Carl W. “Mack” McCain, 93, of Peru, passed away on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at home with family by his side.
He was born in Kokomo, Indiana on July 16, 1926 to Thomas and Bertha (Olds) McCain. On March 27, 1948, he married Faye I. LaBorg in Peru, Indiana.
During WWII, Carl served as a crew chief in the Army Air Corp and was stationed in the Philippines. After serving his country, Carl worked in many different capacities throughout his life. For many years, he was a barber who cut hair for local men and children while selling and repairing motorcycles in his shop next door to the barbershop. He also worked in maintenance for Peru Community Schools until his retirement in 1988.
Carl was an inventor and builder of many things, such as motorcycle travel trailers, three wheeled automobiles out of motorcycles, and a full-size RV.
Carl and Faye enjoyed travelling. Over the years, they traveled extensively throughout the U.S., with a good portion being via motorcycle. They made their winter home in Sebring, Florida for over 30 years.
One of his great loves was airplanes, which began when he was a small child. This love led him to build several airplanes, large and small. Carl and Faye travelled often in the Emeraude and Osprey. On a good day, he could always be found at the weed patch or Converse Airport flying his R/C planes.
There wasn’t a person he didn’t know. He always had a story for everyone.
He was a member of the EAA, AMA, and Converse Flying Eagles R/C club. He was also a Mason and FOP life member.
Carl is survived by his son, Thomas (Vicky) McCain of Kokomo; his granddaughter, Kelly (Brett) McCain Smith of Carmel, Indiana; and great-granddaughter, Ashelyn McKillip, of Carmel, Indiana. He was preceded in death by his wife; parents; two sisters, Dorothy and Wilda; and brother, Wilbur.
Visitation will be held from 11am – 1pm on Monday, December 9, 2019 at Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home, 105 West Third Street, Peru, Indiana. Funeral service will follow at 1pm, with Pastor Phillip Troxell officiating. Burial will take place at Ever-Rest Memorial Park, Logansport, Indiana. Military service will be provided by the Miami County Military Rites Team.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home. Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at www.FlowersLeedyAllen.com.
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