OBITUARY

Mike "Doc" Mahan

June 29, 1934July 24, 2018
Obituary of Mike "Doc" Mahan
S.M. MAHAN, JR Mike “Doc” Mahan On June 29, 1934, a cyclone hit Birmingham, Alabama and brought with it Stanley Michael Mahan, Jr., better known to many as Doc Mahan. After living up to his adventurous beginnings, on July 24, 2018, he left this world peacefully surrounded by his family. He lived his 84 years as a resident of his beloved Montevallo and Brierfield, where he served for decades as family dentist, volunteer fire chief, historian, collector, community leader, musician, story maker and story teller. He made a home with wife, Georgia girl Linda Chambers Mahan, at Montebrier, on the banks of Mahan Creek in Brierfield, Alabama, where he raised two daughters, Miki Mahan Heaton (Hud) and Stann Mahan Maraman (Neal). Later, he made sure his three grandsons, Michael Schneider, (Julie), Jacob Garris (Morgan), and Jesse Garris, enjoyed the same beautiful land and adventures that the Mahan family had enjoyed there since the early 1800’s. He was even blessed to see his great-granddaughter, Caroline Schneider play on the same creek banks. Education was very important to Doc who graduated from Auburn University (1957), University of Montevallo (1961) and UAB School of Dentistry (1966). He continually encouraged others to learn, be it in higher education or by life’s experiences. Doc had a compassionate heart, often helping others at his own sacrifice, and worked to offer comfort and help to many who suffered with dental complications. He hosted a Dentistry from the Heart charitable event at his office for many years, where he and other dentists, community members, and churches volunteered long hours to provide basic dental care for hundreds of people in pain who could not afford to pay for needed services themselves. To honor and continue his work, in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a fund that has been established at Mahan Creek Dental named DMD Fund (Docs Magnanimous Dentistry). This fund will continue Doc’s legacy and ensure that those in need will not suffer from dental pain because they cannot afford dental care. Please make donations through “Go Fund Me” www.GoFundMe.com DMD Fund (Docs Magnanimous Dentistry) or checks payable to DMD Fund and mail to Miki Mahan Heaton at 971 Blowing Cave Rd, Gurley, AL 35748. Services will be held at Montevallo First United Methodist Church, 861 Middle Street, Montevallo, AL, Saturday, July 28, 2018 at 9:45,am. All are invited to join the family for a light lunch following the service at Montebrier, 19275 Hwy 139, Brierfield, AL to celebrate the life of Doc Mahan. A private burial for family will occur after the luncheon.

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Saturday, July 28, 2018

Funeral Service

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Luncheon