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Stewart Mackie

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Services for Mr. Stewart Mackie, 84, of Phoenix, Ariz., formerly of Spencer, will be held at 1:30 p.m., Monday, May 19, 2008, at Grace United Methodist in Spencer. Rev. Chuck Kellogg will officiate the service.

Visitation will take place on Sunday at 2 p.m., with the family present from 6-8 p.m. at the Warner Funeral Home in Spencer.

Interment will take place at Riverside Cemetery in Spencer.

Military services will be performed by American Legion Glen Pederson Post 1 of Spencer.

Stewart passed away Tuesday, May 13, 2008, at John C. Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Phoenix.

Stewart A. Mackie, the son of Hugh and Nina Mackie, was born Dec. 7, 1923, on a farm east of Laurens. He graduated from Laurens High School and following graduation, he entered the Army and was stationed at Walker Air Force Base in Kansas during WW II. Following his honorable discharge in 1946, he signed with the Brooklyn Dodger Organization and was sent to play ball at Three Rivers, Canada as a pitcher. He returned to Spencer in the fall and worked for Forrest Weisbrod in the Standard Station at 1st and Grand.

In 1947, he married Margaret M. Bale in Ruthven. Following their marriage, they moved to Greenville, S.C., where Stew played baseball with the Greenville Spinners, a farm club of the Dodgers, where he also played in 1948 and part of 1949, returning each fall to Spencer where he was employed by Schnoor Motor Company. In 1949, they returned to Spencer and Stew played for the Spencer Cardinals until they folded in 1957. They purchased the Standard Station located at 1st and Grand from Dale Fina in 1949, which they operated until they built their own Service Station on 11th St. S.W. in 1969. They sold out to Forrest Knight in 1972 and moved to Colorado Springs, Colo., where Stew was employed at the Walker Lumber Door Shop. They returned to Spencer in 1974 and Stew was employed at Lumbermen's Millwork in north Spencer until it closed in 1980. In July 1980 he became Spencer's first full-time Fire Chief and served until his mandatory retirement in January of 1989. He had been a volunteer fireman for 17 years. He also worked at Mid-States Builders during the summer months from 1990 to 2005. Stew and Margaret started wintering in Phoenix, Ariz., in 1990, and became permanent residents in 2005.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers: George Mackie and his wife, Charlene, and Lionel Bussey; and two brothers-in-law: Darold Faulkner and Lowell Lindstrom.

Stewart is surved by his wife, Margaret of Phoenix, Ariz.; two sons: Larry Mackie and his wife, Kathryn of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Bradley Mackie and his wife, Melinda of Broomfield, Colo.; two daughters: Jackie Huckfelt and her husband, Jeff of Spencer, and Janet Doede of Webster, Texas; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; two sisters: Roberta Lindstrom, of Sun City, Ariz., and Violetta Faulkner of Sumner; and sister-in-law, Marge Bussey of Laurens.

Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.