Michael Howard "Mike" McGary, age 84, of Romance, Ark., died Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013, at his home.
He was born March 14, 1929, in Coahoma County, Miss., to William McGary and Mary Lorena Linton McGary.
He was a member of the Rose Bud First Baptist Church, a Korean War
veteran, and was retired from Union Pacific Railroad.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Faye McGary; two sons, Dwayne McGary and wife Paula of Conway, and Harold McGary and wife Tonya of Searcy; one daughter, Diane Rodtnick and husband Bruce of North Little Rock; five grandchildren, Kerry Rodtnick and wife Amanda, Traci Sandefur and husband Shane, Chris McGary, Leslie York and husband Cody, and Lindsey McGary; eight great-grandchildren, Reece Rodtnick, Riley Rodtnick, Ally Kate Rodtnick, Rhiannon Sandefur, Lorelai Sandefur, Tristan Sandefur, Kendall McGary, and Cooper York; and four brothers and sisters, Koby Gould, Maxine Ramage, Pat McGary and wife Lavelle, and Jerry McGary and wife Dana.
He is preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Mary Lou Long; one brother, Frank McGary; and one grandson, Will McGary.
Memorial services are at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 4 at Rose Bud First Baptist Church (no graveside services).
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Rose Bud, P.O. Box 167, Rose Bud, AR 72137 or the church of your choice.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Powell Funeral Home of Searcy. www.powellfuneralhome.net