Dr William Ernest Mackie

  • Birth 3 Aug 1927 Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
  • Death 4 Oct 2006 Blacksburg, Montgomery County, Virginia, USA
  • Burial Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
  • Memorial ID 89545398

William Ernest Mackie was born August 3, 1927 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois to Dr. Ernest Lloyd Mackie and Romagna Adeline Gallaway Mackie. He always thought of himself as a native of Chapel Hill, Orange County, North Carolina where he grew up. He received his Bachelor's in political science and Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and served as Student Body President in 1950.

After service in the United States Navy, he taught British and European history at Virginia Tech from 1959 until his retirement in 1992. He was a longtime member of Christ Episcopal Church in Blacksburg, Montgomery County, Virginia.

Dr. Mackie died on October 4, 2006 in Blacksburg. Predeceased by his sister, Anne Mackie Fitzgibbon, Dr. Mackie was survived by his wife, Sally Osborne Mackie; two daughters, Christy Mackie and Linda Mackie Griggs; two grandchildren; and a niece, Kathleen Laura Fitzgibbon.

Thanks so much to Riley family researchers for so much of this information. Any errors, however, are mine alone. Please go to the "edit" link on this site with any corrections or additions. If a closer relative than I would like to manage this burial site, please let me know.


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  • Created by: Sharlotte Neely Donnelly
  • Added: 4 May 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 89545398
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dr William Ernest Mackie (3 Aug 1927–4 Oct 2006), Find A Grave Memorial no. 89545398, ; Maintained by Sharlotte Neely Donnelly (contributor 19199118) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.