Sergeant First Class (Retired) Gary Mackey, 69, passed away Monday June 24, 2019 at his home in Saint Cloud, Florida.
Gary was born on January 9, 1950 in Maryville Missouri. He was a proud Spoofhound and graduated from Maryville High School in 1968. He was a proud Veteran of the US Army, serving from 1968 to 1988. He was an avid pool player, card player and bowler. He loved gardening and working with tools. He built mostly every piece of furniture he owned. He loved the Royals and watched them play every night. He was also a lifelong Chiefs fan and rooted them on every Sunday during football season. He was strong and had a loving and caring heart.
Gary is survived by son Lonny Mackey and his wife Georgia, son Jay Mackey and his wife Barb, daughter Toni Mackey and her husband John Wilson, brother Chris Mackey, brother Tim Mackey and his wife Gina, seven grandchildren Matthew Bond, Christopher Mackey, Taylor McQuinn, Brett Mackey, Faith Ross, Shawn Mackey, and Brayden Mackey and three great grandchildren. He was proceeded in death by his parents, Russell Mackey and Helen Mackey and brother Mike Mackey.
A celebration of life will be held at the Maryville Senior Center from Noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 13, 2019.
Flowers can be sent to 620 W. 1st St, Maryville, MO 64468 or in lieu of donations to the family please send them in his name to the Maryville Senior Center at 1210 E. 1st St, Maryville, MO 64468.