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ROBERT MACK, 80
Ocala - Mr. R. M. "Mack" Dunwoody, 80, of Ocala, passed away Friday, August 16, 2013, at Sylvia's Hospice House.
A native of Rome, GA, he moved to Dunnellon in 1948, where he graduated from high school in 1952. While a student in Dunnellon, he was President of the Student Body, and lettered in football, baseball, and basketball.
He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict, and after his military service he earned both his Bachelor of Science and Masters Degree from the University of Florida, thus beginning his love for the Florida Gators. Mack was first an educator, both as a teacher and coach, then as the School Superintendent for Marion County Schools.
He later became the President and CEO of Mid-State Federal Savings and Loan. After retirement, he returned to work in the school system as Director of Staff Development and Business Partners, and as Director of Governmental Relations. He was involved in numerous community and charitable organizations, including the Chamber, United Way, Rotary Club, Committee of 100, Grace Episcopal Church Day School, FAFO, and many more. Mack is survived by his loving and devoted wife of thirty plus years Ana Dunwoody, Ocala; brother Gary (Wanda) Dunwoody, Little Rock, AR; daughter Donna (Richard) Sullivan, Ocala; son David (Kelley) Dunwoody, Jacksonville, FL; son Bill (Melissa) Tucker, Washington, DC; daughter Kristina (Mac) McGuire, Charleston, SC; grandchildren Kyle (Christy) Drawdy, Maitland Dunwoody, Cannon Dunwoody, Alex Tucker, William Tucker, Truitt McGuire, Griffin McGuire, and two great grandchildren Landon and Graham Drawdy.
He was preceded in death by his parents Earl and Julia Dunwoody, brother Bill Dunwoody, and sister Alice Dunwoody Bagwell.
A celebration of life memorial service will be held at 11 AM on Friday, August 23, 2013, at Grace Episcopal Church. Memorial contributions may be made to the R.M. "Mack" Dunwoody Teacher-to-be Scholarship Fund, Marion County Public Education Foundation, Grace Episcopal Church, or Hospice of Marion County.
Condolences may be made at: www.hiers-baxley.com.
Published in Ocala Star-Banner from Aug. 21 to Aug. 22, 2013