Hugh Macy Favor Jr

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On September 10th, 2021, Hugh Macy Favor, Jr. passed away quietly after a long illness, surrounded by family. We mourn his passing, and at the same time celebrate his life. Macy, born to Hugh Macy Favor, Sr. and Jacqueline Dupree Favor, was raised in Buffalo, New York, the second of three children, sister Sharon (nieces Raven and Rayna) sister Dietra (Curtis Sr; nephew Curtis Jr. and nieces Leyana, Janell).

Macy was educated in the Buffalo New York Catholic School System, graduating from Bishop Turner High school in 1975. He continued his extensive education, graduating from Franklin University, Columbus, Ohio in 1981, with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, and a Masters in Business Administration, in 1986, from the University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio. Macy then pursued a Juris Doctor (J.D.) from Capital University Law and Graduate Center, Columbus, Ohio, graduating cum laude in 1993, with a class ranking of 13 of 233 and becoming Business Editor of the Capital Law Review, among other honors and awards. In addition, Macy received an LL. M. In Taxation in 1997, also from Capital University Law and Graduate Center, Columbus, Ohio, with a class ranking of 1 of 23, and an Award for Highest Cumulative GPA, among other honors.

Macy’s professional and business endeavors included founding of Favor Legal Services & Co., L.P.A., President, 1998 to the present; Adjunct Professor, Federal Income Tax Instructor, Capital University Law & Graduate Center, 1998 to the present; Trust Division Vice President, Administrative Section Manager, The Huntington National Bank, Columbus, Ohio, 1995 to 1998; Associate, Porter, Wright, Morris & Arthur, Columbus, Ohio, 1993 to 1995; admission to the United States Tax Court, 2001, State Bar of Ohio, 1993, Certified Public Accountant, Accountancy Board of Ohio, 1986; and founding of music businesses in Columbus, Ohio, including Continuous Play Enterprises, Gospel Music Production, First Friday, Any Friday Inc. and Just Friends. Macy, from 1998 to 2005 was the instrumental attorney in all of the successful endeavors and accomplishments of the HBCU Classics, Salutes to our African American Youth and communities, to which he loved and serviced, recalls John Pace, the CEO & President.

Macy’s dedication to Fraternal and community service was characterized by his membership in the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, since April 2001, and maintaining an interest in the preservation and revitalization of neighborhoods in Columbus, Ohio by serving as Treasurer on the Board of Trustees for the Columbus Neighborhood Design Assistance Center from 1998 to 2001. Moreover, Macy was honored to receive The 2000 Martin Luther King, Jr. Image Award from the Capital University & Graduate Center.

Macy was married to Bernadette Patterson on August 21,1982, and from their union three sons were born, Hugh Macy Favor III, Reginald R. Favor, and Tevin T. Favor.  Macy was blessed to become father-in-law, grandfather welcoming Brittany, Reginald’s wife, and their son, Cole Jackson and daughter Isla Rae.  Macy was also godfather of Diandra and Maya. Although Macy and Bernadette’s marriage ended in divorce, they remained friends for the rest of his life, ensuring family harmony and unity. He embraced the blended family created when Bernadette and Gary Jenkins married, celebrating an expanded circle of love.

Macy will be sorely missed by his cousin/son Trevor, stepmother Brenda, his mother in love, Annie, his other mother “Mom Moore”, and “Daughter/Friend Diane”. He will also be missed by a host of family, friends, colleagues and clients.

Visitation 10:00 AM and Memorial Service 11:00 AM Saturday, September 18, 2021 at Triedstone Missionary Baptist Church, 858 E. 3rd Ave. Mask and Social Distancing are required. Ministry of Comfort entrusted to MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE NORTH, 2500 Cleveland Ave. Services can be streamed at


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  1. William W. Patmon III

    Exceptional lawyer. He will be missed for his wise counsel. Atty. Bill Patmon of the Patmon Law Firm LLC. My prayers and condolences to his family.

  2. We were in the same office, have known Macy for several years.

    Was always so upbeat! We will miss him.

