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Marion Dean "Mac" McGill(1929-2013)

Marion Dean "Mac" McGill, age 83 of Bartlesville, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 13, 2013 at Jane Phillips Hospital. Cremation will be under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home in Bartlesville, OK.
Mac was born May 28, 1929 to Walter Ray and Flora Mae (Curtis) McGill in Great Bend, KS. He graduated from high school in Great Bend and married Constance Eve "Connie" LeMay on February 13, 1954 in Great Bend. He received an honorable discharge after serving his country during the Korean conflict. He worked for Schlumberger for many years stationed throughout Nebraska, Kansas and Texas before retiring in 1968 and moving to Bartlesville where he became employed and later retired from Phillips Petroleum Company. He began Mac's Service, home appliance repair, which he continued long after his retirement. His son, David McGill, learned the trade during high school and has continued the business part-time. Mac loved auto racing of all forms - he designed Boy Scout Pinewood Derby race cars for his sons, cheered his favorite drivers at the Dewey and Caney race tracks, personally raced micro midget cars at the Tuxedo race track and other area racetracks, and was a faithful NASCAR arm chair supporter every weekend. When Mac retired from racing, he enjoyed helping David's racing career and later offered encouragement and support for granddaughters, Megan and Madison, as they began racing as well. He also loved to hunt and fish until health issues prevented the activities.
Mac is survived by his four children: Debbie Neece with husband Steve of Bartlesville, Denise Delmont with Ed Delmont of Columbus, KS, Dean McGill of the home and David McGill with wife Shellie (Reynolds) of Bartlesville; nine grandchildren: Lea Ann (Gavellas) Peck with husband Dustin of Ramona, Chad Gavellas with wife Tara Jo (Morgan) of Ochelata, Kimberly (Harvey) Graham of Columbus, KS, Joshua Harvey of Columbus, KS, Clinton Lawrence of Phoenix, AZ, Cody Hair of Broken Arrow, Megan (McGill) Alba, Madison McGill and Mackenzie McGill of Bartlesville; seven great-grandchildren: Emma Gavellas, Caleb Peck, Ashlyn Peck, Rylan Peck, Katie and Kacie Graham, Jase Alba; one sister-in-law, Karen Copeland of Bartlesville; several nieces and nephews; and a host of friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, one brother and two sisters.
JoAnn Simpson, thank you for all your wonderful care, friendship and support. And thank you to the staff of Jane Phillips Hospital for your help in our most difficult days especially the doctors and nurse staff of the CCU.
Friends who wish may sign the online guest book and leave condolences at www.stumpff.org.

Published in Examiner-Enterprise from Jan. 16 to Feb. 15, 2013
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