Alexander James "Mac" McPherson of Gloucester, passed away on Monday, May 23, 2011, after a courageous fight with cancer.
Born July 22, 1937, he was preceded in death by his parents, Alexander James McPherson Sr. and Mary O’Dowd McPherson of Toomebridge, Northern Ireland, and his wife of 30 years, Frances Allen McPherson.
Mac served proudly in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War and the Naval Reserve, and also retired from Naval Weapons Station in Yorktown. He was a member of VFW Post 8252, Moose Lodge #886, American Legion Post #83, and the Minemen Association.
He is survived by his children, Mary Kay McPherson Edgar and her husband Ed, Dana McPherson Kohlhorst and her husband Daryl, and Mark Alexander McPherson and his wife Stephanie; his step-children, William Peterson McLean and his wife Jenn, Richard Allen McLean and his wife Holly, and Suzanne Elizabeth Wood; his brother, John McPherson. Mac was Granddaddy to 14 grandchildren, David, Kathryn, Erin, Benjamin, Kasey, Alex, Elizabeth, Madison, Hunter, Parker, Pete, Fox, Michael, and Isabelle.
A memorial service in his honor will be held on Saturday, May 28, 2011 at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Andrews Funeral Home.
Memorial donations may be made to DAV, P.O. Box 58, Gloucester, Va. 23061.
Andrews Funeral Home, Gloucester, is in charge of arrangements.