Howard W. MacCollum
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Howard W. MacCollum
  • April 12, 1939 - April 30, 2017
  • Columbia, South Carolina

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COLUMBIA – MSG (Ret.) Howard W. MacCollum, age 78, passed away Sunday, April 30, 2017 at Palmetto Richland Hospital.



Mac was born in Hazleton, PA, the son of the late William and Gertrude Hill MacCollum. He proudly served in the United States Army and as a civil servant at Moncrief Army Hospital. Mac was proud to have served his country in many aspects, serving in the United States Army, most importantly his efforts during the Vietnam War and in his time in Turkey. He received numerous decorations and awards in both careers.



He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Carol; their children, Bill MacCollum (Beverly), Janet Hunter (Jeff), five grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and siblings, Thomas MacCollum, Bill MacCollum and Carol White.



The family would like to express a special thank you to the Staff of 10East of Palmetto Richland Hospital and Palmetto Hospice.



Family will receive friends Friday, May 5, 2017 from 10:00 to 10:30 a.m. at Dunbar Funeral Home, Northeast Chapel. Graveside services will follow at Fort Jackson National Cemetery at 11:00 a.m.



In lieu of flowers, donations may be made New Kirk Presbyterian Church or the church of one’s choice.