Robert Michael “Mike” McCaffrey, 77, of Blackshear, passed away Tuesday, April 16, 2019, at the Hospice Satilla Hospice House in Waycross.

Born in Childersburg, AL August 7, 1941, he had lived in Jacksonville, FL for many years before moving to Pierce County 13 years ago. He retired from CSX Transportation where he had worked as a special agent with the railroad police.  Collecting railroad memorabilia was his hobby and his collection was extensive.  He was a member of First Baptist Church – Blackshear – where he was in the Enriched Sunday school class.  He had also served on the Counting Committee and helped to organize Operation Christmas Child. 

He was a son of the late Glenn and Helen Owens McCaffrey. He was also preceded in death by a son, James Gregory Harper.

Survivors include his wife of 24 years, Jo Ann McSwain McCaffrey, Blackshear; two sons, Jon McCaffrey, Jacksonville, FL and Charles (Dana) McCaffrey, Sarasota, FL; a brother, Glenn Arthur (Julie) McCaffrey, Greenwood, SC; a grandson, Ryan Gregory and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, April 19, from the Pearson-Dial Chapel.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home chapel immediately following the service.

Memorialization is by cremation.

Memorials may be made to the Hospice Satilla Hospice House, 811 Beacon St., Waycross, GA  31501.

Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online register at

Pearson-Dial Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.

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