Arlinzo McCormick

October 23, 1956 ~ September 1, 2020 (age 63)

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Arlinzo McCormick, age 63 of 111 14th Street, Sanford, NC transitioned into eternal rest on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at Central Carolina Hospital.

Arlinzo “Cattie” McCormick was born October 23, 1956. He was the son of the late Margie Lee McGee-Clegg and  Bobby Gene Clegg and Janie and Jessie McCormick.

Cattie, as he was affectionately called was a hard worker. “Class of 75”, he spent 30 years working in the auto industry.

Cattie would always lend a helping hand.  He was glad to  help anyone with any project.  He had a love for fast cars, big motor trucks and the Dallas Cowboys. He had a laugh that was contagious.  Cattie loved to tell jokes and prank his family. He was a great man with a great big heart.

On June 20, 1981, he married the love of his life, Retha Williams. Together they were a team.  They lived a wonderful life.  They became a comedy team of sorts.  They worked on their yard and family projects.  Cattie and Retha rode dirt bikes and four wheelers.

Cattie and Retha raised two daughters, Denise W. Campbell (Eric) and Jan W. Ward (Charnell).  He was a proud grand-father of four, Quencie, Jazzriel, Malia and his only grandson, Chance.

Cattie and Chance were inseparable. Cattie taught Chance how to garden, cut grass, and work on cars, as well as four wheelers.  In Cattie’s eyes, Chance could do no wrong.

Cattie was preceded in death by his two sisters, Mary Alice Clegg and Jeanette Dal’ge both of Fort Pierce, Florida.

Other than his wife of 39 years, Retha and their children and grandchildren. He leaves a sister, Carolyn Chesney McNeil of Sanford, NC; five brothers, Bobby Clegg (Linda) of Sanford, NC, Raymond Piggie of Baltimore, MD, Joe Clegg of Syracuse, Sherman Johnson of Brooklyn, NY and Thomas Lee McGhee AKA “Ricky Knight” of Manhattan, NY; brothers in law, Jimmie Williams (Ilona), and JD Williams (Gloria); a special cousin, Phyllis P. Henry and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.


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Graveside Service
September 4, 2020

11:00 AM
Lee Memory Garden
2600 Hawkins Ave.
Sanford, NC 27330

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