John Laurence McCann, Jr. ’50

John Laurence McCann, Jr. ’50 died peacefully on July 13, 2012. A Charlotte native, McCann was born on Oct. 30, 1928, to Louise Stevens and John Laurence McCann, Sr. After attending Davidson, he served in the U.S. Air Force. Upon his return from the service, he joined his father in the insurance business, working for Jefferson Standard Life his entire career. He was a member of the Million Dollar Round Table. McCann was a lifelong member of Charlotte Country Club, where he grew up playing golf as a young boy. He was a passionate and well-known golfer in the Carolinas; having won both the Carolinas Amateur and the Club Championship in 1954. Utilizing his knowledge of the golf swing, McCann would often be found walking the practice tee, to help his “buddies” with their game. He was also an avid and accomplished bridge and card player, loved animals, was a voracious reader, and enjoyed spending time with his beloved family. McCann was endearingly referred to as “Bucky” by his grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Louise McCann Miller. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Elizabeth “Betty” Sickles McCann, 3114 Brookridge Ln., Charlotte, NC 28211-2730; two daughters, Elizabeth “Tippi” M. Moose and Mary M. Pate; two sons, John Laurence McCann III (Deborah) and William Stevens McCann (Kim); 11 grandchildren; and his forever loyal “furry friends” Sadie, Zoie, and Delilah.