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Wesley Ray McCaskill

January 4, 1926 — June 2, 2023

Clemson

Wesley Ray McCaskill

Wesley Ray “Mac” McCaskill, 97, of Clemson, husband to Rebecca Floyd McCaskill, passed away June 2, 2023.

Born in Pinebluff, NC, he was the son of the late Clarence and Emma McMaster McCaskill. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina, and his master’s degree from Clemson University. Mac worked as a chemist at Clemson University. He served his country proudly in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II as a gunner on a B-29. He was a member of Clemson United Methodist Church, where he previously served as the Assistant Secretary on the church’s Finance Committee. Ray was a life member of the Clemson Lions Club and enjoyed woodworking, gardening, family and friends. 

He is survived by his children, Marianna Simmons and husband, Neil of North Augusta, SC, and Wes McCaskill and wife, Felicia of Easley; grandchildren, William Simmons, Austin McCaskill, and Hunter McCaskill; great-grandchildren, Jordan Simmons and Elliot Simmons; and step great-grandson, Levi Bales. 

Ray was predeceased by his parents and siblings, Clarence Garland McCaskill, Jessie Willow Sutherland, and Josephine Alice Dowd.

The family will receive friends on Monday, June 12, 2023 from 12:00 p.m. until 12:45 p.m. at Duckett-Robinson Funeral Home.

A memorial service will follow at 1:00 p.m. in the funeral home chapel.

The burial will take place at a later date in Woodland Cemetery at Clemson University.

Memorial contributions can be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 200 Vessey Street, 28th Floor, New York, NY 10281, Clemson United Methodist Church Choir Fund, 300 Frontage Road, Clemson, SC 29631, or a charity of your choice.

Duckett-Robinson Funeral Home is assisting the McCaskill family.

 
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Monday, June 12, 2023

12:00 - 12:45 pm (Eastern time)

Duckett - Robinson Funeral Home

108 Cross Creek Road, Central, SC 29630

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Memorial Service

Monday, June 12, 2023

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Duckett - Robinson Funeral Home

108 Cross Creek Road, Central, SC 29630

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