Lester Ford Mackey, 80, of Weirton died Tuesday March 9, 2010, at the Weirton Medical Center. Lester was born on December 13, 1929, in Wheeling, WV, a son of the late Harry L. and Hilda Jane Ford Mackey Moore. He was also preceded in death by his step father, Clarence Levi Moore; a son, Donald Hugh Mackey; a grandson, Nicholas Adam Zajac and his wife Patience Murphy Mackey. Lester served his country in the US Army during the Korean War. He retired from Weirton Steel after 42 years of service. He was known as the high pressure man in the Boiler House. He was a member of the Chapel Hill Wesleyan Church and the Weirton Steel 25 Year Club. He is survived by a son, Douglas James Mackey, and his wife Terri of Weirton,; two daughters, Cindy Rae Zajac and her husband John of Weirton, WV, and Rebecca Jane Mackey of Rogersville, PA; a brother, Donald H. Mackey of Weirton, WV, a half sister, Linda Griffin of Mississippi; six grandchildren, Joshua Mackey, Chris and Debbie Zajac, Daniel and Mallory Mackey, Brianna and Kevin Evans, Herb and Beca Mackey, And Angel and Dan Zajac; nine great grandchildren, Halee, Blake, Jesse, Devon, Charlee, Emma, Jasmine, Angel, and Caitlin. Visitation will be Saturday 2 PM until time of Services at 4 PM at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton, WV. Reverend Marvin Taylor will preside. Interment will be in Three Springs Cemetery, Weirton.

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  1. Sorry to hear of your loss. So many of our childhood memories included the Mackey family. God Bless You All.

  2. For all the stories that were never to be told, Back to a time when I was a girl so long ago, I knew a man whose kindness touched the hearts of many, And he would often be the first to lend you his last penny, Yes his heart was pure gold forged from out of love, Right from the hands of the almighty who sits high above, There were times I must of drove him crazy and made his head whirl, With all my want tos and why nots when I was a girl, He loved and cared for all those that he knew, His family, friends and most of all you, Many happy memories I carry within my heart, Vowed never to forget and never to be apart, As a girl I would look up to this man with great awe, For you see he was my friend and he is my Grandpa

  3. May you rest in peace with Grandma i will always miss you but never stop loving you nor will i forget the wisdom you gave me and i thank you for sharing it with love you

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