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Mac Axe


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Mac Axe Obituary
Funeral services for Mac Axe, 87, of Sweetwater, will take place at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015, at Highland Heights United Methodist Church with Rev. Brian Brownlow officiating. Interment will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home in Sweetwater. Masonic Graveside Rites will be conducted by Midland Lodge # 623 and Sweetwater Lodge # 571. Family visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday at McCoy Funeral Home.
Axe died Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015, at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene. He was born Sept. 3, 1928, in Coleman. He married Bettye Jean Viser on Aug. 27, 1956 in Midland. She died Sept. 13, 2001. He married Donna Wentz on May 6, 2006 in Sweetwater. He was a member of Highland Heights United Methodist Church. Mac worked for Western Union and retired from Southwestern Bell after 30 years of service. He was a veteran of the Korean War serving from October 1946 to July 1952 in the signal corp. He was an avid gun enthusiast, winning several medals in Black Powder Gun Competition. He enjoyed hunting and fishing with his friends and family. He lived in Sweetwater since 1961 moving from Midland.
Survivors include his wife, Donna Axe of Sweetwater; four daughters, Vickie Builta and husband Jim of Midland, Dana Neagle of Sweetwater, Pam Pierce and husband Mark of Cherokee, Iowa and Donita Achenbach and husband Loren of Sweetwater; son, Mike Sitts and wife Marlene of Breckenridge; sister, Marion Axe of Midland; sister-in-law, Frances Viser of Abilene; cousin, Willard Martin of Colorado; eight grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Bettye Jean Viser Axe on Sept. 13, 2001; his parents, Winnie and Fred Axe; and a sister, Maxine Drury.
Pallbearers will be Bobby Builta, Loren Achenbach, Fred Drury, Clifford Williams, Dusty Lovell and Rusty Allen.
The family would like to say a special thank you to the hospice unit at Hendrick Medical Center. In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials be made to Sweetwater Rifle and Pistol Club, P.O. Box 1293, Sweetwater, TX 79556; or Highland Heights United Methodist Church, 1801 Lamar Street, Sweetwater, TX 79556.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.mccoyfh.com.
Published in Sweetwater Reporter on Oct. 14, 2015
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