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Larry Allen McCain

March 1, 1932 ~ December 31, 2022 (age 90) 90 Years Old
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Larry McCain was born in Cedartown, Georgia 1 March 1932.  He was the son of Thomas Allen McCain and Cladie P. Morris.  When he was eight years old, the family moved to Chattanooga, Tennessee.  At age seventeen, Larry joined the United States Air Force.  Within a year, he assigned to Japan then South Korea where he served in the Korean War.  After his return to the United States, he was transferred to England where he met his wife of 68 years, Maureen.  While stationed at Royal Air Force West Ruislip, he was hired to convert American Jeeps to a British model and back again for the James Bond movies From Russia with Love and Goldfinger.  In 1966, Larry transferred to Warner Robins Georgia where he earned a Bachelor of Business degree from Georgia College before retiring from the Air Force in 1969.  He began teaching welding and sheet metal design and repair at Middle Georgia Vocational School in middle Georgia while going to college at night to earn his Master of Education degree from Georgia State University. He was also awarded Specialist in Education from the University of Georgia and promoted to Director of Economic Development at Middle Georgia Technical Institute where he managed the Quick Start economic development program with projects spanning the state of Georgia including training for military contractor Northrup-Grumman.  Upon moving to Byron Georgia, Larry was elected to the City Council.  Larry was passionate about home construction and built several family homes over the years in Florida, Tennessee and Georgia. He loved antique cars and restored many, taking them from wrecks to "Best in Show” including a national award-winning Morris Minor, “Traveller." He was considered a superior metals craftsman by his antique automobile peers.  Larry loved life and knew how to have fun which created great memories for his family.  He was also a hard working, “go-to guy” and made many lasting friendships.

Larry is survived by his wife Maureen, son Steve (Sandra), son Michael (Joni), grandchildren; Carson, Dylan, and Mori; great grandchildren; River, Eleanor, Bronwyn, Owen and Kit; His brother Clayton McCain, his sister Carol Horton, and many nieces and nephews—All of whom he loved so very much.

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Services

Graveside Service
Friday
January 6, 2023

2:00 PM
Heritage Gardens Cemetery
2201 Partin Drive N
Niceville, FL 32578

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