Stan Eugene Mackey of Fort Cobb, was born July 6, 1950, in Kingfisher to Carl Edward and Elinor Jeanne “Jeanne” (Karrenbrock) Mackey.
He passed from this life on April 28, 2019, in Oklahoma City.
The family lived in Hitchcock, Dover, Jefferson, Hugo, and Fort Cobb while growing up.
He graduated from Fort Cobb High School with the class of 1968.
Stan attended college at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford.
He married his high school sweetheart, Almeda Marsh, on Dec. 22, 1969, in Fort Cobb.
Stan graduated in 1973 with a degree in pharmacy.
Stan worked as a pharmacist in Pampa, Texas, and Anadarko.
He also owned a pharmacy in Fort Cobb and Anadarko and later worked in pharmacies in Chickasha, Hinton and Lawton.
Stan was a people person.
He took great care of each customer, not rushing them and answering any questions they had.
He was a reliable, calming, caring and polite man.
He was very compassionate in his profession.
Outside of work, Stan loved being with his family and spending as much time with them as he could.
When the grandchildren came along, Stan experienced a new love.
He enjoyed playing games with them like Wahoo, jumping on the trampoline, flying kites, and taking them shopping.
His hobbies included fishing, quilting, riding his bike, playing the piano and trying to fix whatever was broken.
Stan enjoyed his annual fishing trip with his brothers and friends.
He attended and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Fort Cobb.
Left to cherish his memory is his wife Almeda Mackey of the home; daughter Andrena Almeda Higgins and husband Joel of Edmond; grandchildren Alexia and Kyler Higgins of Edmond; his mother Jeanne Mackey of Kingfisher; three brothers, Steve Mackey and wife Shelia of Duncan, Bruce Mackey and wife Sharri of Edmond, Kirk Mackey and wife Angeli of Norman; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
Stan was preceded in death by his father Carl Mackey, brother Burl Mackey and sister-in-law Betty Leighton Mackey.
Funeral services were Saturday, May 4, at the First Baptist Church in Fort Cobb under the direction of the Fort Cobb Funeral Home.
Bro. James Raffety officiated.