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KING COUNTY OBITUARIES


W. T. MACKEY
contributed by Elaine Bay

Rains County Leader
April 7, 1933

Former Rains County Citizen Dies

<>Mr. W.T. Mackey, a former Rains County citizen a quarter of a century ago, died at his home in Grow, King
County, March 22nd.  The following is re-produced from The Paducan Post:
In the twenty-six years of his residence in this section of the country, Mr. Mackey was recognized as a man who
was true to his principles and one who estimated value in terms of fairness.
He was an outstanding example of honesty and integrity.  With his fellowmen Mr. Mackey truly followed the
injunction of the Scripture "Love thy neighbor as thyself," and in turn was loved by them.  He lived an
unpretentious life, enjoying the perfect home life that was his and the friendship of all with whom he was
associated.  Never an assuming man he often failed to take honors when they were rightfully due him.
Though his home came first, he was vitally interested in community affairs, and the welfare of his neighbors.
He served as Commissioner in King County several years and made many friends in that capacity.
Mr. Mackey was born February 7, 1866, in Upshur county, Texas.  He was married December 23rd, 1888, to Miss
Eliza Worthington, at Emory, Texas.  They lived there until 1907 when they moved to King County.  Four children
were born to this union, two of whom died in infancy.  The two surviving children are Mrs. Frank Gibson and
J.A. Mackey, both of whom were at his bedside when he passed away.
Before his marriage he was converted and joined the Baptist Church.  He was a true Christian, living his
religion from day to day.  By his works he was known as a good man.
The funeral services were conducted by Rev. W.R. Davis of Paducah, and held at the family home at Grow, after
which interment was made in the Paducah cemetery.
Friend from out of town who attended the services were Mr. and Mrs. Long and Mrs. G.L. Godfrey of Roaring
Springs, and Mr. and Mrs. Chesley Ray of O'Donnel, Texas.




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