Dale Mackey, 94, of Kiowa, died on October 5, 2019 at his home.
Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at Brumley-Mills Funeral Home Chapel in McAlester with Rev. Haskell Melton officiating. Burial will follow at Kiowa Cemetery with military honors provided by the United States Navy Honor Guard.
Dale was born on March 3, 1925 in Kiowa, Oklahoma to James Lester and Helen (Brooks) Mackey. He grew up and lived most of his life in Kiowa. He attended Kiowa School and was drafted into the U.S. Navy in July of 1943. He was stationed on a troop transport ship the U.S. President Monroe. He served 2 years, 8 months and 9 days and was discharged on March 22, 1946, receiving 5 battle stars. He returned to Kiowa where he met Dorothy Ponder, they were married on September 28, 1946 in McAlester and they were married for over 72 years. He worked at the McAlester Army Ammunition Plant and retired with 34 years with the civil service. He loved fishing, hunting, gardening and growing flowers.
Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, James and Pat Mackey, Mike and Marlene Mackey; four grandchildren, Greg Mackey, Sherry Harbuck, Angela Zook and Amber Summers; five great-grandchildren, Casey, Mikey, Marty, Carson and Tyler.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy; parents, Lester and Helen Mackey; grandson, Christopher Mackey and great-granddaughter, Reece Harbuck; sisters, Aurel Orr, Mary Robb, Martha Walker, Omie Simmons, Swannie Stanczyk, Joyce Compton and two brothers, Denton Mackey and Finis Gene Mackey.
Active pallbearers will be Larry Gill, Brent Horn, Tim Lane, Ray Cross, Steven Peterson and Johnjoe Kelley. Honorary pallbearers will be his great-grandsons and Landon Peterson.
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