Sunday, December 27, 2009

Obituary for Garland Macy

by Pa Rock

The following will run in area newspapers on Tuesday. It was written by Gail and I, with love.

Garland Eugene Macy

Garland Macy was born in rural Newton County, Missouri, on October 19, 1924. He passed away on Christmas morning, 2009, at Freeman Hospital in Neosho.

Mr. Macy was preceded in death by his wife, Florine (Sreaves) Macy who died in 1986, his father and mother, Charles E. Macy and Hazel (Nutt) Macy, and two brothers, Wayne Macy and Tommy Macy. He is survived by his sister, Mrs. Betty Lankford of Seneca, a son, Rocky Macy of Litchfield Park, AZ, and a daughter, Gail Macy of Fayetteville, AR.

Other survivors include seven grandchildren: Nick Macy of West Plains, MO; Heidi and Jason Pfetcher of London, England; Molly and Scott Files of Salem, OR; Tiffany and Nathan Burke of Lowell, AR; Tim and Erin Macy of Kansas City, MO; Justin and Lisa Smith of Springdale, AR; and Reed Smith of Las Vegas, NV.

There are six great-grandchildren: Boone Macy, Lauren Pfetcher, Sebastian Files, Brieanna Burke, Ruby Pfetcher, and Judah Files.

Garland Macy was a staff sergeant with the Army Air Corps during World War II. He served in England and France and was awarded the Purple Heart.

Mr. Macy was a prominent businessman and real estate broker in the Noel area for many years. He was a past member of the Noel School Board, the Noel Chamber of Commerce, the Noel City Council, and the board of directors for the State Bank of Noel.

Garland Macy will be mourned and missed by his family and his community. He was a good friend and neighbor to the people of Noel, the town that he called home for over fifty years.

The family will hold a visitation at the Ozark Funeral Home in Noel this Tuesday evening from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. The funeral service will be Wednesday, December 30th, at 10 a.m. at the Ozark Funeral Home in Noel, followed by burial with full military honors at the Noel Cemetery.

Pall bearers will be grandsons and the husbands of granddaughters.

Contributions may be made to “Friends of the Department of Social Services of McDonald County,” through the Ozark Funeral Home. The organization helps to meet the needs of children in foster care.

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1 comment:

dan abraham said...

Hi Rock
I'm sorry to hear about your dad passing. He was a good man and really helped the Noel community. I remember watching my first color tv in his store on main street.I wish I could have attended his funeral. My thoughts and prayers are with you and Gail.
Your PaRock twitts are great. I was wondering where you moved too.
Dan Abraham
I just joined twitter when mike carr sent your e-mail