On March 25, 2021, Harlan Edward McCall II was called home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. After an extended stay at the Veteran’s Hospital, Harlan was transferred to Adena Regional Medical Center in Chillicothe, Ohio. “Buddy” was born on May 2, 1943 to Frances Elizabeth (Williams) and Harlan Edward McCall Sr.
After high school, Buddy entered the United States Marine Corp where he served his country honorably until medically discharged due to heart and lung surgery. His love for the military did not end there; Buddy continued to instill and promote the military disciplines into the youth in the Coshocton area. As a young adult, Buddy loved and religiously practiced the principles of martial arts.
Harlan accepted Christ and joined the fellowship of St Andrew AME Church of Coshocton, Ohio; but later was baptized and affiliated with New Birth Christian Ministries in Columbus, Ohio.
Buddy was proceeded in death by his parents; his wife, Violet Spencer McCall; two sisters, Gloria McCall Rodgers and Marva McCall; and Stepfather, Warren Meredith. He is survived by one son, Harlan Edward McCall III; two daughters, Yolanda Ray McCall and Stephanie Lynn McCall; four granddaughters, Whitney Taylor Ray McCall Oparaji (George), Asia Rei McCall Kling, Cenell Ray McCall, and Jakayla Nicole Howell; one great granddaughter; Autumn Romilly Ray Davis. In addition to his children and grandchildren, Buddy is survived by two brothers; Stephen Joseph McCall, and Eugene Burton McCall; four sisters, Anne McCall Hogue, Selena McCall, Donna McCall Williams (Ronald) and Debra McCall Taylor; one step sister, Cynthia Meredith Reevs.
To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord! Buddy will be greatly missed, but never forgotten by all who knew and loved him.
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