Big Spring Herald

Irland Faye McCormick


Irland Faye McCormick, 88, formerly of Llano and Big Spring,Texas died in his daughters home in Junction surrounded by all of his Girls. He lost a good, good fight with Cancer. He died pain free and peacefully with the help of his Hospice Team.

He was born in Big Spring and met the love of his life, Jueldeen Thompson, in their High School Algebra class. He began walking her home from school. They were married on August 19, 1950; both at the age of 16. They remained lovingly devoted for 63 years, at the time of her passing.

Irland was called up to serve his Country in the Korean War with the United States Army. He left his young bride while she was expecting their first child. He was born while Irland was still engaged in Korea. During his time with the Army he received several Achievemen­t awards for outstandin­g service. He returned home and began his long career with The Federal Government as a Civil Servant. He refueled the “Screaming T-37 and T38’s on the Flight line at Webb Air Force Base. Upon its closure he was transferre­d to Keesler AFB at Biloxi, Ms. Later he transferre­d to Goodfellow AFB at San Angelo, Tx. Then retiring after 30 plus years of distinguis­hed service.

Irland was also a Country Western/ Swing Singer & Electric Bassist. He played many years with Hoyle and Jody Nix at the Stampede in Big Spring. On intermissi­ons he would dance with his wife Jueldeen and several of the other Band members wives. He sang his last song on August 10, 2021

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