  3. Denise and Dewey Ortiz

    Macy we’ve know you since high school. What a wonderful life we all had through high school and at Ohio State. You will be missed by many family and friends. Blessing to your family

  4. Ted & Melanie Murdaugh

    To the family of Attorney Macy Favor: We are sad to hear of the passing of Macy, our long-time friend and advisor. Macy was one of the first professionals that we met when we moved here from Houston over 27 years ago. While our first encounter was for business purposes, we soon developed a more personal relationship that endured over the years. Aside from being highly skilled and intelligent he had compassion for those he served both professionally and personally. He lived a purpose driven life and lived it well in his service to humanity. We thank God for his life, his living and now for his legacy.

    May God’s Grace sustain you during this time of mourning and transition.

  5. To the Favor Family,

    The Chandler family sends our condolences and prayers to you. We came to know the Family when Tevin and Brian (BC) played basketball together. We will continue to keep you in our prayers. Mason, rest in peace.

  6. Haynes Law, PLLC -Eleanor B. Haynes, Attorney

    Attorney Macy Favor was an excellent and outstanding member of the Columbus Legal Community. He will be missed by his professional peers. Our prayers and thoughts are with the Family during this difficult time of loss and mourning. May the peace of the Lord comfort you and keep you in perfect peace.

  7. Dr. David Richardson, JD, DBA

    Macy, as a colleague and friend in the legal community, it was a pleasure to have known you. You are a mentor and one of the finest attorneys that I have ever known. Thank you for your unwavering kindness, competent advice, and most of all, your friendship. I will never forget. Until we all meet again…

  8. Jimmy & Flormargarita (Rita) Lilly

    Macy was a long time friend and brother to our family. We will miss his sense of humor and laughter. May god comfort and give the family peace during this time of bereavement. Lil Macy, Reg, Tevin, and Bern you are all in our thoughts and prayers! May god continue to bless y’all! The Lilly Family

  9. Our thoughts, prayers and deepest sympathy to the Favor Family

    With Love,

    Gerri and Reamus

  10. Macy was highly regarded and respected. He was a mentor and friend. He will be missed. Condolences to his family friends. Crucita Flecha, Flecha Law, Ltd.

  11. To the family of Macy Favor. I am sadden to learn of passing of Macy. I became acquainted with Macy in October of 1982. We were fellow recruits in a training class for newly hired Revenue Agents. I remember how he would advocate for his position in training exercises we did. He was a great student and his intellect served him well in his law career. May our Lord comfort you and give you peace as you mourn his passing.

  12. Macy and I met in college and worked together at the IRS. One of the brightest minds GOD ever put on this earth. We always stayed connected and shared stories of are families over the years. Macy will be surely missed. May GOD bless the Favor family.
    Respectfully Edward and Lynette Dudley, Sr.

  13. Maurice Grigsby Sr.

    Macy was a good friend in Christ and a fellow Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity brother. I have been blessed to known him. May the peace of God comfort his family during this time of transition.

  14. Our condolences to the Favor family. Our prayers are with you all.
    Ransford & Dianne Bailey

  15. Fabienne Goins-Butler

    My deepest condolences to the Favors family

  16. I wish to extend to the family of Macy Favor my sincere condolences in the loss of such a fine man. While working for the IRS, serving in the secondary position of recruiter, I met Macy. I knew that he was a very intelligent person and an above average employee. He will be sorely missed.

  17. My sincere condolences to the family for the loss of your love one Mr. Macy Favor.

  18. Ambrose Moses III, Esq.

    Macy was a passionate and very effective lawyer and professional service provider. The impact of his professionalism was magnified by his teaching and advising other lawyers. Anytime you met with Macy it was an opportunity to learn, laugh, and appreciate the moment. Macy will be missed but remembered fondly and with inspiration. We send our prayers of comfort and condolences to Bernadette, Macy III, Tevin, Reginald, and the Favor family.

    Ambrose Moses III, Esq.

  19. From your Atlanta family we send our love and prayers.

  20. Debbie Thomas Humphrey

    My condolence to the family. I have many memories of good times with Bernadette, Macy and family. May God continue to send strength to Bernadette and the Favor Family.

  21. Robert & Barbara Payton

    My deepest condolences to the Favors and Jekins families.

  22. Elder Delores Greene

    Family, I didn’t know and had not heard until today. I am sorry for your loss and I am praying for your comfort. We know that God is able to do exceeding, abundantly above all that we can ask or think during this time. May God continue to bless and keep you at this time and onward.

  23. Favor family,
    My deepest condolences to you. I was unware of his passing until today. Macy was a wonderful man who helped so many. He will always be remembered for his wonderful laugh and much positive outlook on life.

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