In Loving Memory

John A. “Mac” McRae, d. Jan. 28, 2018



In Loving Memory

February 2, 1926 – January 28, 2018




Daphne, AL

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our Father and Grandfather and with great joy that we celebrate his life.  John was a member of the Greatest Generation, serving in WWII in the Army. After the war, he embarked on a 40 year career with the R.T. French Co. and continued working in sales, and managing his own landscape business for many years.  He was a longtime active parishioner of Christ The King Catholic Church in Daphne where he was an usher. He had a zest for life and a great sense of humor.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John A. and Bertie Jordan McRae; sister, Lucille M. Huggins; wife, Martha Nichols and son, John A. McRae, Jr. 

He is survived by his children, Catherine Anne Beck (William), Rose Denise McRae, Lavelle M. Copper and Keith B. McRae (Michele).  He is also survived by his grandchildren, Brittany D. Jones, Dennis G. Jones, W. Connor Beck, Chandler L. Beck, Megan A. McRae and Mason J. McRae.  He also had many special friends including Pandora Heathcoe, Walter F. Moore and his Chick-Fil-A Veteran buddies, to which his family are forever grateful for all of your kindness over the years. 

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held in honor of our Father on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.  The family will receive friends from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. in the church. Inurnment will follow at Jubilee Memorial Gardens in Daphne.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Christ The King Catholic Church, 711 College Avenue, Daphne, AL 36526.  Expressions of condolence for the family may be made at  Arrangements are by Hughes Funeral Home of Daphne, AL.



  1. Diane Summerlin

    Mr.John was one of the kindest men I had the pleasure of meeting. Every Monday,Wednesday & Friday morning he would be at the same table to meet up with his fellow veterans to have coffee. I work at the chick fila in Daphne and he put a smile on my face when he walked into the door. Sometimes I walked him to his car or helped him into the building. And he let me! He was such a sweetheart to know. He will surely be missed. I’m glad I had the pleasure of knowing Mr.John.

  2. Pandora Heathcoe

    There are no words that express my sadness and no one who replace my “POP”. He brought so much love and laughter into my life. I know he was tired but I will miss him everyday. Just say your prayers.

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  3. Carol Ebelhar

    I enjoyed having him great me at church with a smile and he always made me feel welcome..he will be missed.


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