H "MAC" Tyson II
May 8, 1951 – August 23, 2019
Henry MacMillan "Mac" Tyson, II of Leland passed away on August 23, 2019 at the Lower Cape Fear Mercy Center in Bolivia, NC.
Mac was born on May 8, 1951 in Cumberland County to Henry MacMillan and Addie Williams Tyson. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Carrie Eula Tyson Autry.
He is survived by two daughters, Clara Elizabeth Tyson of Raleigh and Anna Amelia Tyson of Leland; a brother, John M. Tyson and his wife, Kirby, of Fayetteville; three nephews: Jason Marsh Tyson, John Havens Tyson and Henry Culbreath Tyson; a niece, Caroline Tyson Cox; four grand nieces and nephews and numerous cousins.
Mac grew up in the Cumberland County community of Gray's Creek, attended Gray’s Creek High School, and graduated from Terry Sanford High School in Fayetteville in 1969. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1973 and later his Juris Doctor from North Carolina Central University School of Law in 1976. Early in his professional career, Mac worked as a school teacher at Lewis Chapel Junior High School and was later elected to the Cumberland County Board of Commissioners. Mac worked for many years in private practice as an attorney in Fayetteville and Shallotte where he practiced in the areas of criminal and traffic law, civil litigation, municipal law, wills, trust and estate planning. During his law career, he served as the attorney for the towns of Calabash, Holden Beach and Hope Mills, NC. Mac was an active member of Sharon United Methodist Church in Supply, NC and loved the choir, music, and his community.
Funeral Services will be at 11:00 am, Friday, August 30, 2019 at Sharon United Methodist Church, 2030 Holden Beach Rd SW, Supply, NC 28462. The family will also receive visitors at 3:00 pm at the First Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall at 102 Ann Street, Fayetteville, NC 28301 followed by a graveside service. Interment will be at Lafayette Memorial Park at 2301 Ramsey St, Fayetteville, NC 28301. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Sharon United Methodist Church “Capital Improvement Fund” at Sharon UMC, 2030 Holden Beach Rd SW, Supply, NC 28462 or to Gideons International at PO Box 834, Shallotte, NC 28459.
Online condolences are encouraged and may be offered at www.whitefuneralservicesupply.com White Funeral & Cremation Service, Bolivia/Supply Chapel
- Funeral Service Friday, August 30, 2019
- Family Visitation Friday, August 30, 2019
- Burial Friday, August 30, 2019
H "MAC" Tyson II
September 1, 2019
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time of sorrow. May the love of family and friends help carry you through your grief. Grief can be so hard, but your special memory helps you cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and forever. While words fail to capture the pain of losing a loved one, we look forward to the time when words will fail to capture the joy of having our heavenly Father return your dear one to you. It is important to " throw all your anxiety upon God, because he cares for you." 1 Peter 5:7
August 29, 2019
Mac and I last spoke several years ago by phone. It was a fall Sunday afternoon. I sat in a rocking chair on my front porch with the Blue Ridge Mountains on the horizon listening to Mac tell me stories of my parents from his childhood. Stories I had never heard. I will miss having the opportunity to repeat that glorious afternoon.
My favorite memory of Mac during his young adult years, I don't recall if they were high school or college years is the following. From the window above the kitchen sink, we would happen to see Mac drive by the house. He enjoyed breakfast time visits with Uncle Wilson Marsh and/or Mr Kesler Butler --- still dressed in his pjs, bath robe and bedroom slippers. I stopped by Uncle Wilson's a time or two during those visits. I don't recall the conversations, only the smiling faces and Mac's luxurious bath robe. These are Good Memories of days gone by.
I will end with the same words used in Mac's Great Grandfather's 1928 Obituary, Gideon Allen Tyson:" He bore his suffering patiently and was ready when the Master called him home."
Art and Donna Weeks
August 27, 2019
We knew Mac from living in Fayetteville and Holden Beach. Our paths crossed often, especially at church. He was indeed a compassionate, servant leader who was committed to improving the community to meet the needs of others. Clara, Anna, John, Kirby, and family, we are keeping you in our prayers for God to comfort and carry you during this difficult time and sending our love.
August 27, 2019
i knew of Mac by reputation while i was still in school. I met him professionally years later when he moved to Brunswick County. He was an engaging and irrepressible personality who was always courteous, helpful and personally interested in you. i couldn't help becoming his friend. i am sure glad i did. Mac was a skilled professional but also a real hoot. He was caring and compassionate to clients and friends, but was also capable of making you laugh and see the fun in life's circumstances. He poured himself out for his daughters, clients and friends. He should have had more time with us, but not many will live a life as full of service, achievement, fun and love. There will never be another like Mac.
August 27, 2019
Mac was always a happy person when I seen him at the courthouse or out in the community.. always the same.. friendly and nice..So sorry for your loss..