Waymon McLamb, “Uncle Mac,” passed away July 26, 2020 at Baylor Scott and White Medical Center in Round Rock.
Uncle Mac was born March 23, 1946, in Sampson County, North Carolina. He attended Rosehill Elementary school in Salemburg, North Carolina and graduated from Charles E. Perry High School in Roseboro, North Carolina in June 1964.
In June 1964, he enlisted in the US Army, where he served for 18 years. He was stationed in Ft. Hood, where he met his wife, Bobbie. They were united in holy matrimony Dec. 19, 1975.
Mac joined Mingle Hill Disciples Church at an early age and sang with the male chorus and the young adult choir.
Mac developed a joy and a gift for music at the age of five. During high school he began singing with a group called the In- Nights. They traveled throughout North Carolina singing gospel. Mac had love for quartet music.
Mac also loved to record music. He recorded music at The First Baptist Church in Taylor under the leadership of the late Rev. Tommie L. Rivers and later under the late Rev. Tommie Garner Sr.
Mac also served under Rev. Harold Taylor at Zion Chapel Church in Taylor, where he was ordained as a deacon. He was also a deacon at St. John College Hight Baptist Church under the late Pastor Wilmon Matthew Reed and Pastor Michael Harvey of Austin.
Mac played guitar as a member of the Gospel Moaners of Taylor for five years. He traveled the country with and managed the Gospel Stars for 25 years. He was also an active member of the Austin Quartet Association.
Mac worked for the United States Postal Service for over 30 years. He retired in 2009. He also worked for Girling, Uber and his last job was Med Lift, where he was very loved.
His hobbies were golf, bowling and riding his motorcycle. Mac also worked as a mechanic and loved working with audio equipment. He was an all-around guy and loved what he did.
In 2003, he graduated from Austin Community College where he majored in mechanics.
Mac never met a stranger. Everyone that knew him called him Uncle Mac. He was a member of the New Light Lodge No.242 in 1978 and was a life-long Washington Redskin fan.
He was preceded in death by his father, Allen Watson McLamb; his mother, Louise Bannerman McLamb; and three brothers, Andrew Mark McLamb, Steven Allen McLamb and Timothy Allen McLamb.
Mac is survived by his wife of 44 years, Bobbie McLamb of Round Rock; two sons, Harold Carter of Austin, and Michael Carter and wife Johanna of Denver, Colorado; brother, Reverend Doctor Alvin Watson McLamb and wife Vanessa of Rock Hill, South Carolina; three sisters, Ida Pearl McLamb, of Adams, Tennessee, Alvinia Parker and husband Elder Harry of Salenburg, North Carolina, and Dail McLamb of Fayetteville, North Carolina; two aunts, Mamie Lassiter of Charlotte, North Carolina, and Lorie Dixio Jones of Salemburg, North Carolina; seven grandchildren, a great granddaughter, several nieces, nephews, cousins, family and friends.
Visitation will be Monday, Aug. 3 from 1 to 3 p.m. at All Faiths Funeral Home, 8705 N. I-35 in Austin. Family visitation will be at noon.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, Aug. 5 at 1 p.m. at the Fort Hood Veterans Cemetery, 1143 Texas 195 in Killeen.