MACKEY, GUY JOSEPH JR., 82, of Louisville, passed away Sunday, June 30, 2013, at the Hosparus Unit of the Norton Healthcare Pavilion after a long illness.
Mr. Mackey retired from C. Lee Cook Manufacturing Co. in 1994, after 47 years as a machinist. He served as a tank driver and gunner in the U.S. Marine Corp during the Korean War from 1951 to 1953. He was a member of Southeast Christian Church.
Mr. Mackey was preceded in death by his loving wife of 61 years, Patricia Joann Goss; by his parents, Guy Mackey Sr., and Margaret Lucas Burgin; his brother, Paul Burgin; and his sister, Gayle Mackey Gramig.
He is survived by his two sons, Gary Mackey of St. Louis, MO, and Timothy Mackey; his granddaughter, Lauren Mackey (Christine Gamlin) of St. Louis; his sister, Patsy Burgin Mayer; his cousin, Louis "Pete" Colgate of Florence, KY; his sisters-in-law, Doris Cochran of Rochester, MN, and Betty Norris of Crestwood, KY; and several nieces and nephews.
A service to celebrate the life of Guy will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday in the chapel of Arch L. Heady-Cralle Funeral Home, 2428 Frankfort Ave., with interment at Bethany Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Friday.
Expressions of sympathy are requested to the Kentucky Humane Society and to Hosparus of Louisville.
Please leave a condolence for the family at; www.archlheadycralle.com
Published in The Courier-Journal on July 4, 2013