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American Heritage Funeral Home

10710 Veterans Memorial Drive, Houston, TX

OBITUARY

Jimmy Don Macken

July 1, 1947February 13, 2020

On February 13, 2020 Jimmy Don Macken, loving husband and father passed away at 5:36 am in his home surrounded by family in Hempstead Texas at the age of 72. He is survived by his wife Connie and his two sons, Christopher and Brandon.

Jim was born July 1, 1947 in Dallas Texas. He was raised by his parents Brendan Patrick Macken and Leita Elizabeth Macken, along with his three sisters Joan, Barbara and Linda, and his older brother Albert. Jim graduated from Robert E. Lee High School in San Antonio Texas in 1967. Jim attended the University of Texas in Austin and served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War, he entered active duty service in February 1969. During his service he received three Purple Hearts, the Army Commendation Medal and a Bronze Star. Jim married his first wife Gail Ann Macken after returning home from service and raised two sons Chris and Brandon. He married his second wife Constance Marie Hennessy (Connie) on September 13, 2013. Jim was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed spending time out in nature. He was an excellent chef and pitmaster, his Bar-B-Que was award winning and his cooking was enjoyed by many. He practiced business for 46 years in Houston until his retirement in 2010. Funeral services will be held at the VA cemetery in Houston on a date to be determined.

Services

17 April

Gathering

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

American Heritage Funeral Home

10710 Veterans Memorial Drive
Houston, TX 77038

17 April

Committal Service

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

Houston National Cemetery

10410 Veterans Memorial Drive
Houston, TX 77038

17 April

Reception

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

American Heritage Funeral Home

10710 Veterans Memorial Drive
Houston, TX 77038

Memories

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Doug Harrison

February 20, 2020

Jim was a very good friend and former co-worker of mine for a number of years.
He once told me, after a particularly difficult time in my life that I was made of what's known as the "sterner stuff." I want to say that if Daniel Webster was asked to define the sterner stuff, he need not have looked any further than "Jimmy Mack" as I used to call him.
Jim, you will be missed but we will meet again one fine day my friend.

Rachael Brenner

February 19, 2020

Gosh so many fond childhood memories with Jim and his family. Jim and my Dad were good friends. Jim and my Dad were very involved with the American Legion. Our families attended the Christmas parties and several other events at the legion together. Jim and my Dad cooked several briskets together for my wedding too. He could smoke a brisket! Yum!!! Jim was always there to help out and Connie too! I know Jim and my Dad are up there in heaven talking about all the great memories and smiling down. Love you Jim Rest In Peace sweet friend! Xoxo

Jim Akin

February 19, 2020

I remember Jim well as we had a few classes together at Lee High School. I clearly recall him as a smiling, laughing, happy guy . Time is slipping by for all of us. Rest in peace, Jim!

Michael Stanley

February 18, 2020

We had a lot of fun in the Speech class at Lee together. Kenny Rose, Ted Lacy, Jimmy and a few others were always the "cut ups" enjoying that class together. I tried to keep them in line but they would not listen to me (lol). Jimmy was a good guy to all of us and Ted renamed him "Jimmy Schmaken" after Jimmy played some joke on Ted that I don't remember the details of. Good memories...my best to friends and family!

Bill Burnam

February 18, 2020

Well Jim, We have been buds for a very log time and now you have moved on to the greatest adventure. You will be missed but not forgotten.

Robin Crawford

February 17, 2020

We love you Connie and pray that God surrounds your family with spiritual blessings and peace as you go through this transition.

FROM THE FAMILY

Enjoying Life

FROM THE FAMILY

Enjoying Life