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OBITUARY

Arlin "Mac" T McRae

November 23, 1925February 10, 2020
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Arlin T. “Mac” McRae, 94, of Newburgh, Indiana, passed away on Monday, February 10, 2020. He was born on Monday, November 23, 1925 in New Harmony, Indiana to Tine and Iona (Woods) McRae.

He served in the U.S. Marines during WWII and was a recipient of the Purple Heart for injuries sustained on Iwo Jima. Mac was honored to attend the second Honor Flight and was escorted by his grandson. He graduated from Florida Southern College and then went on to receive his Master’s Degree from Indiana University. He taught Art and English at Tell City High School for 13 years. He also taught English and Biblical Literature at Harrison High School, eventually serving as the English Department Head and was the Supervisor of English for the Evansville School Corporation. Mac introduced the class of biblical literature to the EVSC. He was the Supervisor for Student Teacher Evaluation at University of Southern Indiana. Mac served as past President of Phi Delta Kappa. He was a member of Bethel United Church of Christ where he served on the Board of Christian Education, taught Sunday school, was on the church council, sang in the choir, was involved in summer bible school, and played Judas in The Last Supper Tableau for 37 years. Mac co-authored a series of vocabulary-building books for Houghton-Mifflin and wrote a three-act play called, “Give Us A King.” He served as a substitute teacher at Signature School until the age of 90. Mac, always active, was an artist and avid gardener. He enjoyed reading and doing crossword puzzles. Mac loved his family and his students.

Mac was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Irene Deal, Arleta Mathews, Rosaleen Wright, and Iola Stewart; and brother, Wesley McRae.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Georgia (Schriefer) McRae; sons, Lee McRae of Evansville and Noel McRae (Robin) of Georgetown, Indiana; grandchildren, Alex McRae, Erin McRae-Stoops, Brent McRae, and Gus McRae; and sister, Marcialea Wasson.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday February 15, 2020 at Bethel United Church of Christ officiated by Rev. Carlos Haskins. Burial will follow at Park Lawn Cemetery. Friends may visit on Friday from 3:00-7:00 p.m. at Alexander East Chapel.

Memorial contributions may be made to Bethel United Church of Christ, 3029 North Green River Road, Evansville, Indiana 47715.

  • FAMILY

  • Georgia (Schriefer) McRae, Wife
  • Lee McRae, Grandson
  • Noel McRae (Robin McRae), Grandson
  • Alex McRae, Grandchild
  • Erin McRae-Stoops, Grandchild
  • Brent McRae, Grandchild
  • Gus McRae, Grandchild
  • Marcialea Wasson, Sister
  • Tine McRae, Father (deceased)
  • Iona (Woods) McRae, Mother (deceased)
  • Irene Deal, Sister (deceased)
  • Arleta Mathews, Sister (deceased)
  • Rosaleen Wright, Sister (deceased)
  • Iola Stewart, Sister (deceased)
  • Wesley McRae, Brother (deceased)

Services

  • Visitation Friday, February 14, 2020
  • Funeral Service Saturday, February 15, 2020
  • Burial Saturday, February 15, 2020

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Sally Savage Rudolph

February 17, 2020

Mac was my English teacher and my art teacher when I was in high school at Tell City High. He inspired me to go on to be an English teacher. Thank you so much Mac.

Jack Schriber

February 15, 2020

What a dear and special humnan being, that man was. he was always there for me, serving as a constatn example of dignity and grace,
He will be missed, as well as remembored.
Love, Jack

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Biography

Arlin T. “Mac” McRae, 94, of Newburgh, Indiana, passed away on Monday, February 10, 2020. He was born on Monday, November 23, 1925 in New Harmony, Indiana to Tine and Iona (Woods) McRae.

He served in the U.S. Marines during WWII and was a recipient of the Purple Heart for injuries sustained on Iwo Jima. Mac was honored to attend the second Honor Flight and was escorted by his grandson. He graduated from Florida Southern College and then went on to receive his Master’s Degree from Indiana University. He taught Art and English at Tell City High School for 13 years. He also taught English and Biblical Literature at Harrison High School, eventually serving as the English Department Head and was the Supervisor of English for the Evansville School Corporation. Mac introduced the class of biblical literature to the EVSC. He was the Supervisor for Student Teacher Evaluation at University of Southern Indiana. Mac served as past President of Phi Delta Kappa. He was a member of Bethel United Church of Christ where he served on the Board of Christian Education, taught Sunday school, was on the church council, sang in the choir, was involved in summer bible school, and played Judas in The Last Supper Tableau for 37 years. Mac co-authored a series of vocabulary-building books for Houghton-Mifflin and wrote a three-act play called, “Give Us A King.” He served as a substitute teacher at Signature School until the age of 90. Mac, always active, was an artist and avid gardener. He enjoyed reading and doing crossword puzzles. Mac loved his family and his students.

Mac was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Irene Deal, Arleta Mathews, Rosaleen Wright, and Iola Stewart; and brother, Wesley McRae.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Georgia (Schriefer) McRae; sons, Lee McRae of Evansville and Noel McRae (Robin) of Georgetown, Indiana; grandchildren, Alex McRae, Erin McRae-Stoops, Brent McRae, and Gus McRae; and sister, Marcialea Wasson.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday February 15, 2020 at Bethel United Church of Christ officiated by Rev. Carlos Haskins. Burial will follow at Park Lawn Cemetery. Friends may visit on Friday from 3:00-7:00 p.m. at Alexander East Chapel.

Memorial contributions may be made to Bethel United Church of Christ, 3029 North Green River Road, Evansville, Indiana 47715.