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The Daily Ardmoreite
  • West C. Mack

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  • West C. Mack, 83, of Adrian, passed away Sunday, No­vember 4, 2012, at his home.
    He was born June 10, 1929, in Umbarbell, Ar­kansas, the son of Johnnie and Hattie (Pressberry) Mack.
    On February 24, 1951, he married Maggie Barks­dale. They celebrated al­most 50 years of mar­riage prior to her death in 2001.
    For the past 48 years, West has worked for Krieghoff. He enjoyed work so much, he never retired.
    West was a member of the Second Baptist Church where he served as a Se­nior Honorary Deacon. He enjoyed bowling, play­ing golf with the Best Yet Golf Club and the horse races. He was known as “Mr. West” to Jathon who looked forward to his can­dy deliveries.
    Survivors include his two daughters, Martha McKinney of Detroit, and Mary (Kenneth) Henagan Sr. of Adrian; his fiancée, Rhodie Henagan; nine grandchildren; 13 great­grandchildren; four great­great-grandchildren; sis­ters, Ernestine Mack of St. Louis, Mo., Izola Redman of Chicago, Leola Twiggs of Cape Girardeau, Mo., Dorothy Boyd of St. Lou­is, Mo., Bernice Mosley of Ardmore, Okla., Tiny Johnson of Wichita, Kan., Johnnie Bedell of Hazel­wood, Mo., and Ann Allen of Cape Girardeau, Mo.; brothers, James Mack of Dayton, John Mack of Chicago, Robbie Rayford of St. Louis, Mo., Charles Rayford of Moberly, Mo., and Patrick Rayford of Cape Girardeau, Mo.; and many nieces and nephews. He will be missed by his dog, Mr. Toby II.
    In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by a son, West Jr., in in­fancy; a daughter, Mar­lene Adams; brother, the Rev. Willie Mack; and a sister, Martha Mack.
    Funeral services for West will be at 1 p.m. on Friday, November 9, 2012, at Wagley Funeral Home, Adrian, Michigan, with Pastor Russell Henagan Jr. officiating. Visitation will take place at the fu­neral home on Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. and again Friday from 11 a.m. until the ser­vice at 1 p.m.
    Contributions in mem­ory of West, may be made to the Adrian Rea Literacy Center or the Second Bap­tist Church. You may also send condolences to the family at www.WagleyFu­neralHome.com.
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