OUR VIEW: LeGree McCamey will be greatly missed

Published 9:30 am Saturday, January 29, 2022

The city of LaGrange and Troup County are mourning the loss of City Councilman LeGree McCamey, who died last week.

McCamey was a LaGrange native, a man who served on the LaGrange City Council for 14 years. In talking to his friends, family and colleagues, his love for this community shines through.

He was also an accomplished musician, and he spent several summers performing in the Summer Theater at Callaway Gardens. He also sang with the Sons of LaFayette and the Good News Choraliers.

We’re about to start Black History Month in February, and the truth is that we start it needing more Black leaders like LeGree McCamey in our community.

We also lost Commissioner Richard English last year, and this community will not be the same without either of these great men.

McCamey’s funeral is Saturday, and we know many in this community will take a few minutes out of their day to pay their respects.

LeGree McCamey will be missed.

His leadership, his voice, his experience as a councilman — all of it will be missed greatly. We thank him for his years of serving this community in various roles.