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Aug. 9, 1927-Jan. 15, 2013

Macon Warfield Michaux Sr. died Jan. 15, 2013, in Goldsboro after a courageous fight with cancer.

He was born in Goldsboro Aug. 9, 1927, the son of Edward Randolph Michaux and Anna Lewis Dortch.

He attended Goldsboro city schools, and graduated from Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Va., with a Bachelor of Arts degree in history, and was a four-year varsity swimmer.

He was employed with GAF Corp. for 35 years, retiring in 1989.

He served on active duty in the United States Marine Corps in 1945 and 1946, and again in 1951 through 1954, with tours of duty in Korea.

Macon was a lifelong member of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church and BPOE No. 139 Elks Lodge and a member of Goldsboro Rod and Gun Club and many other informal groups with friends in his hometown.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Norma Hunley Michaux, and his grandson Garret Davis.

Macon is survived by his wife, Anne Bradshaw Davis Michaux of the home; children Mary Michaux Coleman and husband, Wiley and their children, Molly, Wiley Jr. and Mary Katherine of New Bern, Macon Warfield Michaux Jr. and wife, Martha, and their children, Hunley, Macon III and David of Raleigh, Molly Michaux Simmons and husband, Chris, and their children, Robbie, Anna and Reese of Raleigh, Gary Allen Davis and wife, Patty, and their daughter, Katherine, of Goose Creek, S.C., and Leslie Earl Davis and his son, Rick, of Columbia, S.C.; and sister, Betty Michaux Graham and her husband, John W. Graham, of Raleigh.

Macon is remembered for his love of fishing and hunting. He spent many years at his beloved cabin he built on Tucker's Creek, with his family and friends doing what he loved best.

His sense of humor was infectious, and he will be remembered for his quick wit.

His many passions included his affection for VMI and the lifelong friendships made there and in the Marine Corps.

His research and records of his family's history was in depth, and will always be appreciated by his children and grandchildren.

The family would like to thank those at Southeastern Medical Oncology Center and Kitty Askins for their loving care.

Family visitation will be held Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, from 1 to 2 p.m. at St. Stephen's Church parish hall.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. in the sanctuary of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, with the Rev. Gene Carpenter officiating. Burial will follow in Willow Dale Cemetery with military honors.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Stephen's Episcopal Church renovation fund, 200 N. James St., Goldsboro, N.C., 27530, or Kitty Askins Hospice Center, 107 Handley Park Center, Goldsboro, N.C., 27534.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.seymourfuneralhome.com.


Published in Obituaries on January 15, 2013 1:48 PM