MACON--Malcolm J. “Mac” Marchman, 83, died Thursday, April 26, 2012.
Mr. Marchman was born April 28, 1928 in Springfield, Georgia. His passions in life were education and sports. He obtained various degrees from Georgia Military College and Mercer University while earning varsity letters from each in basketball and baseball (and football, GMC), and the University of Georgia.
Mac dedicated his life to the growing and flourishing of young minds, later concentrating soley on at-risk and troubled students. Fifty years of service in education began in 1949 as teacher-coach at Terrell Co. High and Butler High, leading to position of Principal at Butler High in the 1950's, Superintendent of Barnesville City Schools, and Principal, Screven Co. High in the 1960's, and Principal of Perry High School, 1971-1985. After a short retirement, he then taught for 13 years at the YDC in Milledgeville.
Mac played in various baseball leagues. As a semi-pro All-Middle Georgia All-Star in 1950, he was signed with the Philadelphia Phillies to play in Carbondale, PA. After only a few games, he received draft notice. While at Ft. Knox, he played with other former pros. They won the Kentucky Bluegrass League and Mac was named to the All-Star team in Greensburg.
His Army career was comprised of active duty stints during the Korean War as Tank Commander and 3rd Armored Div. instructor in improvements in methods of weapons instruction. In the United States Army Reserve in the 1970's, Mac was an Infantry School Instructor at Ft. Benning. He served in several USAR units as Security Officer and Training Officer. He retired as Major USAR in 1979.
Mac was an Eagle Scout, Most Outstanding Barracks Cadet, Member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity, GHSA Basketball/Baseball Official, President Perry Rotary Club, President Region 3AAA Schools.
He is preceded in death by his wife, June, of 38 years, and his son, John. He is survived by his daughter, Susan Marchman of Macon, and sister, Mary Will Long of Springfield.
Visitation will be Monday, April 30 from 11:00AM-12:00PM at Hart's Mortuary at the Cupola, 6324 Peake Road, followed by a service in the chapel at 12:00PM with the Reverend James Braswell officiating, with burial at Riverside Cemetery.
Heartfelt thanks to Mr. Marchman's doctors, Central Georgia Home Health, and Hospice of Central Georgia. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice of Central Georgia, 6261 Peake Road, Macon, Georgia 31210 or at http://www.hospiceofcentralgeorgia.org/give.html
Register online at www.hartsmort.com.
Hart’s Mortuary and Crematory at the Cupola has charge of arrangements.