Estle "Mac" McCool

Born on December 28, 1920

Departed on June 26, 2016 and resided in Nashville, TN

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Lt. Col. (ret) Estle “Mac” McCool, age 95, joined his Savior in Heaven on June 26, 2016 .  He was born December 28, 1920 and was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years Patricia Fuller McCool, and his son John Wayne McCool.  He is survived by his children: Diane (Gary) Gober of Nashville, Linda (Billy) Cox of Christiana, Joyce McKnight of Adena, OH, Mary Jane (Dale) Neese of Helotes, TX, Jean (Earl) Taylor of Glen St. Mary, FL, and James Paul (Daphne) McCool of Mt. Juliet; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren.  He and his family were a fixture in West Nashville residing at 4411 Utah in Sylvan Park for over 70 years. Mac served in WWII and remained in service to his country in the Army reserve where he retired as Lt. Colonel in 1980.  He was an ordained deacon and lived a life of service to God and his churches Park Avenue Baptist, Haywood Hills Baptist, West Nashville Cumberland Presbyterian and Calvary Baptist.  He enjoyed serving on disaster relief teams from church responding to hurricanes, tornados, fires and floods.  He and his wife Pat enjoyed camping and travelled the world after retirement.  A quiet and humble man, he was liked and respected by all who knew him.   Visitation will take place on Tuesday June 28 from 5 pm until 8 pm at West Harpeth Funeral Home, 6962 Charlotte Pike, Nashville, TN. Private graveside service with military honors will be held in Portland, TN.   In lieu of flowers, please see the following for donations:

1) Mom/Dad both worked for disaster relief:

TENNESSEE DISASTER RELIEF FUND

c/o Tennessee Baptist Convention

P O Box 728, Brentwood TN 37024-0728

PUT IN MEMORY OF ESTLE MCCOOL ON YOUR CHECK

2)  Dad supported helping hungry:

SECOND HARVEST FOOD BANK

331 Great Circle Road

Nashville TN 37228

PLEASE INCLUDE DAD NAME WITH DONATION

3) Dad supported Wounded Warriors which has a bit of financial trouble

in lieu, we recommend

HALO FOR FREEDOM WARRIOR FOUNDATION

100 Spanish Oak Road

Weatherford TX 76087

or since this is the "wounded warrior" program Bald Head Island supports each year checks made out to Halo . . . can be mailed to  John L. Fisher,  P O Box 3365, Bald Head Island,  NC  38461 and the donation will specifically go to the BHI fundraiser.  John is a director on the Board of the Halo group and said he will personally see that ALL donations go to the BHI Program sent to him.  All of these three groups have websites for donations.  If you have a choice of your own, use a group you choose for you family/friends.  These are groups we thought Dad would be happy to support.

 

 

 

 

 

 

4 Comments to Estle "Mac" McCool

  1. Sonia Galvez
    June 27, 2016 11:31 am

    My Condolences go out to you and your family. Sorry to hear the sad news. May your Dad rest in Peace. He lived a long time and you were able to enjoy many years with him.

  2. Tommie Aguilar
    June 27, 2016 11:40 am

    My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.

  3. Tony
    June 28, 2016 7:21 am

    My condolences to the family. I’m sorry for your loss. May you find comfort knowing God understands our pain and he will comfort and help us heal, psalm 34:18

  4. Christy and Clark
    June 28, 2016 1:32 pm

    Our sincerest thoughts and prayers and condolences to the family. We were Mac’s neighbor for only a short period and always enjoyed seeing him walk the neighborhood, welcomed his warm wave and appreciated his love for our puppies who always wanted to go see him.

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