ODESSA B.J. (Joe Mac) McGlothlin, 82, of Odessa, Texas, passed away on Sunday, March 16, 2014, with his wife and children by his side.|
Visitation will be from 6:00-8:00 P.M. Thursday, March 20, 2014, at Sunset Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home.
Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 P.M. March 21, 2014, at Sunset Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home with Reverend Jimmy Braswell officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens.
B.J. (Joe Mac) McGlothlin was born in Fairy, Texas, to William Henry McGlothlin and Nadine Fern Wright McGlothlin on October 30, 1931. He married his high school sweetheart Anna Lou on June 7, 1952. While Dad ran the corporation, Mom ran the home front. They celebrated 62 wonderful years of marriage together leaving a legacy of love to their children and grandchildren. His love for his family shined in every aspect of his life.
Joe Mac retired after 28 years with a working relationship with E.L. Farmer Trucking Company – Joe McGlothlin Inc. He traveled all over the United States and never met a stranger. Joe Mac was responsible for starting the two-stack mac on eighteen wheelers, which you see on semi-trucks all over the world today.
He loved his country and served in the U.S. Army and was a veteran of the Korean Conflict.
Joe Mac is preceded in death by his parents, William McGlothlin and Nadine McGlothlin; and his sisters, Norma Rhodes and Marcell Barnett.
He is survived by his spouse, Anna Lou McGlothlin; son, Randy Joe McGlothlin (Randy Mac); daughter, Anita Fern Smith and son-in-law Eugene; daughter, Donna Christine Matthews and son-in-law Rory; his grandchildren, Katy Wilkerson and her husband Brandon, Kristy Allison and her husband Todd, Kyle McGlothlin and his wife Sophie, Patrick Douglas Matthews and his wife Tiffany, Michael Smith and his wife Rubi, and Melissa Smith; his great-grandchildren, Jacob Wilkerson, Kade Carlile, Colton Wilkerson, Kyler Wilkerson, Wyatt Wilkerson, Korbyn Wilkerson, Kylie Allison, Krista Allison, Kamry Allison, Kole McGlothlin, Kyndal McGlothlin, Kynzlee McGlothlin, Riley Grace Matthews, Violet Reese Matthews, and Kenneth Smith.
Pallbearers will be Brandon Wilkerson, Kade Carlile, Todd Allison, Kyle McGlothlin, Michael Smith, and Michael French, and honorary bearer, Patrick Matthews.
Arrangements are under the direction of Sunset Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home. To make online condolences please visit www.sunsetmemorial.com.
Published in Odessa American on Mar. 20, 2014