Margarito "Mack" Magana

April 20, 1941May 29, 2018

Margarito "Mack" Magana, 77, of Abilene passed away on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 with his family by his side at Hendrick Hospice Care. He was born on April 20, 1941 in Oakville, Texas to Frank Magana and Calistra Sanchez. He married Mary Magana in 1960, and had 3 children. Then in 1987, he married Lupe Leija-Magana and had 1 child and 2 step children. He was the owner/operator of Mi Barrio Tejano in Abilene. He is survived by one son, Albert"Chuco" Magana and wife Vallia of Knox City, Texas; one step-son, Bobby Leija and wife Mandi of Abilene, Texas; two daughters, Olga Magana and Janie Magana both of Abilene, Texas; 16 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his wife, Lupe Leija-Magana; one son, Mack Magana Jr; one step-son, Ruben Leija; his parents, Frank Magana and Calistra Sanchez; one sister, Ofelia Sanchez; and one brother, Sammie Martinez. Visitation will be held on Friday, June 1, 2018 from 6pm-8pm, with a rosary at 7pm at Elliot-Hamil Funeral Home, 542 Hickory Street, in Abilene, Texas. Funeral services will be held at 9am on Saturday, June 2, 2018 at St Francis Catholic Church, 826 Cottonwood St. in Abilene, Texas. Burial will follow at Tye Cemetery in Tye, Texas. You may view and sign the guestbook at


  • Frank Magana, Father
  • Calistra Sanchez, Mother
  • Lupe Leija-Magana, Wife
  • Mack Magana Jr., Son
  • Albert"Chuco" Magana and wife Vallia, Son
  • Bobby Leija and wife Mandi, Step-son
  • Ruben Leija, Step-son
  • Olga Magana, Daughter
  • Janie Magana, Daughter
  • Ofelia Sanchez, Sister
  • Sammie Martinez, Brother
  • Mack also leaves behind 16 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

  • Derrick Magana
  • Anthony Hernandez
  • Isaac Lee Leija
  • Andrew Magana
  • Abel Magana
  • Samuel Dena
  • Daniel Johnson


  • Visitation Friday, June 1, 2018
  • Rosary Friday, June 1, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, June 2, 2018

Margarito "Mack" Magana

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Kent Smith

June 2, 2018

So sorry for your loss. Mack was a very special man he was always ready to go anytime I called him. I have many fond memories of Mack that I will always cherish. May God bless each of you with peace and great memories of Mack.

Gilo Gonzales

June 2, 2018

In earlier years I often stopped in to chat with Max, we had long conversations. Later on I didn't see him as often. Prayers for his family. I too will miss my friend. Gilo

Robert Morris

June 2, 2018

I just wanted to send my condolences to the family. Mack was a great guy who was always either smiling or kidding around with me. Always treated me really great. I will miss seeing him.

Elizabeth Tijerina

June 1, 2018

I am one of the bartenders that used to work for Mack back when he first owned Barrio Tejano. Mack will be missed and my condolences go out to the family. RIP Mack you will be missed and God sent another angel home.

Michael Trevino magana

May 31, 2018

Rip uncle mack you were a real one i hope your smiling down on us with your family i know your mom and sisters and brother and son welcomed you with open arms till we meet again i love you tio💜

Benny /Diana Ortega

May 31, 2018

So sorry for your loss god has gained an angel in his kingdom you will be dearly missed you were a great man and a great friend were gonna miss your company at your club Mi Barrio But god saw you were tired so he decided it was time to stop the suffering and came down and took you with him RIP Mack

Anita Collier

May 31, 2018

We met thru his son an daughter an first wife. Lived in Knox city chucko an Olga friends forever. Work together with their mom . My husband friend an coworker also. May God bless his family . Always good times at his club reunions an all

Inez Jaimez

May 31, 2018

My heart goes out to Mack Family... may he rest in peace God created another angel

Pablo Y Enrique (Los Errantes De Zacatecas) Avalos

May 31, 2018

Nuestro más sentido pésame para toda la familia Magaña, de nuestro gran amigo Mack Magaña QEPD.

Anita / geronimo Portillo

May 31, 2018

So sorry for yall lose he will b missed prayers to all