Robert “Bob” Craig McAfee was born July 12, 1944, in Pensacola, Florida, and peacefully passed on February 17, 2023, after a long, hard-fought battle with cancer. Bob loved his beautiful wife, Miriam, and his West Highland White Terriers, Miles & Patrick. A lively, spirited man, he graduated from Florida State University where he served as President of Delta Tau Delta. After graduation he joined the Navy following in his father’s footsteps, as a naval aviator, during the Vietnam war era. After completing his military service, he became a commercial airline pilot for three decades, ﬂying for Southern Airways, Republic Airways and Northwest Airlines, providing exemplary and safe service for thousands of passengers, becoming the Director of Flying. During this time, he continued to serve his country in the Navy Reserves as squadron leader, retiring from the military at the rank of Captain in the late 1980’s.
Bob is survived by his wife, Miriam; his son, Warren; daughter-in-law, Chrissy; and granddaughter, Hannah; their daughter, Kennedy Granger and son, Andrew “Drew” Granger, and Patrick their “Westie". He is now reunited with his daughter, Merrill, who preceded him in death, in heaven.
He will be greatly missed, especially by his wife, Miriam, and family, his many friends, the veteran community, fellow parishioners at Christ Church in Ponte Vedra Beach, staff and members of the Ponte Vedra Inn & Club, and fellow members of the American Legion Post #233, where he served as a Legionnaire Ofﬁcer.
Bob lived life to the fullest every day; “In the hearts of those who loved you, you will always be there."
A Memorial Service will be held Thursday, February 23, 2023, 2 pm, at Christ Church, 400 San Juan Drive, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, 32082.