Kenneth P. “Mc” McCormick Sr., 74, of Long Beach, passed away on Friday, Jan. 29, 2010, in Long Beach, where he had resided since 1961. He attended Delta State Univ. and graduated from Mississippi State. He earned Masters and Specialist degrees at the University of Southern Mississippi. Mr. McCormick taught at Long Beach High School for 27 years and taught at Gulfport High School after retirement. He was member of First Baptist Church of Long Beach, enjoyed woodworking, oil painting and making jewelry. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernst B. McCormick and Ruby G. Hollis McCormick Brister. Survivors include his wife, Margie McCormick of Long Beach, his children, Patty Lincoln (Rodney) of Starkville, Cynthia Boyette (Dale) of Woolmarket, Susan Poolson, of Gulfport and Kenneth P. McCormick Jr. (Terri) of Daphne, Ala.; siblings, Louis Edwin Brister, Jeanette Ivie, Beverly Hale, Donald Brister and Lee Brister, all of Texas; grandchildren, Kaitlyn and Madisyn Lincoln, Jessica, Joshua, and Jaclyn Boyette.

Visitation was held on Monday, Feb. 1, 2010, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Riemann Family Funeral Home, 19130 Commission Road, Long Beach. Service were held on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010, at 9:45 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. Burial followed at Biloxi National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to St. Jude Children’s Research Center, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to the de l'Epee Deaf Center, 1450 North Street Gulfport, MS 39507.