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Posted: January 5, 2013 4:35 p.m.

Jack McMichael

McCommons Funeral Home (Greensboro)

Jack Lawrence "Larry" McMichael, 64, of Greensboro, died Saturday, Dec. 29,  at The Medical Center of Central Georgia, Macon. He was born in Porterdale in 1948, the son of the late William Robert "Bill" McMichael and Lucille Kitchens McMichael. Mr. McMichael grew up in Covington, graduating from Newton County High School in 1966. 

He was the first member of his family to graduate college, receiving a Bachelor of Science in pharmacy from The University of Georgia. The November after graduation, he was drafted and served his country honorably in the United States Army for two years. 

In 1977, Larry married the former Melanie Ann Carey of Oglethorpe County at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Athens. They moved to Washington, where Mr. McMichael owned and operated McMichael Drug Company for 29 years and raised two sons. He was twice elected to serve on the Washington City Council. He also served as president of the Washington Wilkes Jaycees and Washington Wilkes Country Club, where he was a long-standing member and where he taught his sons the great game they all shared. He was also a former board member of First Union bank in Washington. 

Mr. McMichael was a devoted member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Washington. After moving to Lake Oconee eight years ago, he joined Christ Our King and Savior Catholic Church. When not working, he enjoyed spending time with his wife and family, boating on Lake Oconee and spoiling his dog Mackie.

He is survived by his wife Melanie McMichael of Greensboro; older son Joseph Alexander McMichael and wife Lilia of Eatonton; younger son William Pate McMichael and wife Marlene Roldán of Eatonton; grandson Jack Serge McMichael; sisters Kitty Hudalla of Alpharetta, Cheryl Robinson and husband Doug of Cumming; brother Willie McMichael; beloved dog Mackie McMichael; a multitude of other devoted relatives and dear friends in Covington, Washington, and across the state.

A mass was held Wed., Jan. 2, at Christ Our King and Savior Catholic Church, 6341 Lake Oconee Parkway, Greensboro, with the Very Rev. G. Philip Ryan V.F. and Father Jimmy Adams officiating. After the service, the family received friends at a reception at their home. The family requests that any memorials be made to St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 1015 North By-Pass West, Washington, Ga., 30673, or Christ Our King and Savior Catholic Church, 6341 Lake Oconee Parkway, Greensboro, Ga., 30642. Visit to sign the online guest register.

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