|Birth: ||Jan. 24, 1921|
|Death: ||Sep. 10, 2002|
Van Zandt County
Maurice A. "Joe" Macy, son of Fay and Alice Macy and long-time resident of Clarke County and Osceola, died Tuesday, Sept., 10, 2002, in Canton, Texas.
Mr. Macy was born in Leon in 1921, graduated from Osceola High School, married Lorraine Pfander, and served in the South Pacific during World War II. He was an active member of St. Bernard Catholic Church.
He worked for Dan Doran Plumbing until 1958 when he joined Fulton Mechanical Contractors in Leon and did plumbing for building construction until he retired.
In 1996 Mr. Macy sustained a spinal cord injury that left him paralyzed from the waist down. He had a moderate heart attack several months after the spinal cord injury and moved to a nursing home in Canton, Texas to be near his older son, Dan.
Mr. Macy suffered a major stroke in the summer of 2001, which left him almost completely disabled, and then underwent double leg amputation in May 2002 to combat bone infection from gangrene. The immediate cause of death was a two-day bout of pneumonia.
Mr. Macy is survived by wife, Pat, and family of Las Vegas, Nev.; his two sons, Robert Macy and his wife, Adaline Macy, of San Jose, Calif., and Dan Macy and his wife, Sara Macy, of Canton; and grandchildren Kirsten, Eric, Gerard and Christopher of Wills Point, Texas; his brother, Mike Macy, and former wife Lorraine Macy Hardy of Edgewood, Texas.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated Sept. 26, at 2 p.m. at St. Bernard Catholic Church in Osceola. Call Joann Wilson for transportation assistance. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery in Woodburn.
Saint Marys Cemetery
Created by: Karen Brewer
Record added: Aug 13, 2010
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