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Salem Funeral Home
120 South Main Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Saturday, Jul 23, 2016
3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
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Salem Funeral Home Chapel
120 South Main Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Saturday, Jul 23, 2016
4 p.m.
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Harry McCarroll (Mac) Liggett
Jun 18, 1946 - Jul 19, 2016
Forsyth County
Harry McCarroll (Mac) Liggett, 70, died unexpectedly at home on July 19.  He was born in Louisville, Kentucky, grew up across the river in Hardinsburg, Indiana, and attended Oakland City University. Mac was an adventurer at heart. During four years in the U.S. Navy, he visited many ports of call throughout the world and served as a radar technician on board the destroyer Myles C. Fox off the coast of Vietnam. He worked for AT&T as a computer technician for more than 20 years and spent most of his spare time sailing the New England waters near his home in Connecticut. After retirement, Mac sold all his belongings and sailed alone down the East Coast to the Dominican Republic, where he fell in love with the people there and lived for 13 years. He relocated to Winston-Salem to address health issues and to be near family, but his heart was always with the ocean and sailing. He will be missed by his fellow residents at Forsyth Court Retirement Center, where he was known for singing and playing his guitar, and especially for his Elvis impressions. He is survived by a son, Brian McCarroll Liggett, wife Danielle, grandson Hunter, and granddaughter Ashley, all of Columbus, Indiana. His North Carolina family survivors include a sister and brother-in-law, Ginny and Bert Simpson; a niece, Stephanie Keys and husband Dr. Robert Keys; a nephew, Joe Simpson; and a great-niece, Sarah Church, of Hollywood, FL. A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 23 at 4:00 p.m. with a visitation one hour before at Salem Funeral Home Chapel, 120 S. Main St., Winston-Salem, NC 27101. The family wishes to thank the many friends and members of the medical community who supported Mac during his time in Winston-Salem. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Senior Services Meals on Wheels program, or to Hospice and Palliative Care Center of Winston-Salem. Online condolences may be sent to www.salemfh.com.

 
 
 
 
Condolences
Sue Radcliffe jones
Mac was a dear friend. We grew up together and have good memories. We attended Hardinsburg high school, was looking forward to seeing him in August. He will be greatly missed. Love your friend , Iona Sue Radcliffe Jones
 
 
Patrick L. Boucher
I knew Mac many years ago. He gave me my first guitar lessons as well as basketball. Although a few years older, he was always quick to include me in things if I, being younger, was being left out. As Jim Nichols mentioned, his three legged dog Nappy was his constant companion. I am saddened to hear of his passing, but happy to see what a wonderful adventuresome life he led. Rest well Mac, see you again.
 
 
Sandy Jones Haworth
I am so sadden to hear this! I have known Mac all my life. He was a wonderful person and friend. He was so talented, and comical too! I remember when Brian was born. You are all in my prayers. May God give you all comfort in this time of sorrow.
 
 
Ann Wisehart Glass
Ginny & all, I am still saddened by the news of Mac's death. So many memories of our growing up together in Hardinsburg...school days, and later college days at Oakland City together. He was a dear friend, and always in your corner when things were tough. Sorry I never got to see him sailing the coast, but can surely imagine it. He would have been smiling from ear to ear and enjoying every moment as he did life! My prayers are with you.
 
 
Jim Nichols
Ginny & family, I was terribly sorry to hear of Mac’s passing. I enjoyed the opportunity to talk to him when you were in Paoli several months ago. He was a wonderful person when we were growing up together many years ago. I’m sure there are a few people who will also remember him riding his bike into Hardinsburg with his dog Nappy following along on three legs. So many great memories. Jim Nichols Katy, TX
 
 
Lonnie and Sarah Ratliff
We are so sorry for your loss.
 
 
Johnny and Martha Powell
We are so sorry for your loss.
 
 
Bernadette Cianciullo
I am so very sorry for your loss. I worked with Mac many years ago and he was a great guy. My prayers go to you at this time.
 
 
Dinny Forbes
Mac and my Mother, Yvonne Forbath, shared a very special bond. They had many wonderful conversations that lifted her spirits, and I will always be grateful to him for that. He was a gentle soul with a ready smile and will be greatly missed.
 
 
Jan Walker
I met Mac very recently at Forsyth Court. He was always ready to brighten your day and share a smile or a story of his travels. Even through my few interactions with him, it was clear that Mac was a fun character. I am sorry to hear he won't make it back to the Dominican Republic he loved. He and his guitar will be missed. My sympathy to his family.
 
 
Linda Perrone
Mac was a wonderful friend; a gentle, kind soul who will be much missed by all those who knew him. We are saddened to see his sailboat sailing away from us but there are many cheering his arrival on the other side. I am so glad I got to see him last year, it was such a wonderful visit. Please accept my heartfelt condolences. I will keep him and all of you in my prayers. Sincerely Linda Perrone
 
 
Cindy (Bakos) Andrews
am so sorry to just now hear of my friend Mac's passing. I worked with Mac at AT&T and quickly became friends with him. How could you not be friends with Mac? He always had a smile and a story. I shared many good times with him and many laughs. I was so happy to see him live his dream in his sailboat, but also was sad to see him go. I will always remember you "Mr Mac" from Lou-ville, Kentucky, not "Louey-ville!" RIP Mac Cindy
 
 
Rich and Chickie Kidd
We are so sorry to hear of the loss of Mac. We worked with Mac at ATT for many years and he was the best man at our wedding in CT. Sadly we lost touch when he sailed to the DR on his Carribbean adventure. We did say we always expected to see him when we were in the islands. He was a kind man with a gentle soul, he will be missed.
 
 
 
 
 
 

         

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