Ireland R. McCall, 68, passed away Sunday, November 11, at the Asheville VA Medical Center. A native of Transylvania County, he was a son of Jewell Owen McCall of Brevard and the late Ray Vernon McCall. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Marcell Veronica McCall. He was a 1968 graduate of Rosman High School and received his Associate degree in Information Systems from Asheville Buncombe College in 1970. He served in the U.S. Army during the Viet Nam war era, and was a recipient of the National Defense Service Medal and the Sharp Shooter M16 badge. He loved country music and was of the Baptist faith.
Mr. McCall is survived, in addition to his mother, by three sisters, Dwyn McCall of Stafford Springs, CT, Rita McCall of Wilmington and Sandra Morris and her husband Wiley of Summerville, SC; two brothers, Kelon McCall and his wife Nancy of Sevierville, TN and David McCall of Greenville, SC; three nephews, Ryan Grasty, Nathan McCall and Matthew Morris and three nieces, Audra Thomas, Rayetta Henderson and Jessica McCall.
A memorial service will be held Wednesday, November 14 at 2:00 pm at Moore Funeral Home in Brevard. Entombment will take place at Forest Lawn Memorial Park Mausoleum in Hendersonville. Memorial contributions may be made to the Mission Rathbun House, 121 Sherwood Rd. Asheville, NC 28803.