William Hamilton (Bill) McAfee, Jr., a South Carolina native and longtime resident of Columbia, passed away unexpectedly due to injuries suffered after a fall while climbing in the North Carolina mountains on Monday, January 2, 2012. Bill was born in Charleston, SC on February 20, 1971, and spent most of his childhood in Virginia. Bill was the son of William Hamilton and Marilyn Maddex McAfee Sr. of Columbus, Ga. and older brother to Courtney McAfee Cuthbertson, who resides in Maryland with her family. He will be remembered with love by his uncle, James Landon Maddex, of Salem, with whom he was very close. Adored by his wife of seventeen years, Teresa Morley McAfee, Bill was also blessed with and was a devoted father to his three children Rachel (17), Hamilton (14) and Landon (11) who will miss him dearly. A graduate of The Citadel in 1993, Bill was a 1st Battalion Executive Officer, Distinguished Naval Student, and a Marine Corps Contract Cadet. Bill was also an honors graduate of the United States Marine Corps Officer Candidate School. Bill enjoyed a successful career as the Chief Financial Advisor and President of WHM Capital Advisors in Columbia, servicing clients from the Carolinas to the Middle East. He was a published author in several professional journals and a featured guest on radio and television programs. He also served for five years on the adjunct faculty at the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina. His activity in the business and civic communities extended to several certifications and designations: Certified Financial Planner (CFP), Certified Accredited Valuation Analyst (AVA), Chairman for the SC Club for Growth, served on Lake Murray Young Life Committee, Board Member for Palmetto Arts Society, Member of Transition Team for SC Treasurer Curtis Loftis, Member of Palmetto Club, and Former Board Member Center for Global Strategies. Blessed by the Lord in 2004 as an organ donor recipient, Bill lived life to the fullest, enjoying the challenges of leisure and competitive activities including climbing, triathlons, and running. He most especially loved sharing the love of Christ with friends and family. He will be remembered for his enduring faith, his ability to inspire those around him, his energy for life and his love of all the gifts God had given to him and to his family. Bill was a good man, a wonderful Christian who deeply loved the Lord, and a friend to so many. He will be missed by all who knew him but we rejoice that he now beholds his Savior face to face. His life would be most honored and celebrated if those he has left behind would carry on his habit of boldly telling others how great and wide and deep is the love of Christ. Friends and family are invited to a worship service to honor God and celebrate Bill’s life at 11 a.m. Friday, January 6, 2012, at Christ Church of the Carolinas in Columbia with burial to follow in Elmwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to any of the following organizations: Harvest Hope Food Bank at www.harvesthope.org, Autism Speaks at www.autismspeaks.org, Live School at www.liveschool.org, Lake Murray Young Life at www.lakemurray.younglife.org, or Donate Life at www.donatelife.net. Please sign the online guestbook at www.dunbarfunerals.com. Tags: 1993

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