David L. Mackey

Age 86, of Lansing, passed away on Monday, May 2, 2011. He was born in Lansing on May 7, 1924.

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.

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Mrs. Mackey, Doug & Tom
May 2, 2011 at 5:50 pm

We wish to express our deepest sympathy for your loss of your husband and father. Please know that our thoughts will always be with you, especially during this difficult time. May you have good memories for comfort, friends for their support, smiles to ease your sorrow and strength in each other’s love throughout this difficult time.

Alisa, Dave, Rebecca & Megan Novak
Menomonee Falls, WI

Doug and Darcy Maynard
May 2, 2011 at 7:53 pm

Uncle Dave–Please rest in peace.

Suzanne Moore
May 3, 2011 at 2:34 pm

My deepest sympathies for your loss Viriginia and Family. Please know that my thoughts will be with you. May your cherished memories of David bring you comfort and may knowing that he is in God’s loving arms help to bring you peace.

Richard & Nazareth Walker
May 4, 2011 at 7:48 am

Virginia and Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Dr Joe Odziana
May 4, 2011 at 8:21 am

Virginia and Family, my deepest condolences go out to you at this time of Dave’s passing. As a “member” of his stamp collecting circle of friends and camaraderie in sharing the gift of gab I will truly miss our visits. It goes without saying that he was an outstanding person through his acts and deeds. As a husband, father, defender of our country, Spartan and friend he will always be appreciated.

Jim Adams
May 4, 2011 at 3:31 pm

Dave was a well-respected member of the Michigan stamp community. His local knowledge and generous nature will be greatly missed.


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