Carmon "Mac" McCain, 63, of Lubbock, passed away suddenly, Thursday, February 24, 2022. Carmon was born in Midland, Texas on June 18, 1958, to the late C. E. McCain and Margie (Stewart) McCain.
Carmon attended and graduated from Midland High School in 1976. Following graduation from Midland High and Midland College, he attended Texas Tech University where he obtained his bachelor's degree in journalism and public relations in 1985.
Carmon met the love of his life, Karen Gross, and they were united in marriage on May 28, 1983, in Lubbock, Texas.
Carmon has worked for the High Plains Underground Water Conservation District #1 for the past 34 years. He was the Public Information and Education Supervisor. He had a passion for teaching water conservation to students and agricultural producers on the South Plains. While at the Water District, Carmon was the editor of the monthly newsletter, The Cross Section.
Carmon was a proud member of Lions Clubs International for most of his life. He formally joined his first Lions Club at age 18. With credit for the time he spent in Leo Clubs as a teenager, he was a Lion for 50 years, and was awarded the Milestone Chevron Award. He was the driving force behind the Lubbock Hub Lions Club and served as their Club Secretary and Club Treasurer for decades. He was also the Club's Marketing and Communications Chairman for several terms.
Carmon served the Lions of the entire South Plains region as Governor of District 2-T2 in 1995-1996. Following his service as District Governor, Carmon remained active in District Lions activities, including numerous terms as the District Cabinet Secretary, Editor of the District Newsletter, and served as the District Global Membership Team Chairman. Carmon also served the Lions of the entire State of Texas as the Statewide Public Relations and Information Chairman for several years.
Carmon was a second-generation Lion and a second-generation District Governor.
Carmon was a very decorated Lions Club member. He was a Melvin Jones Fellow, a Texas Lions Foundation Fellow, and the holder of an Advancement Membership Key. Many Lions go through their entire career and never receive an award from the organization's International President. Carmon received two International President's medals for exceptional service and dedication to the organization. Carmon was also recently nominated for consideration into the Texas Lions Hall of Fame.
He loved hiking and backpacking, especially throughout Big Bend National Park. He made yearly trips to Big Bend and the International Chili Cook-Off in Terlingua.
Those left to cherish Carmon's memory include his wife, Karen; one daughter, Kimberly McCain Huneycutt and her husband Jordan of Frisco; three grandchildren, Charlotte Huneycutt, Henry Huneycutt, and Daniel Huneycutt; one sister, Nena Nix and her husband Larry of Alto, New Mexico; nephew, Russell Nix-Buckner of Cypress; brother-in-law, Brian Gross and his wife Brenda Jobes of Lubbock; niece, Heather Carson of Boerne; and several cousins. Carmon was preceded in death by his parents.
Celebration of Life Memorial Services for Carmon will be held at 2 PM on Saturday, November 19, 2022, at the Venue on Broadway, 2202 Broadway, Lubbock, TX. Cremation arrangements and memorial services are under the personal care and direction of Combest Family Funeral Homes and Crematory.
The family requests that memorial donations in Carmon's memory be made to the Texas Lions Camp, 4100 San Antonio Highway, Kerrville, Texas 78028.