James Anthony "Jimmy Mac" McNamara Jr., 60, of Rensselaer passed away Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013 at the Veteran's Medical Center in Indianapolis.
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Jimmy Mac moved to Rensselaer 15 years ago after living in DeMotte. He was born in Chicago on April 5, 1952, the son of James A. McNamara Sr. and Margie Lee (Lindsey) McNamara. He was raised in Chicago, graduating with the Class of 1969 from Tilden High School. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marines, serving in Vietnam.
He was a member of the St. Augustine Catholic Church in Rensselaer, the Rensselaer VFW Post 1279 and the Rensselaer American Legion Post 29. He enjoyed television programs, especially "American Idol," "NCIS" and looked forward to watching "The Voice." He resided with his nephew, Kevin "Bones."
Jimmy Mac was a detailer at Ed White Auto Sales. He was a former truck driver, had worked on the railroad and in construction.
Surviving is the mother of his children, Debra; two sons, Ron Hanson and William Joseph McNamara, both of Kentucky; three grandchildren, Daphne, Amelia and Lorelei; two sisters, Mary (Warren) Barker of DeMotte and Patricia (Ralph); sister-in-law, Tissy McQueen of Rensselaer; and many nieces and nephews.
Jimmy Mac was preceded in death by his parents; a son, James A. Hanson McNamara; one brother, Michael Thomas "Butch" McNamara in 1995; and a sister, Sandra Marie Hipp in 2012.
Friends may call at the Jackson Funeral Chapel of Rensselaer on Wednesday, Feb. 6, from 10 a.m. until noon. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at noon at the Jackson Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow at DeMotte Cemetery in DeMotte.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family.
See www.jacksonfuneral.com to leave condolences.
Published in the Rensselaer Republican on Feb. 5, 2013