William "Bill" Mackey '54
August 14, 2019 12:42 PM
updated: August 14, 2019 12:47 PM
Rader Funeral Home of Longview obituary
1617 Judson Road
Longview, TX 75601
Telephone: (903) 753-3373
Colonel William C. Mackey, Jr. USA, Retired
May 29, 1932 - August 9, 2019
Colonel William C. Mackey, Jr., USA Retired, 87, husband of Mary Katharine Mackey, passed away Friday,August 9, 2019. Bill was born May 29, 1932 in Longview, Texas, the son of the late William C. Mackey and Mary Hamby. Bill graduated from Judson High School
and Texas A&M University. Bill became a real estate appraiser in 1986 and taught ROTC for several years at Longview High School. He was most proud, yet never boasted, of his military career. He had a 26-year career in the United States Army. He had several
tours in Korea, two tours in Germany, served in Vietnam and at the Pentagon. He received the Legion of Merit, the highest non-combat award given. He loved the land and being out in it running, biking, on his motorcycle and orienteering. He was a natural leader
who lead the only way that matters, by example.
Bill is survived by his wife, Mary Katharine of Longview, Texas, son Bill Mackey and his wife Lisa of Red River, New Mexico, his daughter Sheryl Antley and her husband Ricky of Farmerville, Louisiana, and his daughter Tamara Goldrick and her husband Jim of
Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Bill is also survived by his stepchildren John Welch and his wife Paula of Conroe, Texas, Cindy Wieghard and her husband Mark of Denver, Colorado and Lisa Sloan and her husband Bill of Onley, Texas. He was preceded in death by his
wife Joan Mackey of Longview, Texas.
Visitation will be Tuesday, August 13th from 4-6 pm at Rader Funeral Home in Longview. A graveside service will be on Wednesday, August 14th at 10 am at Alpine Cemetery and a memorial service at 11 am at Alpine Presbyterian Church on August 14.
AUG 13. 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM (CDT)
Rader Funeral Home
1617 Judson Rd.
Longview, TX, 75601
AUG 14. 10:00 AM (CDT)
268 Sam Page Rd.
Longview, TX, 75605
AUG 14. 11:00 AM (CDT)
Alpine Presbyterian Church
135 Hiett Ln.
Longview, TX, 75605