January 22, 1939 - July 7, 2021
I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing. II Timothy 4:6-8 Richard Earl McCall Sr. was born January 22, 1939, to the late Bishop Merlin and Lillie Mae McCall in Robeson County. On Wednesday, July 7, 2021, the Almighty God closed the eyes of our beloved and carried him home to his well-earned reward. He attended the public schools of Robeson County and graduated from J.H. Haywood High School. After graduation, he enlisted in the United States Army and received an honorary discharge. He was the first African American employed with the District II Enforcement division of the DMV, where he retired. After retirement, he worked at the Robeson County Detention Center as a Jailer. Richard Sr. was a very active member of Pentecostal United Holy Church, serving as a Deacon, Praise Leader, member and teacher of the Men’s Sunday School Class, and a Men Making a Difference committee member. Deacon Richard Sr. also enjoyed and loved singing. He sang on the Men’s, Senior, and Mass choirs; some of his favorite songs include: “I’m a Living Testimony,” “The Storm is Passing Over,” “People Get Ready,” “There’s a Train Coming,” and “I’m Going Home on the Morning Train.” In May of 2000, he married Earnestine H. McCall. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, brother-in-law, uncle, and friend. He was preceded in death by his parents, his son Richard E McCall Jr., daughter Pamela McCall, brothers Hurbert McCall, James McCall, Winfred McCall, Norman McCall, Rev. Charles McCall, Rev. Warwick McCall, and sister Ruth Hicks. He leaves to cherish his memory, his devoted wife Earnestine H. McCall, children: Anita Minor, Sharon Genus, Joanna Leige, Erica Rogers, and Crystal Morton; daughter-in-law Cheryl McCall; grandchildren: Lacretia, Richard III, Shanise, Jaden, Jada, Joshua M, Sharné, Jocelin, Travis, Justin, Veronica, Tiffany, Brian, Brandon, and Joshua G; and eleven great-grandchildren. He will be further mourned by his sisters Elizabeth Alford and Barbara McCall-Rowe; sisters-in-law: Lou Bertha McCall, Lena Stokes, Mary McCall, Hazel McCall, Inez (Robert) McLean, Sandra (James) Jewett, Carolyn (Hilton) Smith, Dorothy Wilson, and Rhonda Lilly; brother-in-law Gene Humphrey and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends. Professional Services entrusted to Colvin Funeral Home, Lumberton, NC.
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