In Memoriam

Charles MacLean, III

Charles MacLean, III

Charles fell from a tree stand while hunting on December 20th., 2006

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07/17/13 11:18 PM #1    

Peggy Latimer (Aldrich)

MACLEAN Charles Donald (Mac) MacLean III, 50, of Tavares, FL passed away on January 20, 2006. Mac was born November 1, 1955 in Jacksonville, Florida, one of seven children born to Don and Georgia MacLean. He graduated from Terry Parker High School in 1973 where he lettered in Track and Field. Mac was a member of the Boy Scouts of America Order of the Arrow and an Eagle Scout. Mac served with the American Red Cross Volunteer Life Saving Corps as a Life Guard in Jacksonville Beach, FL following a tradition begun by his father. His love of life and his strengths would lead to several experiences saving the lives of others. Mac loved the outdoors and spent much time fishing and hunting with his family and friends. He loved to have fun and never met a stranger. Mac graduated from the University of Florida in Gainesville in 1982 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Ornamental Horticulture with specialties in Nursery Management and Wholesale Plant Productions. He would spend over twenty years in the nursery industry beginning as a grower for Oakdale Nursery, then Tissue Culture Lab Manager, and ultimately President and CEO of Twyford International. Mac's work often gave him opportunities to travel world-wide for business, suiting his adventuresome spirit. Mac was well known throughout the industry and was highly respected. Mac was a member of the Hash House Harriers, a World Wide Organization dedicated to the pursuit of fun and a healthy life style. On September 4th, 1993, he married Christine Beard, in Royal, Illinois. Immediately after the marriage, they moved to Costa Rica to handle Mac's job responsibilities, spending seven years there before moving back to central Florida in 2000. This marriage was blessed with three children - Allison, Caroline, and Cameron. His family was his main focus in life. He and his family are members of Saint Philip Lutheran Church where Mac served on the Church Council and Mutual Ministry Committee. Mac died on Friday, January 20, 2006 , of injuries resulting from a fall while hunting for deer, an activity he enjoyed and participated in since his youth. His death brings deep sorrow and grief to all who knew him and his gifts will be greatly missed by everyone. Mac is survived by his Wife, Christine MacLean and Children, Allison, Caroline, and Cameron of Tavares, FL; Parents, C. Donald MacLean, Jr. and Georgia (Molter) MacLean of Jacksonville, FL; In-Laws, Carl and Donna Beard of St. Joseph, IL; Brother, Paul MacLean (Kim), of Havana, FL; Sisters, Melanie Cross (Richard), and Jan MacLean of Jacksonville, FL, Melissa Turner (Frank) of McDonough, GA, Marjorie MacLean (Majed Abu Ajameyeh) of Evanston, IL; Sister-In-Law, Melanie Beard of Rantoul, IL; Numerous Aunts & Uncles, Nieces and Nephews. Mac was preceded in death by his Sister, Julia MacLean. A Funeral Service celebrating his life will be held on Thursday, January 26, 2006 at St. Phillip Lutheran Church of Mount Dora, FL., at 4:00 PM. The family will receive friends at Lake Receptions, 4425 Hwy. 19A, Mount Dora, on Wednesday from 6-8 PM. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the National Foliage Foundation, Charles “Mac” MacLean Endowment, c/o FNGLA, 1533 Park Center Drive, Orlando, FL 32835-5705. Online Guestbook available at . Arrangements by Harden/Pauli Funeral Home, Eustis. Please Sign the Guestbook @

Published in the Florida Times-Union on January 25, 2006

08/20/14 09:18 AM #2    

Penny Boswell (Dilenno Brown)

Charlie, I remember you so well...the beach parties and all the laughter!  Rest well old friend!  I know you are missed by your always made everyone smile!

11/03/18 02:45 PM #3    

Rick Cardinal

Mac was my one of my best friends.I have vivid memories of him getting on the back of my little 125cc Yamaha Enduro, and we went everywhere on that thing. We would go all the way to the beach from Arlington on that thing. He usually rode to school with me on it, and later in my red VW. We lost touch after I got transferred to Cleveland in '78, We re-connected in early 2000's, but never got together. My times with him are the best memories I have of Parker. RIP Mac.

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