First Posted: 1/15/2009
The funeral will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Northview Harvest Ministries, Pastor Kenneth Blease, and the Revs. Larry Chandler and Jason Chandler officiating. Burial will follow in Hillside Memorial Park.
McGirt was born on May 30, 1934, in Robeson County. He was the son of the late Lee Tom McGirt and Nancy Bryant McGirt.
McGirt worked as a painter, retiring with many years of dedicated service. He loved church and enjoyed his prayer life. He and his wife attended Northview Harvest Ministries and when his health permitted he also attended their son's church. He also enjoyed the outdoors especially fishing and camping.
He was preceded in death by an infant son, Elton McGirt.
He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his devoted wife of 33 years, Frances C. McGirt of the home; his daughters, Debra Starnes and JoAnn Sammons, both of Maxton, Gladys Easton of Wilmington and Tammy McGirt of Pembroke; his sons, Willie McGirt of Maxton, Elton McGirt of Laurinburg, the Rev. Larry Chandler of Rockingham, Charles Chandler of Lexington, Kenneth Chandler of Havelock, Richard Chandler of Anchorage, Alaska; a dear and special daughter-in-law, Pamela McGirt of Laurinburg; his sisters, Vertis White, Sally Locklear and Cathy Seals, all of Laurinburg, and Elizabeth Jernigan of Gibson; his brothers, French Thomas McGirt of Maxton, Tilford McGirt of Laurinburg, Earl Goins of Laurel Hill and Graylon McGirt of Lumberton; a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
The family said that “McGirt especially enjoyed his visits with his grandchildren in Havelock, Winston-Salem and Pembroke, and with his great-grandchildren in Rockingham.”
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at Richard Boles Funeral Service.