Michael Mackey Memorial Scholarship
Michael Lynn "Mike" Mackey was born January 27, 1952, in Maryville. As a lifelong resident, he graduated from Maryville High School in 1970, and attended Northwest Missouri State University on a full-ride football scholarship. For 31 years, Mike was the owner/operator of the former Mackey Heating and Air Conditioning. Following, he dedicated his handy skills as the Maintenance Director at Golden Living Center in Maryville until he retired.
His memberships included the Maryville Jaycees, where he led as chapter president, and as a Jaycees National Ambassador. He was a charter member of the Maryville Pride Lions Club.
On November 18, 1972, Mike was united in marriage with his high school sweetheart, Billie Rae Milinkov and was proudly married for nearly 43 years. Their family includes five children, Jaymie Dietrich, Tyler Mackey, twins, Andy and Doug Mackey and David Mackey. They have a growing family with 8 grandchildren currently.
Mike was an avid Bearcat fan and though he was in a wheelchair the last years of his life, he never missed an opportunity to watch or cheer on his team. He took great pride in their legacy as all of the Mackey children still wear their Bearcat pride and also attended Northwest Missouri State University. They carry 7 degrees, 5 of which are from Northwest Missouri State University and 2 as masters. Each worked hard to put themselves through school with scholarships and other financial aid and the family is honored to pay it forward.
Mike passed away on October 13, 2015, in St. Joseph, MO surrounded by family and friends.
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