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Charles H. McAfee

June 26, 1931 October 7, 2019
Charles H.  McAfee
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Charles H. McAfee, Jr. (Mac) was born to Charles H., Sr. and Genevieve (Waterhouse) McAfee on June 26, 1931. Charles Jr. was a proud resident of the Rosedale area in Kansas where he attended public schools and graduated from Sumner High in 1949. Directly after high school, he was drafted and served honorably in the U.S. Army as a PFC during the Korean War (1952-1954).
When Mac returned home, he worked in construction. Soon after, he found the love of his life, Carol McCurry and married her July 28, 1962. To this union, they raised three sons: Sheldon (Frankie Jean), Kevin, and Charles G. (Rhonda). In order to provide for his family, he was fortunate enough to land a job at Bendix Cooperation for 25 years, where he overcame obstacles of segregation during that time period. His notable achievement while at Bendix was being promoted to millwright.
When he was not at work, Mac enjoyed tinkering and refurbishing everyday items. He led by example by helping others and instilling good work ethic into his sons. He also liked camping, fishing, playing horseshoes, and hunting with his family.
Mac had many memorable accomplishments, but one he was most proud of was the Veteran’s Honor Flight to Washington D.C in February 2014.
Charles Jr. is survived by his wife, Carol McAfee, sons, Sheldon (Jean) and Charles G. (Rhonda) McAfee, six grandchildren: Antwone, Stefani (Eric), Keshia, Christen, and Charles Isaac, and a host of great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Special recognition given to: Jewel McLaurian, Derieth Rone, Emma Creal, and Bettie Lewallen. He was proceeded in death by his parents: Charles Sr. and Genevieve, two sisters: Dorothy and Charlene, one son, Kevin, and five brothers/two sisters: Sterling, Samson (Jennie), Ed (Carolyn), Julius, and Huey.

He was best known for saying, “I got 80 beat,” “Get up, pray, and find something to do,” and “I’m just enjoying another day that the Good Lord gives me.” He will be dearly missed but live forever in the hearts of those whose lives he touched.


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Saturday

12

Oct

10:00 AM 10/12/2019 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 10/12/2019 11:00:00 AM
Highland Park Funeral Home and Crematory

4101 State Avenue
Kansas City, KS 66102

Highland Park Funeral Home and Crematory
4101 State Avenue Kansas City 66102 KS
United States

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Saturday

12

Oct

11:00 AM 10/12/2019 11:00:00 AM
Highland Park Funeral Home and Crematory

4101 State Avenue
Kansas City, KS 66102

Highland Park Funeral Home and Crematory
4101 State Avenue Kansas City 66102 KS
United States

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Highland Park Cemetery Final Resting Place

3801 State Avenue
Kansas City, KS 66102

3801 State Avenue Kansas City 66102 KS
United States
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