Age 76, of Naples Florida. He died on May 20, 1998 while visiting England.
Formerly of Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia, General McCall moved to Naples in 1996. He was a member of the North Naples United Methodist Church and the Rotary Club of Naples.
General McCall is survived by his wife, Mary, two sisters, Roberta Morris and her husband, Bob, and Betty McCall, all of Venice, Florida; two brothers-in-law, O.B. Wooldrige and his wife, Tew, of Raleigh North Carolina and Bob Wooldridge and his wife, Ruth Lee, of Virginia Beach, Virginia; three sons, Bill McCall and his wife, Sarah, of Houston, Texas, John McCall, and his wife Margo, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Dean McCall of Hawthorne, California; two daughters, Trish McCall of Naples, Florida, and Donna McCall, of Lynchburg, Virginia; a step-son, Bud Wrenn and his wife, Laura, of Interlachen, Florida; two step daughters, Jackie Street of Grundy, Virginia and Cindy Sanders and her husband, Sandy, of Vienna, Virginia.; and seventeen grandchildren. He was pre-deceased by his first wife, Patricia (Rhine) McCall, in Arlington, Virginia.
A veteran of World War II and the Korean War, Bill had a 32-year Air Force career as a pilot and as Chief of Staff for Air for the D.C. Air National Guard. After retiring, Bill enjoyed a successful real estate career in Northern Virginia until moving to Naples, Florida. He enjoyed playing golf and tennis, as well as fishing, dancing and playing bridge. He was also involved in many community activities. The family will receive visitors at the Arlington National Cemetery Chapel, with burial following at Arlington National Cemetery, with date and time to be determined. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory to the North Naples United Methodist Church, 600 Seagate Dr., Naples, Florida.
McCALL, WILLIAM R., JR., Brig Gen, USAF (Ret.), 76
Of Naples, Florida, formerly of Washington, DC and Northern Virginia, on May 20, 1998, while visiting England. His family will receive friends at Arlington Funeral Home, 3901 N. Fairfax Drive on Wednesday, June 3 from 6 to 8 p.m. A funeral service will be held at Arlington National Cemetery Chapel on Thursday, June 4 at 1 p.m., with burial following at Arlington National Cemetery. A reception will follow at Annandale United Methodist Church, 6935 Columbia Pike, Annandale. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the North Naples United Methodist Church, 600 Seagate Dr., Naples, FL 34103.
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