Obituaries

Obituaries

Gregory Allen Mackey 1959 - 2012 Branson, Mo.

Gregory Allen Mackey, 52, of Branson, MO, passed away suddenly Monday, January 30, 2012, in his home. Gregory was born on Oct. 26, 1959, in K.C., KS, to Franklin D. and Louise Elizabeth (Cooley) Mackey, the eldest of four children. Gregory grew up in Independence, MO, where he attended elementary schools and graduated from Truman High School. He also attended School of the Ozarks College two years. Gregory was a resident of the Branson vicinity approximately 25 years. His primary occupation was Carpenter and assisted with construction and repair of condominium structures, commercial buildings and residential homes in the Lake Table Rock and Taneycomo areas. Gregory was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, John Durward and Ruby (Sturman) Mackey of Ava, MO; his maternal grandfather, Lloyd Noah Cooley, Atchison, KS; three uncles, Ray Harlin Mackey, Sr., Ava, MO; David Sturman Mackey, Fayetteville, AR; Lloyd Noah “Norman” Cooley, Jr., Tonganoxie, KS. Gregory is survived by his parents, Independence, MO; brother, Douglas Mackey (MarSue Mackey), Lawrence, KS; sister, Gretchen (Mackey) Janes (Tony Janes), Phoenix, AZ; brother, Jonathan Mackey (Tricia Mackey), Lee’s Summit, MO; maternal grandmother, Dorothy Cooley, Atchison, KS; 1 niece, 5 nephews, 7 aunts, 6 uncles, other relatives and friends. A memorial service for Gregory will be held Saturday, February 04, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the Snapp-Bearden Funeral Home, Branson, MO with inurnment burial in the nearby Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 1:00 p.m. until service time in the funeral home. Officiating will be Rev. Larry Kackley. Memorials may be made to College of the Ozarks Alumni Association, Point Lookout, MO.