James Mark (Mac) McGahey

Born in Nashville, TN on January 3, 1951

Departed on August 13, 2018 and resided in Pegram, TN

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James Mark (Mac) McGahey, age 67, of Pegram, TN passed away at his home on August 13, 2018 surrounded by loving family. He was born on January 3, 1951 in Nashville to the late Floyd and Virginia McGahey.

Mark is survived by his loving wife of over 25 years, Connie McGahey. He is also survived by his children Jolene DeVault(Bryan), Jim Wilson(Janet), Tera Robinson(Ben), and Lori Neblett(Anthony); grandchildren, Samantha, Matthew, Kaylie, Morgan, Caleb, Garrett, Sophie, and Hannah; and 4 great-grandchildren.

Mark proudly served his country in the United States Army for a total of 8 years. He served in Vietnam and Germany. His brave service left him as a very distinguished veteran, earning several medals and commendations, including the Purple Heart.

After his service, Mark started with Peterson Tools in Nashville working as a machinist, where he stayed for 26 years. His was, at one point, a licensed gunsmith which kept him busy working on and with guns and ammunition. He also had a passion for motorcycles and books. When it was time for a meal, Mark’s favorites were steak, potatoes, homegrown tomatoes and banana pudding for dessert.

Mark’s family will always remember his quality traits. He was a dependable husband and father, always there when they needed him. He was respected and he respected others. Mark’s calm demeanor and strict composure showed them what true love and patience was all about.

A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at 11:00am at Middle Tennessee Veterans Cemetery on McCrory Lane in Nashville with Military Honors.

7 Comments to James Mark (Mac) McGahey

  1. Jolene DeVault
    August 15, 2018 10:51 pm

    Miss my dad already.

  2. Becky Toedter
    August 15, 2018 11:25 pm

    My love and prayers are with you all!

  3. Tasha
    August 16, 2018 6:33 am

    Jolene- thinking of your family and praying for peace in your hearts. He sounds like a great man and I know he will be missed.

  4. Trent, Christy, Cameron and Ally Bateman
    August 16, 2018 7:41 am

    Love you guys and your family. If you need anything Jolene, Bryan, Sam, Matthew, or Kaylie we are here for you. Thoughts and prayers for your family.

  5. Stephanie, Michael and Taylor Beasley
    August 16, 2018 10:26 am

    Jolene , Bryan, sam, Matthew and sweet kaylee you guess are pretty special to me. We are praying for you guys . We love all of you. My God give you strength and guidance.

  6. F. F.
    August 28, 2018 2:18 pm

    I’m so sorry for the loss of your dear loved one. May the God of all comfort give you a measure of comfort through the many prayers in your behalf. (2Corinthians 1: 3, 4; Revelation 21: 3, 4)

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