OBITUARY

Lacy Mahon

June 2, 1924February 8, 2013

William Lacy Mahon, Jr. born June 2, 1924, in Jacksonville, Florida, died on Friday, February 8th. Mr. Mahon was the son of William Lacy Mahon, Sr., a long time practicing attorney and Judge in Jacksonville, and Lucille Brinkley Mahon. He was the grandson of William Lacy Challenor Mahon, who, in 1905, founded Main Street Baptist church in Jacksonville. He attended Mattie B. Rutherford grammar school, Kirby Smith Junior High School and Andrew Jackson High School. Mr. Mahon served in World War II as a bombardier navigator. Following his release from the Army, he attended the University of Florida where he was a member and President of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity. He was also a member of Phi Delta Phi honorary legal fraternity, Florida Blue Key and the University of Florida Hall of Fame. Upon his graduation from the University of Florida, College of Law in 1949, he joined his father’s law firm in Jacksonville, where he continued practicing until his retirement in 2007. Mr. Mahon practiced with his brother, Harry Mahon and later with his son, Mark H. Mahon and Russell Healey. During his years as an attorney, Mr. Mahon also served as a member of the Florida House of Representatives from 1953 to 1955. He was elected to the office of County Solicitor (prosecuting attorney) for Duval County (1956 – 1960). President Lyndon Johnson appointed Mr. Mahon as a special ambassador to Barbados in 1966. In addition, Mr. Mahon was appointed by Governor Lawton Chiles as Chairman of the Public Employees Relations Commission (1996 – 1999). Mr. Mahon is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Nancy Nix Mahon; his daughter, Nancy Mattimore (Michael) of Tallahassee, grandchildren, Leila and Grace; his son, the Honorable Mark Mahon (Mary), and grandchildren, Harrison, Davis, Lacy, and Emma. Mr. Mahon was predeceased by his son, William Lacy Chip Mahon, his three brothers and a sister and his is survived by a number of nieces and nephews. A private family burial has taken place. A Celebration of His Life will take place on Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 10:00 am at Hendricks Avenue Baptist Church, 4001 Hendricks Ave., Jacksonville, FL 32207. Dr. Kyle Reese will officiate. Memorials in his name may be directed to Community Hospice of NE FL or the charity of one’s choice. Arrangements by Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home, 4115 Hendricks Ave., Jacksonville, FL 32207. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.hardage-giddenshendricksave.com.

Services

  • A Celebration of His Life Saturday, February 23, 2013
REMEMBERING

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Steven Burke

September 18, 2013

Dear Mahon Family,

I am very sorry to hear about Lacy. He was a great man. His son Chip always spoke so highly of him and I always felt honored to know him through Chip. God bless you all.

Jackie Mims

February 21, 2013

May the Lord lift the family in this trying time. My deepest sympathy goes out to the family. It can be so hard to face the first year without your loved one, but the love of family and friends can carry you through. May God bless you and your family.

February 21, 2013

May the family find comfort in the memories. Keeping in mind the Scriptural hope of everlasting life can help to sustain us during difficult times (John 17:3)

Marcha Beane

February 19, 2013

Mike, Nancy and family: My thoughts are with you during this time. Praying for precious memories and a calming peace that passes all understanding.

Tara Arrigo

February 19, 2013

Lacy was such a wonderful man. I used to work in the Blacktone and would often run into him. Always smiling and sweet! God Bless him and his family during this difficult time.

Catherine Gissendaner

February 19, 2013

Nancy, Mark and little Nancy and families. My heart is just heavy with sadness at the loss of Lacy. He was my friend, employer and advisor for many years. I was never so proud as I was when I worked for Mark and Lacy. Lacy was kind, tough, expert and caring. He always had a heart of gold. He loved his family with all his heart and was so proud of all of you. He was a first class gentleman always. He was simply THE BEST. I love you all. My thoughts and prayers are with you now and always.

February 18, 2013

May the family find comfort in the memories. Keeping in mind the Scriptural hope of everlasting life can help to sustain us during difficult times (John 17:3)

Catherine Gissendaner

February 18, 2013

I haven't no words for the sorrow I feel at the loss of this wonderful human being. Lacy warms my friend, employer and advisor for many years. I loved him and was so proud that he was a father-figure to me. He never steered me wrong. Such an honor to know him. HIs family always made me feel at home and warmly welcomed. Nancy, little Nancy and Mark and families, please know that you were so loved by this special man and he was so proud of you. Many are the splinters...few are the wood. He was simply THE BEST! My thoughts and prayers are with you always.

Dallas Cook

February 18, 2013

So sorry to learn of the passing of Mr. Mahon. I had the honor of photographing the Mahon family in the home several years ago. I also knew him when I was a Police Officer. Man of high integrety. May God ease your heartfelt pain.
Dallas Cook

Taryn Horvath

February 17, 2013

I am so sorry for the loss of such a kind hearted man. I am a friend of one of his granddaughters, and I will never forget how much of a loving pop pop he was to his family, and the many funny stories he ever shared with me. My thoughts and prayers are with Lacy and his family <3