George William McRae age 72, of Chadbourn went to be with his Lord on Saturday June 30, 2018 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington.
Final rites will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at Chadbourn Baptist Church of which he was a member for 46 years, with Reverend David Crumpler and Reverend C.F. McDowell, III officiating. Interment will follow in Chadbourn Memorial Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 -8:00 p.m. on Monday at Worthington Funeral Home in Chadbourn.
Mr. McRae was a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and excelled in baseball holding the position of pitcher during his college career. He was an educator in the Columbus County Public School System and at the Boys & Girls Home of North Carolina at Lake Waccamaw for a total of 28 years and after retiring from the Columbus County Schools returning to the Boys & Girls Home to serve as the athletic director.
He was the son of the late Emma Eloise Hammond McRae and William Leighton McRae and was also preceded in death by two brothers, Kenny McRae and Eddie McRae.
He leaves to cherish his memories, his wife, Janice Peterson McRae of the home; two daughters, Kristina M. Shuffler and her husband Brian of West Chester, PA, Georganna M. Fisher and her husband, Byron of Whiteville; a son, Vance George McRae and his wife, Cheryl of Nakina; brother, Phillip McRae of Dunn; seven grandchildren, Haleigh, Gavin, Alex, Will, Olivia, Caden and Brady.
Memorials may be made to Chadbourn Baptist Church, 504 Howard Street, Chadbourn, NC 28431.
Online condolences may be offered at www.worthingtonfuneralhome.com.