James McEntire

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James Edward "Mac" McEntire passed away on Wednesday, June 14th, 2016, after a courageous battle with cancer. James was born on September 20, 1933 in Lefors, Texas. After finishing school, he joined the United States Air Force, where he began a love affair with airplanes. Over his life, he has built hundreds of model airplanes. Most of them hung from the ceiling in his man cave. In June 6th of 1954, he married Dorothy Page, and together they had 3 daughters. After the Air Force, James went to work for Natural Gas Pipeline Company in Fritch, Texas. His career took him to Wharton, Texas and finally to Conroe, Texas, where he retired. Mac's retirement didn't last long. He worked pipeline construction until he fell off a ladder and broke his hip at the age of 75. He then opened a booth at a local flea market and sold tools and whatever else he could get his hands on. He also worked in sporting goods at Walmart. He was a gun enthusiast and a lifetime member of the NRA. He spent many hours in his workshop doing wood work. He never charged for the items he built. They were a work of love and he gladly gave them away out of love. Mac never failed to shake a hand or give a hug. He never passed a trash pile without looking for hidden treasures. He has many stories of the people he has stopped to help along the road. There are also a lot of hunting and fishing stories that you may or may not believe. James was preceded in death by his parents, Stile and Martha Derrick McEntire. He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Patsy McEntire. He also leaves behind his daughters, Cindy (Raymond) Sanches, Marietta, GA, Lori Wilson, Forney, Tx and Lynne (Ricky) Lane, Conroe, TX. He also leaves behind grandkids, Abby(Raymond) Carr, Max (Wendy) Sanches, Will (Jade) Sanches and Laney Wilson. There are also 5 little boys that call him Great PaPaw. He is also survived by numerous cousins and friends that he loves as family. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, July 19th at 11:00, at Church of the Saviour, 1912 Ed Kharbat Drive, Conroe, TX, 77301.

Published on yourconroenews.com from July 15 to July 28, 2016
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