Preceding him in death were his parents Alanzo and Bernice Mackey. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Virginia; his two sons, Thomas D. of Rochester, MN and Douglas W. (Lisa) of Menomonee Falls, WI; two grandchildren, David Jon and Jon David of Menomonee Falls, WI; and his sister-in-law, Doris (Edward) Wallace.
He was employed by Motor Wheel Corp. for 33 years as a senior buyer. David was a volunteer at Ingham Regional Medical Center for 21 years in the popcorn service.
David graduated from Eastern High School in June of 1942 and Ferris State University in 1951. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1943-1946 and again from 1950-1952.
He enjoyed many years of stamp collecting also helping to appraise collections. He loved to travel and took many fishing trips into Canada. As a sports fan, he followed Tiger baseball and MSU sports.
The funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 5, 2011 at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel with Dr. Rick Martin, pastor of Mayflower Congregational Church, officiating. Interment will follow in Evergreen Cemetery. Visitation for family and friends will be held from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to IRMC Volunteer Services, 401 W. Greenlawn Ave., Lansing, MI 48910 or McLaren Visiting Nurse & Hospice, 2316 S. Cedar St., Ste 600, Lansing, MI 48910.