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Harold Wilford “Mac” McDavid

Harold Wilford “Mac” McDavid, age 82 of Melrose, FL passed away Friday August 11, 2017. He was born April 28, 1935 in McClenny, FL. Mac joined the US Navy in 1954. After his tour of duty was over he attended radio and television school and had a successful television business for several years in Jacksonville. Then in 1962 he started his 55 year career working on IBM typewriters. He first worked for IBM in 1962, and then started his own business in 1968. In 1970 he moved from Jacksonville to the Melrose/Keystone Heights area and opened a new typewriter business in Gainesville in 1980. While in Jacksonville he met and married his wife of 61 years, Frances McDavid. In the early 1970’s after moving to the Keystone Heights area “Mac” was instrumental in developing the Keystone Heights Recreation Association. When he first started there were only 3 little league baseball teams in the KRA. After 3 years of hard work and tremendous support from the community there were 114 teams playing baseball and softball at the KRA. There were teams ranging from 5 year old girls tee league softball to adult over 40 softball with all the Little league teams in between. “Mac” enjoyed wood working, fishing, dove hunting and spending time with the grand kids. He was a member of the Keystone Heights Shrine Club and a master mason in the Jacksonville Riverside Mason Lodge 266.
He was preceded in death by his wife Frances Williams McDavid, his father Ralph and mother Bertie McDavid. He is survived by his daughter Janet McDavid and son Richard (Diane) McDavid, grandchildren Natalie and Stephanie Rich, Austin and Elliot McDavid, Courtney and Tyler Monson, and sister Doris (Jim) Buckley, Graveside Services will be held at the Antioch Cemetery in LaCrosse, FL at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday August 19, 2017. A Celebration of Life will be held at his home in Melrose immediately following the graveside service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Keystone Heights Shrine Club 150 SW 63rd Street Keystone Heights, FL 32656 (352) 473-2324.

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In consideration of COVID-19, as well as the families we are serving, we would like for those of you whose immune systems are compromised please stay home and send the family a condolence card. We may also be forced to postpone services if this continues or worsens. Our profession as funeral directors is not only focused on serving families, but also protecting the families and the community at-large. Thank you and please take care!