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Norman Ray (Mac) McAnnally, 92, died Saturday, November 4, 2017 at his home in Austin, Texas.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 66 years, Charlotte Rondeau McAnnally; his children Dickie McAnnally, Carol McAnnally, Linda McAnnally, and Janet McAnnally; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; five sisters; and many dear nieces, nephews and friends.
Born on July 12, 1925 and raised in Blount County, the son of Robert Otus and Ruby Kelton McAnnally, Norman attended school in Bangor and Blountsville, and graduated from J. P. Pennington High School in 1943.
Mac proudly served in the U.S. Army during WWII as part of the 148th Field Artillery Battalion in the Pacific front from 1943 to 1946, when he was honorably discharged as a Staff Sergeant.
Mac attended Howard College and then Auburn University, where he graduated with a degree in Chemical Engineering. He then went to work for Atlantic Refining Company (ARCO) and worked there for 35 years, ending his career as a vice-president.
He and Charlotte spent most of their retirement years in Blount County, where he was a member of Smoke Rise Methodist Church, enjoyed growing fruit trees and a large garden, becoming a Master Gardener, baking and sharing breads and pies., and spending time with his family. Mac and Charlotte moved to Austin, Texas in 2011 to be near their children.
Mac will be dearly missed as a loving husband, father, grandfather, and brother. His beautiful smile, warmth, and generous spirit will be remembered by all who knew him. A memorial service will be held at St. Andrews United Methodist Church, 615 Main Avenue South West, Cullman on Saturday, December 30, at 11:30 a.m. The service will be followed by a meal and fellowship for all. Burial will be at the Garden City Cemetery at 3:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to The American Heart Association (https://donatenow.heart.org/) or the American Diabetes Association (http://www.diabetes.org/donate/) are appreciated.
Published on December 18, 2017
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