Eugene Jackson McCormic

April 15, 1929 - November 29, 2013
Eugene Jackson McCormic

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Eugene ìGeneî McCormic, 84, of Hendersonville, passed away suddenly on Friday, November 29, 2013 at Pardee Hospital. Born in Nebraska City, NE, he was the son of the late William and Lillian McCormic. He was also preceded in death by his two previous wives, Dorothy McCormic and Georgia McCormic, and by his brother, John McCormic.

Mr. McCormic retired from the US Army in 1969, having served in both the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War. He was a computer specialist for Foster Grant, retiring in 1980. He had lived in Hendersonville for 15 years. Gene served his community as a Gideon, a member of the American Legion, the VFW, and as a Freemason. He received several awards for community service in both Florida and North Carolina. He enjoyed reading, sharpshooting and traveling.

Mr. McCormic is survived by his wife, Barbara McCormic of Hendersonville; his son, Michael McCormic and wife, Karen, of Massachusetts; four daughters, Marcella Smith and husband, William, of New York, Rebecca Connolly of North Carolina, Christine McCormic of New York, and Jennifer Dwyer and husband, Kenneth, of Colorado; four stepchildren, Diane Dewar of Nevada, James Dewar and wife, Kim, of Maryland, Holly Dewar of Nevada, and Michael Dewar of New Hampshire; eleven grandchildren; and bunches of great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 4 PM Wednesday, December 4, 2013 in the Kirby Memorial Chapel of Shuler Funeral Home. Pastor Roy Perry will officiate. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 2 ñ 4 PM prior to the service at Shuler Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Four Seasons Compassion for Life, 571 S. Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731.

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  • December 03, 2013
    Diane Dewar says:
    Oh Me-Gene ... Whomever would have thought that the last time we talked a week or so ago would have been our last ... you have taught me so much, the most precious being your admonishment from my casual "The Guy Upstairs" to a more reverant "Heavenly Father" ... for this I will always thank you ... your sending me Mom's Bible years ago, that I still use to this very day ... your willingness to help so many people, no matter how deserving ... and your capacity to love and forgive ... I will miss you always, Me-Gene, and am so very grateful to Heavenly Father for the Blessing of your presence in my life ... sleep well, Me-Gene and know that you are loved and missed beyond words ... Lots of Love, Di