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James Curtis McCormack

August 16, 1926 ~ December 16, 2011 (age 85)
James Curtis "Mac" McCormack "MR. MAC" August 16, 1926 - December 16, 2011 James Curtis "Mac" McCormack, age 85 of Queen City Texas, passed from this life Friday morning, December 16, 2011 in the comfort of his home, following a courageous yearlong battle with cancer. James was preceded in death by his father, Albert Juwel McCormack, his mother, Etta Wilson Carter, and his brother Charles McCormack. He is survived by his devoted wife Carol McCormack; his daughters Jana Burrows (and husband Brian) of Corinth, Texas and Maribel McCormack of Lewisville, Texas; his brother Douglas McCormack (and wife Lucy) of Comanche, Texas; his sisters Vivian Parker of Lubbock, Texas, Doris Geer of Arlington, Texas, Nadine Shinn of Farmersville, Texas, and Cheryl Crosswhite of McKinney, Texas; his grandchildren Shelly McCormack and Chuck Moon; and five great-grandchildren. He is further survived by members of his extended family blended by marriage; son, daughters, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. James "Mac" McCormack was born in Blue Ridge, Texas and grew up on his family's farm. He proudly served our country as a Staff Sergeant in the Merchant Marines and then in the US Army during WWII. He was stationed in Honshu, Japan. Upon his return home, he earned his degree in Vocational Agriculture Education from Texas Tech, Lubbock, Texas. He moved to Queen City, Texas and has lived happily in the community among family and many friends for nearly 60 years. Mr. "Mac" taught Vocational-Ag at Queen City High School for nearly 30 years. He was dedicated and passionate about his students. In return, his students respected and loved him. He was elected and served as mayor of Queen City, Texas from 1991 to 1999. He also trained racehorses in Texas and was licensed by the Louisiana State Racing Commission. Throughout the years, he has also been successful in several businesses including poultry and cattle. He owned a restaurant in the late 1950's through the early 1960's, and a logging business in the 1970's. "Mac" was a member of the Retired Teachers Association, FFA and VFW Local 5870. He has been honored with numerous awards, recognitions and dedications from his Voc-Ag career and other areas of his life. He loved trade and auction sales, fishing, camping, and traveling. Most of all, he enjoyed people and telling endless stories. "Mac" never knew a stranger! The McCormack family extends an invitation to their friends, extended family and acquaintances to a visitation in James' honor at the Queen City Funeral Home located at 421 Loop 236 Queen City Texas, Tuesday, December 20, 2011 from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM. Their invitation extends to the funeral service, which will be held Thursday, December 22, 2011 at 2:00 PM, at the Queen City Funeral Home with Brother Billy Dupree of Calvary Tabernacle officiating. Interment will immediately follow at Queen City Cemetery. Ceremonial flowers may be delivered in James' honor to the Queen City Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, an account has been established in James' honor at Cass County Bank, for those wishing to contribute funds to help cover unforeseen medical expenses. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of James Curtis McCormack please visit our Sympathy Store.

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