Bill Mack
1929 - 2020
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Bill Mack was a singer-songwriter and disc jockey known for his “Midnight Cowboy Trucking Show,” popular with country music fans and long-haul truckers nationwide.

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Published in The State on Aug. 12, 2020.
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September 17, 2020
He was the greatest kept me company for many years you will be missed God bless you and your family sincerely Ron Dickey Arab Al.
RON Dickey
August 23, 2020
I just wanted to say I spent nights on the road in high school traveling the back roads of Texas coming home late at night listening to Bill Mack's show on the radio was the only thing that kept me awake and rolling on down the road. My brother's and I really enjoyed him and I THANK HE & GOD For keeping me awake on those drives back from horse shows from all over Texas. RIP BILL MACK
Barry Ledbetter
Acquaintance
August 20, 2020
Scott Chamberland
August 19, 2020
Listening to Bill Mack was the highlight of my night at 14 years of age, because I knew my Father, a long haul truck driver would be listening to him and that made me feel closer to my Father. I enjoyed Bill Mack's voice so much, it was friendly!!!! Makes me sad that he is gone now - last link to my Father, he was killed in 1965 by someone who ran him off the road. Thank you to Bill Mack for keeping him awake while he was driving!!!!

My deepest condolences to Bill Mack's family and friends, I know how hard it it to lose someone!!!! He was a great man and I dearly loved him and his voice!!!! Thank you for sharing him with us!!!! May he walk in sunshine always!!!!

Katherine Leann Ladd
Katherine Leann Ladd
August 18, 2020
My Million Mile Club jacket from WBAP's Midnight Cowboy, Bill Mack!
Like countless other truck drivers whose long hours behind the wheel during the night hours made for a niche that only The Midnight Cowboy, Bill Mack, could fill, this gentleman with the perfect voice and honest empathy for those of us that were on the road, won a place in my heart for all time. I was pleased beyond description to receive a jacket from Bill, inducting me into the Million Mile Club, and got to meet him at last, in person, at the Mid-America Truck Show (MATS) in 1996 or 1997. He was very busy standing at LeAnn Rimes' side as she signed autographs for countless fans, but "Blue" was YOUR song, your creation. She sung it beautifully, but if I'd been an autograph seeker, yours would have been the autograph I'd have wanted. Thank you for all the lives you saved, the broken hearts you helped heal, the chuckles and laughs you made come from so many of us during those years as The Midnight Cowboy. Thank you for being our friend, that soothing voice that helped so many of us over the rough spots in our lives that your hours behind the microphone were able to convey. God bless you and please thank God for loaning you to this world for 91+ years. Until we meet again, Bill Mack!
Julie Kay "Storm" Smithson
Friend
August 17, 2020
Condolences. May God comfort you. God heals your broken hearts and those who are crushed in spirit. So sorry for your loss.
August 15, 2020
Alishia
August 15, 2020
You are in our hearts and prayers.
great singer and songwriter country music .
Mark Aulenbacher
Friend
August 15, 2020
In 1965 when I was 13 years old Bill Mack took me under his wing and helped me learn about about radio, country music and being a deejay at what was then KCUL 1540. He was the program director of the 50,000 watt Fort Worth station. A lot of the time he would talk to me on the air or let me run the board while he stepped out for a few minutes. I would hang around the station every Saturday and got to know all the deejays. One weekend he told all the deejays to let me run a show for about half an hour. The overnight deejay Morgan Choate put me on for two hours. KCUL changed ownership and on January 1, 1967 became Swingin’ Country K-BUY. Bill worked at KBUY until 1969 when he went to WBAP. I went to work for KBUY part time in October of 1967 and in 1970 moved to WBAP AM & FM. I think Bill had something to do with that too. He even had me on Cowtown Jamboree at Panther Hall in Fort Worth which aired on KTVT channel 11. I’m still in radio after 53 years when I was hired at K-BUY. Bill was a wonderful friend, mentor and deejay who I always loved very much for what he did for me and the wonderful person he was. Sweet Cindy and Billy I am very sorry for the loss of Bill. He was a great deejay, singer, song writer but most of a great friend. I still have a lot of his records. Goodbye my good friend.
Gary Smith
Friend
August 14, 2020
Billy I’m so sorry for loss of your father. I know you and the rest of the family are deeply sadden. May the family be comforted by the Great Comforter.
Lindsey
August 14, 2020
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief and may the God of all comfort strengthen and comfort your hearts during this most difficult time with heartell sympathy
Cas
August 14, 2020
May you rest in Peace ! I used to listen to him on our local radio station WJR in Detroit, and I still listen to the "Red Eye" show to this day . Loved Bill !!
Lee Reichenberger
Friend
August 13, 2020
I meet Bill Mack in 2005 at James Henry young man funeral. I was honor meet him and his wife. I was able to get james to nascar race at Texas Motor Speedway. Thanks to Bill.with help Lord Jesus made James Henry dream come true. Bill is with James and friends walking streets Gold with are Lord Jesus where All things are new . God Bless Alan Shierling
Music agent for Regi HENDRIX.
Alan Shierling
Acquaintance
August 13, 2020
Prayers to the family may God be with you. Bill rode many miles keeping Drivers company. Great person and Entertainer
Randy Rowland
August 13, 2020
My condolences to the family for your loss.
August 13, 2020
Gone from our sights but never from our hearts. Play On Bill, you will be missed.
Debbie Doherty
Acquaintance
August 13, 2020
So Sorry, He will be missed by his country music fans, R.I.P. Bill
August 13, 2020
God is a God of all Comfort and he will Comfort the family's..My heartfelt condolences to the family's..
August 13, 2020
Please accept my condolences to the Mack Family, May the God of Comfort bless your families lives with peace and strength as you cope with your loss during this very difficult time. Thank you for Bill’s contribution to music industry.
BRY
August 12, 2020
Bill Mack was and always will be a trucking legend. He was my friend for many years on the road and I will miss him. Hammer down, God speed good buddy!
Bill Surran
Friend
August 12, 2020
In loving memory of a wonderful talent person. May the family remember the precious moments together.
August 12, 2020
Godspeed Bill, and thank you for sharing a part of your life with us. And thank you for "Blue".
Harry Simpson
August 12, 2020
Sending prayers to the family. Bill Mack had the Greatest voice. I listened to him for years when I lived in Texas. We lost a great one.
B Mason
August 12, 2020
So sorry to hear about Bill. I loved listening to Bill and Sweet Cindy and Sunny. We named our daughter after Misty Dawn
Billy Garner
August 12, 2020
My condolences
Gary Earhart
Friend
August 12, 2020
Sending prayers and words of comfort to the family of Mr. Bill Mack. Please accept my sincere condolences.
JE Sowell
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