The Reverend Claude Earl McGavic, Jr., 91, of LaGrange passed away Saturday at his home. Reverend McGavic was born March 8, 1927 in Clarksville, Tennessee. Claude proudly served his country both in the Army obtaining the rank of Private 1st Class during World War II and the Air Force Reserves as a Tech Sergeant during the Korean War. Claude worked for Delta Airlines for 36 years before taking early retirement. On May 9, 1982, Claude was ordained into the ministry. After a mission trip to Geneva, N.Y., Claude felt the call to minister to the upstate New York area. He served the Lord in many different capacities, including education and Disaster Relief until he moved to LaGrange in 2003. Claude continued to minister until his death. Rev. McGavic was a member of Callaway Baptist Church.
On September 19, 1948, Claude married the love of his life, Martha Ann Tunnell McGavic in Memphis Tennessee.
Claude was preceded in death by his Wife, Martha Ann Tunnell McGavic, June 29, 2018 and a son, Bruce. He is survived by his Son, David (Judy) McGavic, Daughter, Claudia (Samson) Bekele, Grandchildren, Nathan (Denise), Adrienne (Marcus Sr.) and Marcienne (Zach) 8 great-grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. and Sister, Mrs. Alma Hughes
Visitation for The Reverend Claude Earl McGavic, Jr will be held on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 5:00 P.M. until 7:00P.M at the Hunter-Allen-Myhand Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00A.M. Wednesday, August 8, 2018 from the sanctuary of Callaway Baptist Church with the Reverend Brad Thompson officiating. Interment will be in Meadoway Gardens cemetery next to his Wife and Son.
And he finally gets to hear those words from Jesus in person “Well done, my good and faithful servant.” In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Haven Baptist fellowship for their lodge and retreat center, a ministry that Claude loved and diligently worked to launch while he was on mission in New York. Please send donations to “The Haven”, 3781 Old mill road, Stanley, New York 14561
Hunter-Allen-Myhand Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Please log on to www.hunterallenmyhand.com to leave your condolences and remembrances