Maurice Ervin Cammack, Jr., 77, of Gallman, died Saturday, June 20, at his home.
Visitation will be 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday at Stringer Family Funeral Home in Crystal Springs. Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Stringer Family Chapel with interment at Old Crystal Springs Cemetery. Stringer Family Funeral Home in Crystal Springs is handling services.
Born in Terry, on Feb. 25, 1938, he is preceded in death by his parents Maurice and Bessie Rae and two brothers, Don and Ed.
After graduating from Terry High School and marrying his high school sweetheart, Katie Ruth Hall, Maurice joined the United States Army in 1956. During his 26 years of service in the Army, Maurice served multiple tours of duty in Viet Nam and worked in varied Infantry, Artillery, Signal Corps, Army Security Agency, and Military Intelligence assignments. He was a distinguished graduated of the Warrant Officer Senior Course, retiring as a CW4 in 1982 and was awarded the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Meritorious Service, Army Commendation, and National Defense medals along with many other Army service and campaign awards. Many of his military service years were spent as a proud member of the First Calvary Division.
Maurice received a BA degree in Business Administration from Chaminade University in Honolulu, Hawaii, and a Master’s in Business Administration from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. He was a member of the American Management Association, American Society for Industrial Security, The First Calvary Association, American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels.
Upon retirement, he served as site Security Manager for the Northrop Aircraft Division and as a research engineer and supervisor for Lockheed Missiles and Space Company. Starting in 1988, Maurice worked as a faculty member at Copiah-Lincoln Community College as a computer science instructor, eventually being appointed as the Directory of Technology before his retirement in 2000.
Survivors include: his wife Katie Ruth Cammack; daughter Mary Rene’ Simpson (wife of Randy Simpson) of Morton; son William Ervin Cammack of Dallas, TX; granddaughter Courtney Rene’ McInnis (wife of R.J. McInnis) of Pearl; grandsons Brandon and Bradley Simpson of Morton, great-grandson Colston McInnis; and great-granddaughter Mary Landry McInnis of Pearl.