Funeral services are set Tuesday for a former state representative who also served in the administrations of two different South Carolina governors.
Former. Rep. Will McCain died on Saturday of melanoma, according to the Orangeburg Times & Democrat. He was 60 years old.
McCain served as a Republican in the South Carolina House of Representatives for six years before leaving in 1992 to serve as a legislative liaison under Gov. Carroll Campbell. Two years later, he became Gov. David Beasley’s chief-of-staff from 1994 until 1998.
He later became a managing partner and lobbyist for the government relations firm Kelley, McCain & Smith Owens.
McCain was an Alabama native whose family moved to Orangeburg when he was a kid. He graduated from the University of North Carolina in 1975. He first entered politics when he was elected to the Orangeburg City Council in 1981.
Funeral services after a private burial are planned for 1 p.m. Tuesday at First Presbyterian Church in Columbia. Caughman-Harman Funeral Home of Lexington is handling the arrangements.