Dwight Alexander McPherson

November 7, 1942July 10, 2018

Dwight Alexander McPherson, PhD, age 75, of LaGrange, GA, died on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at the West Georgia Hospice House after an extended illness. Dr. McPherson was born November 7, 1942 in Miami, FL the son of Alex Lee and Ila Bernice Cain McPherson. He attended many schools and received his PhD from Georgia Tech. He had retired as President of Simulation Technologies, Inc. Dwight loved the outdoors, especially hiking the Appalachian Trail. He is preceded in death by his wife, Becky Brown McPherson and his son, Justus McPherson.

He leaves behind 2 daughters, Laurie Aikens (Daniel) and Sarah Bearden; a son, Clint Bearden (Joanna); 7 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; and a close special friend, Jenny Norwood.

There will be a graveside funeral service 11:00 A.M. Saturday, July 14, 2018, in Maple Hill Cemetery in Huntsville, AL. The family will receive friends immediately after the graveside service at Lamb of God Lutheran Church, 11716 County Line Rd, Madison, AL 35758.

In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the Humane Society in memory of Dwight McPherson.

These arrangements are by Striffler-Hamby Mortuary; 1010 Mooty Bridge Road; LaGrange, GA; 706-884-8636. Those wishing to share a condolence or remembrance with the family may do so by visiting


  • Humane Society


  • Graveside Memorial Service Saturday, July 14, 2018

Dwight Alexander McPherson

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Georgianne Poteet

July 12, 2018

I worked for Dwight in the late 1970's and early 1980's at Boeing and SimTech before moving to New York. He was a good man and an excellent boss. I was very young and thought of him as a father figure. He was always supportive, inspiring and encouraging to me. To his family and friends, my sincere condolences and heartfelt prayers.

Loraine Crenshaw

July 11, 2018

Please accept my deepest sympathies. Sincerely, Loraine Crenshaw (Wellstar West Georgia Hospice)