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John Alexandria Macon

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RALEIGH — John A. Macon, 98, of Raleigh, passed away on Monday, March 23, 2020. He was born in Wake County the son of the late Letha Viola Smith Macon and Edwin Grady Macon. He was preceded in death by his wife Nellie Kathryn Macon.

He graduated from N.C. State University with an industrial engineer degree and retired from the Mt. Olive Pickle Company with over 25 years of service. John was a mason for 67 years and supported the Masonic Home for Children in Oxford for many years. He did volunteer work at the N.C. State Fair in the produce area for many years.

Due to the coronavirus, a private graveside funeral service was held at Montlawn Memorial Park on Monday, March 30, 2020.

Mr. Macon is survived by his daughters, Frances M. Shepherd and husband Ed of Burlington, Elizabeth M. Taylor of Raleigh and Linda N. Macon of Burbank, California; brothers, Dan, Grady and George Macon, all of Wake Forest; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild on the way.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Masonic Home for Children, 600 College St., Oxford, NC 27565, or by going to the Masonic Home for Children website. Checks can be made to MHCO or Oxford Home in memory of John Macon.

Condolences can be sent to the family by going to and going to the John Macon tribute.