William Roy McCollum Jr.

August 4, 1937February 20, 2019

William Roy McCollum Jr. passed into eternity on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 after complications from a recent illness.

Roy was born in Atlanta, GA on August 4, 1937 to William Roy McCollum Sr. and Eunice Catherine Gilliland McCollum. He was an only child who attended Northside High School and enjoyed playing golf at North Fulton and Bobby Jones Golf Courses. Mr. McCollum met his wife of almost 50 years, Mary Madlyn Coupland, at Florida State University, where he studied business, attending on a golf scholarship. He and Madlyn's first date was the beginning of a very successful career in sales!

Dad was called up for service and proudly served his country in 1961 during the construction of the Berlin wall.

Following a short stint at Sears & Roebuck, Roy began his 53 year career with Merrill Lynch in 1963 and retired in 2016. He had a vast base of clients who trusted him with their financial future.

Madlyn, (his "Special Precious”), preceded Roy Jr. (“Daddy Mc”) to Heaven in 2009. Roy Jr. is survived by his only child, son Roy III ("Sonny"), and his daughter-in-law Sarah ("Sarah Dear"). A funeral will be held Friday, March 8, 2019 at Sandy Springs Chapel; 136 Mt. Vernon Highway; Sandy Springs, GA 30328.

The family will receive friends from 12:00pm to 1:30pm, with the funeral beginning at 2:00pm. A private graveside service will be held at Crest Lawn Memorial Park immediately following the funeral.

All who were close to Roy knew of his love and concern for the future of our great country. In honor of his patriotism, as we celebrate Roy's life, we encourage guests to attend wearing red, white or blue. Please share your stories about Roy Jr. via the online guest book at In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Second-Ponce De Leon Baptist Church. Roy & Sarah want to thank Dad’s family of friends for their prayers, and hope you will honor Dad's memory by making peace with God and your family. This life is short, but eternity is forever. Does your relationship with God make you sure you will go to Heaven when you die?


  • Gathering of Friends Friday, March 8, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, March 8, 2019
  • Graveside Committal Friday, March 8, 2019

William Roy McCollum Jr.

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Peggy and Maurice Mussafer

February 28, 2019

Mo joins me in remembering Roy, he has been our neighbor and friend since we came to Highlands some years ago . We have only the best of memories shared. We teased about all the noises that generated from porch to porch. It will be a too quiet..... this summer.

Julia & Edwin Hussey

February 27, 2019

We knew Roy in Highlands. He was a delightful gentleman who always wore a smile, always told it the way he saw it, and always showed support to his friends, be they close friends or casual friends. We were casual friends who held Roy in high regard and respect. We shall miss seeing him in Highlands. We send our prayers and deepest sympathy to those who loved Roy.

Julia & Edwin Hussey

Mrs Marsh

February 27, 2019

Please accept this note of sympathy regarding the passing of Mr. McCullom Jr. Death can be one of the most difficult experiences in life to endure. The death of your love one, who was special to the family and friends, leaves an empty spot in each person's heart. The Bible can be a real source of comfort. Knowing the Grand Creator of the Universe views Death as an enemy should give us Hope for a different future (1 Corinthians 15:26). In this future that we're promised, in the Bible, it expresses the loss of Death, Pain and Sorrow (Revelation 21:3,4). It tells us what happens to our love ones when they die (Ecclesiastes 9:5,10). How great it will be to see our love ones again. Trust in the Resurrection Hope will sustain us until we meet our love ones again (John 5:28,29). I pray that the family can find some solace through these scriptures.