Lee R. "Mac" McAfee, 80, of Marshall, died Thursday, Aug. 18, 2005, at Big Bend Retreat in Slater.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, at Campbell-Lewis Chapel in Marshall. William W. Harlow will officiate. Pallbearers will be Charlie Johnson, Trent Croka, Adam Ahrens, Kurt Ahrens, Mark Williams and Richard Williams. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Marshall. Burial with military rites will be in Ridge Park Cemetery in Marshall. Memorials are suggested to the Alzheimer's Association or VA Medical Center in Kansas City.
Born July 16, 1925, in Baltimore, Md., he was the son of the late Lee Haschel McAfee and Mary Regina Carter McAfee. On Aug. 24, 1979, he married Clara B. Krumsiek Ahrens, who survives of the home. He had lived in Marshall since 1974, moving from Sweet Springs. He was a U.S. Marine Corps/Air Force veteran of World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. He was awarded five Purple Hearts and the Silver Star. He retired from the U.S. Air Force in 1965, then was a machinist and mechanic at ConAgra for 17 years. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2646 in Marshall and Carleson Raiders.
Additional survivors include two daughters, Billie Slagerman of Ozark, Ark., and Gail King of rural Sweet Springs; four stepsons, Larry Burkard of Paris, Ark., Conny Ahrens of Blue Springs, Darrell Ahrens of rural Marshall and Tim Ahrens of Pilot Grove; three stepdaughters, Doris Williams of Harrisonville, Pam Gulley of London, Ark., and Vicki Leslie of Marshall; two brothers, Donald McAfee of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Bart McAfee of Carlinville, Ill.; one sister, Gladys Morrow of LaQuinta, Calif.; one grandson; four great-grandchildren; several stepgrandchildren and stepgreat-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one daughter, Georgetta Mae McAfee; one sister, Cindy Larson; and one brother, Roscoe McAfee.