William “Bill” Boyd Mackiney
- January 5, 2021
William “Bill” Boyd Mackiney of Springfield, died on Monday, January 4, 2021 at St. John’s Hospital. He was born November 22, 1930 in Tovey, IL, the son of Maurice and Jesse Deckens Mackiney. He was married to his wife, JoAnn McCarty, for 65 years.
He is survived by his children, Michael (Veronica) Mackiney of Newbern, TN, Kevin (Rhonda) Mackiney of Springfield and Lori (Brian) Smith of Petersburg; six grandchildren, Emily, Aubrey, Kirsten, Jack, Brock and Lauren; two great grandchildren, Hazel and Hadley, with another great-grandchild due in March; and many nieces and nephews.
Bill worked in the home building industry and retired from Pillsbury Mills in Springfield.
He proudly served in the United States Navy from January 1950 – December 1953. He was stationed on the USS Lake Champlain during his time of active duty.
Bill was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Springfield. He was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan. Bill was very involved with American Legion Post 32, AMVETS 61 and was humbled to participate in the Land of Lincoln Honor Flight in 2014.
Due to COVID restrictions, a private service will be held.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church in Springfield.
CDC Protocol shall be followed.
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