Thomas “Mac” McGinnis – Rising Star

Thomas “Mac” McGinnis, 83, of Rising Star, Texa passed away on Saturday, August 8, 2009 in Brownwood, Texas.

Graveside services were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, August 12, 2009 at Elm Cemetery in Eastland County, Texas with John Beckling officiating. Burial was in the Elm Cemetery in Eastland County, Texas with Higginbotham Funeral Home of Rising Star in charge.

Mac was born on August 13, 1925 in Merkel, Texas to A.L. and Effie Lucille Pierce-McGinnis. He married Marjorie Tackett on July 21, 1953 in Abilene, Texas who preceded him in death on June 6, 2001. He married Margaret Richardson on February 12, 2002 in Early, Texas.

He is survived by his wife, Margaret McGinnis of Brownwood; 3 daughters, Cheryl and her husband, Jim McCloud of California, Sharon and her husband, Mark Nichols of Mesquite, Linda “Mike” Sutton and her husband Tommy of Fritch; 10 step-children, Sherri Hunt and her husband Marvin, Michele Hartley, Tommy Hartley and his wife Nitya, Stephanie Tassin and her husband Ray, Nanette Hartley, Phillip Hartley, Charles Hartley and his wife Denise, Vicki Peters and her husband Stuart, Jamey Hartley, Richard Hartley and his wife Annelise; 3 sisters, Louise Bond of Rising Star, Wanda Brown of Abilene, Mary Nance of Trent; 3 grandchildren and many step-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and first wife, Marjorie McGinnis.

Visitation was held Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home.