Robert David McCormick, 69, formerly of Jacksonville, FL, died at home in Marianna, FL on December 27. Mr. McCormick was a long-time resident of Marianna, FL, a deacon and member of First Baptist Church where he was active in the music program, having served as director for the handbell choir, was Interim Minister Music for two terms and supply organist for many years.
He was a former member of the GA Sons of Jubal. David was a long time member of the FL Worship Choir. He retired from the FL Baptist Convention serving as Manager at Blue Springs Baptist Assembly in Marianna, FL where he served for over 18 years. He was a graduate of Norman Junior College in Moultrie, GA and Shorter College in Rome, GA where he received a B.A. degree in Music. He earned a Bachelors of Church Music Degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth, TX.
Employment included Minister of Music, First Baptist Church, Lake City, Fl, McCaysville, GA, Buford, GA, North Pompano Baptist Church, Pompano Beach, FL, St. Johns Park Baptist Church, and Hogan Baptist Church in Jacksonville, FL. He taught Sign Language at Chipola College in the Adult Education program, and worked for the Jackson County School Board as an interpreter for the Deaf at Malone School and Graceville High School. He was organist at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Marianna for over 12 years.
He is survived by his wife, Carolyn O. McCormick of 44 yrs of marriage; a daughter, Michele McCormick Savery and husband, Gerald Savery Jr. of Jacksonville, FL; a son, Michael S. McCormick and wife, Christy Pittman McCormick, of Kingsland, GA; grandsons, Troy and Kyle Savery of Jacksonville, FL, one granddaughter, Jeanette Savery, and grandsons, Caleb and Casey McCormick, of Kingsland.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that contributions be made to Gideons International or Covenant Hospice of Marianna.