Farrell "Mack" F. McMahon
October 17, 1941 – August 22, 2019
Our family is saddened by the loss of Farrell “Mack” F. McMahon, of Garden City, Missouri. Mack passed away August 22, 2019 at the age of 77. Mack was born in Deering, Missouri. He is preceded in death by his parents Franklin and Hester McMahon, his brother Max, and his beloved grandson Joshua McMahon Mack is survived by his sister, Shirley.
Mack is also survived by the love of his life, Gwen. Mack met Gwen on a blind date in Miami in 1963. They were married for 55 years. Mack was especially proud of his family. He told anyone who would listen about his three brilliant children and their spouses, daughter Scottie Sue and husband Mark Kleypas of Kansas City, Missouri; son Kevin and wife Nora McMahon of Lewisville, Texas; and his son Billy Joe “BJ” and wife Karen McMahon of Lee’s Summit, Missouri.
Mack loved his eight grandchildren and their spouses or significant others, Paige and Mat; Max and Jenny; Danielle and Markus; Dustin and Haley; Devin and Aaron; Nick and Mana; and Alexandria and Brian. Mack enjoyed spending time and hearing stories about the “Great 8 under 8”, his eight great-grandchildren: Brantley, Lucy, Trent, Wyatt, Remi, Ryker, Michael and the new girl, Zoey.
Mack was a proud Vietnam Veteran. He enjoyed wearing his Vietnam Veteran cap and talking to all of the people that thanked him for his service. Mack enlisted at 17 and made a career in the Air Force. serving 20 years before retirement at the age of 37. Mack made the best of the past 40 years traveling the country he loved with his beautiful and loving Gwen by his side. Mack was mechanical, creative, curious, and at last count was instrumental in building 14 businesses from the ground up. Mack mastered several other occupations in his time. He was a self-taught life long learner which he passed along to his children.
Mack loved life and he always had a ready smile for everyone. For his last act, he was a Buffalo Bill Impersonator and won national awards for his re-enactments of the gunslingers of the old west. Dad built a western town called Mack’s Country so that everyone could see his Wild West show. Mack’s Country became a holiday destination a well as a venue for family events. Mack contributed in many ways to the community of Garden City including selling the caboose that sits in the park to Garden City for $1.00. Mack served as a leader in the community and will be greatly missed by those friends left behind.
In accordance with Mack’s wishes, no funeral is planned. The family will gather for a private remembrance in the coming days. The family requests that condolence cards be sent to McGilley & Sheil Funeral Home.
No services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Farrell "Mack" F. McMahon
August 28, 2019
I remember growing up in Garden City and every summer he would put on the Wild West shows! My family loves to go and watch the whole day and enjoy the amazing food! We lived just down the road and I frequently visited the animals he had even after the shows were no longer put on. He was a great man and I’m saddened by the loss of him. Everyone is in my thoughts and prayers.