Joseph Ray Mackey

Born: Thu., Jul. 19, 1951
Died: Sat., Jun. 12, 2021


Graveside Service

10:00 AM Sat., Jun. 19, 2021
Location: Walnut Grove Cemetery


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Joseph Ray Mackey “Joe”, of Clinton, passed away Saturday, June 12, 2021 at Union Hospital in Terre Haute after a brief illness.
He was born in Clinton on July 19, 1951, to Cecil and Eulalia Mackey.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Eddie Mackey; 3 sisters, Mary Ann Machin, Virginia Maloney, and Cookie Mackey.  
Joe is survived by his wife, Marsha Mackey; a son, Justin (Kendra) Mackey; 2 daughters, Brittany (Holland Russell) Mackey and Tracy (Darren) Wood; grandchildren, Lara Mackey, Danielle Buckallew, Norah Mackey, Henry Mackey, Matthew Mackey, Shelby (Isaac) Wafzig, DJ Wood, and Kylee Wood (Connor Stout); a great-grandchild, Lyanna Wafzig; a sister, Margaret (Ronald) Milam; a sister-in-law, Bonnie Mackey;  and a brother-in-law, Bobby Maloney.
Joe was previously employed at Newport Army Ammunition Plant/Mason & Hanger-Silas Mason Co. and at AET Applied Extrusion Technologies. He was a member of Masonic Lodge Jerusalem #99.
He enjoyed many hobbies including gardening, canning, hunting, birdwatching, grilling, spending time with friends and family, spoiling his kids, grandkids, and great-grandkids, traveling, and going on adventures with his wife.
Graveside services will be held on Saturday, June 19, 2021 at 10 am at Walnut Grove Cemetery.  Masonic Memorial services will be performed and the funeral service will follow with Celebrant Marta Adubato officiating.  Inurnment will follow at Walnut Grove Cemetery.
A Celebration of Life will take place on Saturday, June 19 from 3 to 6 pm at the Iron Skillet in Fairview.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be sent to the Audubon Society.  The website for the Audubon Society is https://act.audubon.org/a/memorial-gift?ms=digital-fund-web-website-¬nas-memorial-formquestions_20201200
Online condolences may be made to www.fristfuneralhome.com.
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Kathy Sprouls
   Posted Tue June 15, 2021
I'm so sorry to hear about Joe. I will miss that smile and harassment.

Peny Minks-Kite
   Posted Tue June 15, 2021
Brittany, Marsha, Rhonda, and all the family-I am soooooo sorry to hear of the loss of Joe. My thoughts and prayers are with all the family. Penny Minks-Kite

Sue Ann Giovanini
   Posted Tue June 15, 2021
Prayers to the Mackey family, have know all of them since I was 12 yrs old.
Sincerely Mike & Sue Giovanini

Ken & Jane Vitaniemi
   Posted Tue June 15, 2021
We were so sorry to hear of Joe’s passing. Love & prayers.

Tracey Hancock
   Posted Tue June 15, 2021
Very sad to hear this wonderful neighbor will be missed always honked when he saw me outside prayers to the family.

Donnie Wollam
   Posted Tue June 15, 2021
My Condolences on Joe's Passing..😥😥😥 He was a GREAT GUY !!! PRAYERS for the Family ...🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏♥️✌

Carol peak
   Posted Wed June 16, 2021
I don’t think I ever saw Joe without a smile. What a fine man. He surely will be missed but his memories last forever. I will always see that smile.

Dave and Cindi Weddle
   Posted Wed June 16, 2021
We are so very sorry to hear of Joe's passing. We appreciated his sense of humor and friendship for many years. Joe was an upstanding person and friend. Prayers for his family.

Cindy Wilguess
   Posted Wed June 16, 2021
I am so sad to hear of Joe's passing. I worked with him at AET/Taghleef before his retirement. He was always smiling and so caring. When I had cancer in 2005, he was always checking on me. After his retirement, he came to my office a couple of times to chat. One time he even brought me blackberry jam he and his grand daughter had made.

Rest in peace my friend. My sincere condolences to Marsha and the family.

Denise Butts
   Posted Wed June 16, 2021
Very sad to hear of Joe's passing. There was never a time that I saw him, he wasn't joking around. I've known the Mackey family since I was a kid. There was 5 of us around the same ages as the Mackey's. We lived in the same neighborhood. My condolences to the whole family.

Chuck and Kathy Gedrick
   Posted Sun June 20, 2021
So sorry for your loss. He was a great guy who always had a smile on his face! Prayers for your entire family.

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