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Webb Noonan Kidd Funeral Home

240 Ross Ave, Hamilton, OH

OBITUARY

Lonnie Mack Napier

June 1, 1939July 13, 2020

Lonnie Mack Napier, born June 1, 1939, departed this life on Monday, July 13, 2020. He was born in Bowlingtown, KY, the son of the late Edmond Napier and Della Bowling Napier. Other than his parents, Lonnie was also preceded in death by his daughter, Wendy Lynn Napier; and brothers, Abie Napier and Edmond Jr. Napier. Lonnie left Bowlingtown and moved to Hamilton, OH where he met his wife of 60 years, Lola. Lonnie loved to play golf, go hunting, fishing, singing, and watching baseball, but most of all he loved his family.

Lonnie leaves the following family to cherish his memory: wife, Lola Napier of Hamilton; daughter, Della McCarty of Trenton; son, John Mack Napier of Hamilton; son-in-law, Michael McCarty of Trenton; grandsons, Andrew Mack W. McCarty and Ethan Garrett B. McCarty of Trenton; sisters, Lois Barger (the late Robert), Betty Hingsbergen (Neil), and Lena Harvey (Forest) all of Hamilton; sister-in-law, Sharon Napier (the late Abie); and a host of special nieces, nephews, and friends.

Visitation will be held from 11am until 12pm on Monday, July 20, 2020 at Webb Noonan Kidd Funeral Home, Ross Avenue at South “D” Street, Hamilton. Funeral Service will be held at 12pm on Monday at the funeral home, with Pastor Keith Risner officiating. Interment will follow in Butler County Memorial Park. Condolences may be left for the family at www.Webb-Noonan.com

Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, July 20, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, July 20, 2020

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Jim Falbe

July 21, 2020

Lonnie was a special friend of mine for the last 49 years although we visited only twice during the last 20 years because I moved to the east coast. Prior to my move we enjoyed our jobs, golf, bowling, Buckhorn Resort, pool at his home and there was was usually a beer in hand. During our work time, he was an amazing problem solver who got things done. He was the type of guy you could count on if help was needed. He approached life with a friendly and positive outlook.

I feel sad and a little empty knowing that we will not be able to visit and reminisce again.

Best wishes to Lola, family and friends.

Marcy Fryfogle (Bowling)

July 19, 2020

Hello to all my Ohio cousins,

So sorry to hear of Lonnie Mack's passing. I remember how happy my Daddy (Harrison Bowling) always was when he heard from or got to visit Lonnie Mack. As a kid, I always thought that name was unique and special and I liked it even though I didn't really know the man behind it. But Daddy did - and he thought Lonnie Mack was special. I was so glad to meet him again, even though it was at my Dad's funeral. Love to you all.

Marcy Bowling Fryfogle

Kathy Gill Manders

July 18, 2020

My dad Jerry Gill and I wanted to let you know how sorry we are for your loss. He wanted Lola to know he wanted to come show his condolences but he is in the hospital and having a procedure done on Monday. I will always remember the great company picnics Lonnie arranged.

Steve Kidd

July 18, 2020

My condolences to the family on the passing of Lonnie Napier. My parents lived next door to Lonnie on Rose Lea Avenue when I was a teenager. Lonnie sold me my very first car, a 1954 Ford for $35, when I was 16 years old.

Sharon Kay Riley Ross

July 18, 2020

We are all so sorry to hear about Lonnie Mack’s passing. Our Riley Reunion is always on Memorial Day weekend and we so loved all the singing and playing. The Riley family would always pull up a chair. We were always welcome to enjoy the music. He will be missed.

Sharon Kay Riley and all from the Riley family reunion.

Candice Mahaffey & Kids

July 17, 2020

Della & Family,
So sorry to hear about the loss of Lonnie! I'll always cherish our times at the lake with him. All the times he was so sweet to the kids and I. The kids always would talk about him after they would come home years later. Your daddy was a gentle soul and will be missed dearly. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. RIH, Lonnie.

Cindy Begley Howard

July 17, 2020

Our prayers are with you. Lonnie Mack was an ambassador of Bowlingtown and all the memories we all have of growing up there. No more beautiful sound could be heard than the music reverberate off those mountains and I have been privileged to hear it all my life. I remember Lonnie and Abie singing when they were young before the lake came and at all the reunions since. Oh but the music has not stopped for it lives in our hearts and will be treasured there. God bless and keep you in his comfort and grace.

Debbie Green

July 17, 2020

Our best memories at the Buckhorn Lodge is singing with Lonnie and Silas. Everybody would find a seat and we would wait anxiously to hear Lonnie sing old country songs in perfect harmony with Silas. When we knew the words we would all sing along. I don’t know how he remembered all the words to the songs he sang. He was always the life of the party. He would tell us stories of things that happened in Bowlingtown long ago that we will never forget. Lonnie was blessed with a giving heart and a wonderful family. We love all of them. May God bless you Lonnie Napier. We will miss you forever.

Roger Collins

July 16, 2020

What a blessing he was to our family. My parents (Ralph Collins and Dollie Gay Collins) were from Turkey Branch and Bowlintown respectively. With me on the banjo and my brother (Ralph Wayne Collins) and Silas Deaton playing guitar we created wonderful memories. When Lonnie would sing in his mournful mountain tenor you could hear that sound that only mountain folks could replicate.
He was so respectful to our family when we lost our parents even driving to the funeral home in Austin, Indiana to pay his respects during our time of need.
I love Lonnie and will miss him dearly. This is a huge loss for the forgotten community of Bowlintown.
God bless the family. The Collins sends their sincere condolences!

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

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