Lowell Thomas “Buddy” McAfee

by Lynn McMillen
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Lowell Thomas “Buddy” McAfee, age 88, of Florence, AL passed away Thursday, October 19, 2023.  He was a native of Akron, OH, a retired air traffic controller for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and a member of Woodmont Baptist Church in Florence, AL.  Mr. McAfee served his country honorably in U.S. Air Force.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James T. and Beatrice Virginia Trammell McAfee; his first wife, Sylvia Rebecca Davis McAfee; one brother, James Lewis McAfee; and one sister, Marjorie Elanda McAfee Crabb.

He is survived by his wife, Nancy Childers McAfee of Florence, AL; three children, Victor Lynn McAfee (Lorri) of Greenhill, AL, Lowell Eric McAfee (Ruth) of Madison, MS, and Beverly McAfee Smith (Danny) of Florence, AL; three step-children, Denise Childers Murks (Michael) of Florence, AL, Phyllis Crocker (Lawrence) of Birmingham, AL, and Lydia Childers Collins (Butch) of Killen, AL; sister-in-law, Juanita McAfee of Leoma, TN; twelve grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Arrangements are being handled by Neal Funeral Home, 231 N. Military Avenue, Lawrenceburg, Tennessee.  Graveside services and inurnment will be conducted at Center Point Methodist Cemetery with full military honors at 11:00 AM Saturday, October 28, 2023, with Chad Hess officiating.  The family suggests memorials be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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