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Mayes County Obituaries

Jack W. Macy

Submitted by: Jo Aguirre

Funeral services for Jack W. Macy, 88, Pryor, were Wednesday October 17, 2012 at Key Funeral Home Chapel in Pryor. Burial followed at Graham Memorial Cemetery in Pryor under the direction of Key Funeral Home in Pryor.

Jack  was born  to John E. and Daisy Pearl (Ketner) Macy on May 3, 1924 in Cherryvale, Kan. He died Saturday October 13, 2012 in Tulsa.

He grew up  in Cherryvale, Kan. where he graduated from high school in 1942. Jack joined the United States Marine Corps in Feb. of 1943 and served in the Pacific Theater. He was in the invasion at Tarawa where over 3000 Marines were killed in action; it is here that Macy earned a field promotion for bravery and became a Corporal. He was honorably discharged from the military in Jan. of 1946 and returned to his hometown of Cherryvale.

He married Juanita Elene Bowenon March 17, 1946 in Cherryvale. They made their home in Parsons, Kan. for a short time, then moved to Oklahoma where Jack attended Oklahoma A & M University in Stillwater and studied cabinet making and small engine repair. He graduated from OK A&M in 1948. He and Elene moved to Pryor in 1952 where they remained. From their union came two daughters, Gail and Karen.

Macy began working as an insurance agent for Prudential Life Insurance Company and he worked there for 30 years then retired.

Macy had many hobbies that he enjoyed including fishing, freewheel bicycle riding all over Oklahoma with his grandkids, golf and tennis. He enjoyed remote control airplanes, bee keeping and motorcycle riding and traveling. He loved his family dearly and spending time with them was always special.

Jack was a member of the First Christian Church in Pryor where he served as a deacon in the past. He was also a 32nd Degree Mason and a member of the Pryor Lions Club. He was preceded in death by his wife Elene on May 24, 2000, two brothers and two sisters.

He is survived by his two daughters Gail Manley and husband Johnny of Owasso and Karen McGee and husband Charlie of Sand Springs; five grandchildren Greg Dial, Sara DeChaine and husband Matt, Tiffany Parrish and husband Chad, Laura McGee and Brandon McGee and three great-grandchildren Kelsey and Kinsey DeChaine and Allie Parrish and also his special friend Phyllis Hedrick of Pryor.

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