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Harold "Guy" McCall, Jr. June 27, 1939 - May 8, 2022

Born: Tuesday Jun 27, 1939

Died: Sunday May 8, 2022

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Harold Guy McCall, Jr. of Greensboro, N.C. died on Sunday May 8, 2022 in Hospice care at Friends Homes in Greensboro at the age of 82.

A visitation will be held on Thursday May 12th at Fair Funeral Home in Eden from 5 -7 p.m. The funeral service will be held 1 pm on Friday at First Baptist Church of Greensboro with a visitation from 12 till 1 pm at the church and burial will follow at Stoneville Municipal Cemetery.

Guy was born June 27, 1939 in Winston-Salem to the late Harold Guy McCall, Sr. and Beatrice Osborne McCall. He attended Burton Grove and Leaksville Graded Elementary School and later Tri-City High School in Leaksville (Eden, NC) and later Mars Hill College and N.C. State University. In 1961 he married Elaine Hill and together they had two children Laurie McCall (Kaplan) and Harold Guy McCall, III.

Guy served in the U.S. Army and Army Reserve after college. He then went to work as a textile engineer in sales and marketing at Madison Throwing, Spray Textured Yarns, Macfield and Unifi for 50 years. He was a charter member and past president of the Textured Yarn Association of America.

Guy also was a private pilot with an instrument rating and served on the Rockingham County Airport Authority. He served as a deacon, choir member and on numerous committees in various churches, and more recently at First Baptist Church of Greensboro.
After retiring in 2011, he became active in the NC Herb Society of America with Elaine and enjoyed attending John Willett’s Bible study.

Guy is survived by his wife of 61 years Elaine Hill McCall; daughter, Laurie Kaplan and husband Jim; son Harold Guy McCall III; grandchildren, Dr. Anna Ruth Kaplan and Alex Kaplan.

He loved to travel, had countless adventures and made great friends.  Many will long remember Guy as an avid storyteller with a quick wit and an infectious style. Above all, he was a man of faith and service.

The family would like to thank Dr. Dalton McLean, Dr. Randall Harris and the wonderful caregivers of Friends Home West Healthcare. Many thanks and love to family and friends that were so supportive.

In Guy’s memory donations may be made to First Baptist Church, 1000 Friendly Ave., Greensboro, NC 27401

Online condolences may be offered to the family at

Mrs.McCall and Guy

I am so sorry to hear about Mr.McCall. I  remember all the good times we had  when I would hang out with Guy at the house in Draper. May God comfort you all during this difficult time.

Chris Law
So sorry to read about the loss of Guy. I worked with him for many of  those 50 years at Macfield and Unifi. He was a gentleman and friend to all he met. Always had a kind word and positive attitude. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. May God comfort your hearts in the days ahead. Loving thoughts and Prayers 🙏✝️
BeckyJoey Martin
Guy was my bus driver when we in school.  He was always such a nice - considerate young man.  From the Obit - that wonderful  life of service - continued all of his life.  I am so sorry to lose my friend of many years.  My daughter - Cathy, had the honor to be in school with "Little Guy".  My son, Steve was in school with Laurie.  Thinking back, I believe that Elaine taught both my children.  Although we didn't see each other often - our lives had been entwined since Guy's Bus Driving Days... Guy has left a wonderful Legacy for those of use that remain.  God bless and family.  Prayers for peace!!!
Lily Chatham - Axton VA
Lily P. Chatham
What a wonderful man, such a pleasure to be around.  Great co-worker here at Unifi and facebook friend.  He will be missed.
June Smith
Elaine and deepest sympathies and condolences with the passing of Guy. Back when he was a partner in ownership of the plane with my dad, Jack, we had great times. May God hold you all and comfort you during this time of sorrow.
Tim Shelton
Tim Shelton
I was truly saddened to learn of Guy's passing.  My sincere condolences are extended to you and your family at this the most sorrowful of times for you.  With fondness, I recall the meals we shared (mostly at your dining room table!) along with Mary and Bob Claibourn.  Always the excellent conversationalist story-teller, Guy would regale us with his wonderful tales...some perhaps exaggerated...just a little!  And such pride he took in his yard on Onslow...self-manicured as it was.  Like I was for my Mary, Guy was your "human bob-cat" in doing the heavy work preparing all those flower beds for planting.  Although Guy's story-telling genius and wry sense of humor has been silenced now, I'll not soon forget the joy of those moments when I was privileged to be in his audience.  Guy McCall was my Brother In Christ, and I count it a special Blessing to have known him.
May God Bless you, Elaine, and comfort you as you continue to travel your grief-journey.
Peace,  Don Olson
Don Olson
So sorry for your loss. Praying for your family. 
Marlene Rumley Bray
Mrs. McCall, 
I'm so very sorry for your loss. I never knew your husband, but he obviously was very well thought of. 
You were one of my teachers in high school and I looked forward to going to your class each day (not every class was that way!). 
I pray that wonderful memories of your husband will give you comfort in the coming days
Phyllis Cheek Garrett
Elaine and children,
I was so sorry to learn of Guy's passing.  i worked for and with Guy at Madison Throwing for a number of years.  I will always remember his attending my Husband's funeral (J. T. Hand, Jr., Madison) a number of years ago (2007)..  His kindness to me was so appreciative and a great honor to be remembered in such a way after so many years..  
Guy was a kind and wonderful person and well-respected by all.
Mildred "Mickey" Hand
Madison,N. C.
Mildred "Mickey' Hand
So sorry to hear of Guy's passing.  Guy was one of a kind, the most gracious man I've ever known.  My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Ron Manuel
The Perkins family would like to give our sincere heart for you at this time of sorry. We are  so sorry for the loss of Big Guy and we will continue to pray for your family 
Angie Perkins
Thinking of Guy brings positive thoughts, since he was always quite positive, supportive and patient. He was a true mentor for me, teaching the complexities of textiles, and life, for the ~ 25 years that I worked with him. We traveled extensively (and often) all over the country together for Macfield and Unifi, and together we made a dedicated and successful sales team. I am blessed to have known Guy; he was one of the rare, truly good guys to walk this earth. And so we know he is in a better place now. God bless you Guy.   JEFFREY W JAEGER
Gwen and I were saddened to hear of Guy's passing. Guy was a good Guy, always trying to do the right thing. The world is richer for his having been here and we shall miss him.
Tom and Gwen

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