Minister Johnny Rodin Mackey

Minister Johnny Rodin Mackey, 83, of Kennesaw, died Saturday, Dec. 24, 2016, at his residence.

He was born Nov. 14, 1933, in Gadsden, Ala., to the late Robert Lee Mackey and Hazel Mae Hill Mackey.  He graduated from Jacksonville State University, attended Emory School of Law and graduated from Woodrow Wilson School of Law.  He worked a varied career while constantly serving as a church of Christ minister.  He taught chemistry, physics and biology at Calhoun High School, worked for Northwest Exterminating and at the Redstone Arsenal for Martin Thiokol at the space center in Huntsville, Ala., where he acquired a patent for the production of the propellant that launched the space shuttle.  He owned the Victorian Tearoom in Warm Springs. He worked for Lockheed Martin in Marietta, where he worked on the C5A and P3 Orion Jets.  He sold cars at Jim Tidwell Ford and worked as an auctioneer, a real estate agent and owned a painting service.  

He is preceded in death by sister Marie Mackey and brother Jack Mackey.

He is survived by daughters, Jane Mackey Law, of Powder Springs, Debbie Mackey, of Sandy Springs, and Teresa Mackey, of Marietta; son, Shane Mackey, of Marietta; grandchildren, Joshua Law, Ginger and husband Haisten Willis and Griffin Melnick; great-grandchild,  Hazel-Jane Willis; brother, Robert L. Mackey Jr., of Garner, S.C.; nephew,  Dr. Steven Mackey, of Alexander City, Ala.; special loved ones, Sandra Mackey, Lillian Sutton and Stephen Law.

A memorial service will be held in Ellijay, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016, from the Logan Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Butch Jones officiating.  

The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until the service hour at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016, at the Logan Funeral Home.

A second memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016, from the Woodstock Church of Christ with Minister Matt Amos officiating.  

The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until the service hour at 7 p.m. at the Woodstock Church of Christ.

A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016, at the Boardtown Church of Christ Cemetery with Shannon Bearden officiating.

Flowers are acceptable or donations can be made to Georgia Agape, 3094 Mercer University Drive, Suite 200, Atlanta, GA 30341 or to the Boardtown Church of Christ, c/o Shannon Bearden, 189 Chancey Road, Cherry Log, GA 30522 in memory of Minister Johnny Mackey.

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Logan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Times Courier

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1076
Ellijay, GA. 30540

Phone: 706-635-4313
Fax: 706-635-7006