with the men's ministry.  George was known in the community as the "Handy Man" and would help everyone who called upon him.  He was an expert in chess, dominoes, and checker games.  He was the champ of all three of those games in Rowland.  Family and friends will miss seeing him riding around town on one of his many bicycles.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, George Willie McNair, Jr., aka "Man", and one sister, Betty Carol McMillan. 

Left with fond memories are two children, Rushanna McNair-Wrigth aka "Shaun" (Carlton) of Winston Salem, North Carolina, and Joesph Willie McNair aka "JW" of Kings Mountain, North Carolina; five grandchildren, one sister, Margaret McNair Smith of Rowland, North Carolina a special friend Karen Siptroth, five nephews; Evan, Andre', Derrick, Robert and Ryan.  Ryan was his close buddy as well as his nephew.  George will be missed by all of his other relatives and friends.

 

 

 

 

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Services

Viewing
Sunday
February 6, 2022

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
New Hope United Methodist Church
210 S. Martin Luther King Street
Rowland, NC 28383

Funeral Service
Sunday
February 6, 2022

2:00 PM
New Hope United Methodist Church
210 S. Martin Luther King Street
Rowland, NC 28383

Interment following funeral service
Sunday
February 6, 2022

Beauty Spot Church Cemetery
273 Beauty Spot Church Road
Rowland, NC 28383

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