Wylie McGlamery, 79, resident of Macon, died Wednesday, April 19, 2023. A celebration of his life will be held at Ingleside Baptist Church at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, April 22, 2023, with Reverend Mark Hudgins officiating. The family will receive friends immediately thereafter in the Chapel of Ingleside Baptist Church.
Born in Greensboro, North Carolina on July 21, 1943, to the late Wylie Hampton McGlamery II and Margaret “Billie” Broughton McGlamery, Wylie was always hardworking and humble. He was a caring husband, father, grandfather, a dedicated friend, and tireless volunteer.
Other than his parents, Mr. McGlamery was preceded in death by his sister, Nancy Faulker; brother-in-law, Fred Faulker; sister-in-law, Gail Whitney. Survivors include his wife, Paula McGlamery; children, Matt Loveless (Chiara), Elise Peed (Matthew), Meg McGlamery; six grandchildren, Anna Kate Peed, Helen Peed, Thomas Peed, Sofia Loveless, Vera Loveless, Leo Loveless.
Wylie attended Guilford College in North Carolina and was known for the epic pranks he and his friends would pull. His determination and hard work led him into car salesmanship, aviation banking, and ultimately a small business owner. In 1982, Wylie’s life changed for the better, marrying Paula Loveless, starting a more complete family, and opening “Hampton House”, an art gallery and frame shop in Collierville, Tennessee. Wylie created “bonding” experiences for the family through camping and outdoor activities. One of the most memorable was traveling to Orlando, Florida as a family of five in a covered pickup truck and camping at Jellystone Park. He and his family were members at First Baptist Church of Collierville. He utilized his incredible woodworking skills to help on any mission trip he could- from World Changers in East Tennessee to Haiti. Wylie did not shy away from helping others and doing so through faith in action.
Once their children were grown and creating their lives, Wylie and Paula moved to Macon, Georgia. While doing this to be closer to their new grandchildren, they ultimately found their home. Wylie quickly became involved with Rebuilding Macon and the Middle Georgia Woodworkers Association. His love for woodworking was evident as the garage quickly became a woodworking shop…which was extended not once, but three times. Affectionately named “Papa’s Shop”, he would host anyone interested in the craft to learn from him and with him. The term “measure twice, cut once” had to be created by Wylie, as he was meticulous in all that he created. He continued his love for being outdoors by creating a beautiful backyard to grill out for his family and look over the playhouse he built for his beloved grandchildren. He and his sister invested in property at Lake Tobesofkee and he would find joy in taming the wildness and relaxing on boat rides (often to the “Fish and Pig”). Of course, his other great love was the Auburn Tigers. We would be remiss if we didn’t give a hearty “War Eagle” in his honor.
Wylie and Paula became members of Ingleside Baptist Church a decade ago and quickly began an active part of the Sunday School class and ministries.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to the Crisis Center, Inc., 3620 8th Avenue South, Suite 110, Birmingham, AL, 35222 or https://www.crisiscenterbham.org/donate/
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Hart’s on Cherry Street, Hart's Mortuary and Cremation Center, 765 Cherry Street, Macon, GA 31201 has charge of the arrangements.
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