Earnest "Earnie" Olen McMahon Jr.
August 16, 1955 – June 6, 2019
Earnest O. McMahon, Jr. (Earnie) passed away unexpectedly on June 6th at the age of 63. He was born in Seattle on August 16, 1955 to Earnest and Esther McMahon. Earnie was a loving husband to Lori. Together they raised two wonderful, strong, independent children that Earnie was very proud of. Once the kids were grown, he and Lori traveled the world together. He also fulfilled his lifelong dream of being a successful business owner. He was loved and admired by everyone who knew him. He will be missed dearly.
Earnie was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife of almost 46 years, their son, Brian, their daughter, Amy Savage (Erik), and his two young grandchildren who he loved dearly, Duncan and Kiera Savage. He is also survived by his two sisters, Donna Hamlet and Barbara Kelln (Steve), three half-sisters, Wanda Merchant, Ann Shuyler, and Alice Hale, two sisters-in-law, Karen Moe and Julie Gerringer (Chuck), and several nephews.
A service will be held for Earnie at Acacia Memorial Park on June 13th at 2pm, 14951 Bothell Way NE, Seattle.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association.
- Reception Thursday, June 13, 2019
Earnest "Earnie" Olen McMahon Jr.
June 14, 2019
Unfortunately in life, we often don’t realize what we have until it’s gone. With the passing of my father, who was taken from us suddenly and prematurely, his impact on my life has never been more clear. I once again reflect just what an incredible man he was.
He was a humble man, who, despite more than his fair share of challenges, managed to build a successful business and raise two independent, strong willed children (and from the looks of it, two independent, strong willed grandchildren as well). He committed himself to providing a comfortable life for his family. He was always my staunchest supporter - undoubtedly my number one fan. While we didn’t always see eye-to-eye, no matter what life decisions I had to make, it was clear that he had my back and would stand by me 100%. He never hesitated to give compliments, highlighting the best qualities in someone. He was always the first one to celebrate my successes, no matter how small. He would do anything for anyone - all he wanted was to be loved.
He found a passion for travelling relatively late in life, but it didn’t take much for him to get completely hooked. Even if I was halfway around the world, nothing would stop him from jumping on a plane to visit (or to help) as soon as he could.
Although I lived away from home for almost all of my adult life, whenever I would visit, we had taken up the tradition of playing games most evenings, where I am certain he would let me win - most of the time. This actually ended up being an incredible bonding experience that I will never forget.
I love you father. I am proud of you - thank you for everything that you did to support our family.
May you sleep well.
June 12, 2019
Earnie has been a loyal ,supportive friend since the 2nd grade .He has always been kind and caring heart. I had the honor of being with him when he meet his Love and wife of 45 plus years . As we went through our lives with the ups and downs of life we always were there for each other to talk and go to lunch or dinner together. I never seen him so proud as when he would talk about his children and there growth and accomplishment in life. Except when he got the happy news he was going to be a grandfather that has been a very special time in his life. Earnie worked hard to be a father and give his family everything in life. He became a successful business owner which was one of his dreams.He got to tell me about his travels to many county's which he really enjoyed to travel with his family . His friendship will be missed more than words can describe .