Orville Leo Mack, age 81, formerly of Kahoka, MO, passed away on Thursday, December 23, 2021, in Del City, OK.
Orville was born June 23, 1940, in Murry, IA, the son of the late Carl Fredrick and Effie Maxine (Higgins) Mack. He married Rosemary Byland on November 24, 1990, in Wayland.
As a young child Orville learned the trade of Blacksmith from his father, and was called upon by local farmers to repair their machinery at a very young age. He took pride in his work and continued the trade after returning home from serving his country in the United States Air Force. While moving over 17 times as a child, he eventually settled in the Wayland area. Orville loved to help people and would take jobs that no one else wanted to do. To better support his family Orville eventually took a job in the maintenance department at the former Sheller Globe Company in Keokuk, Iowa, retiring after 20 years. Later in life he and Rose traveled the country delivering campers and trailers to dealerships to be sold. His passion was tinkering, fixing things, and collecting junk as he put it.
Survivors include his wife, Rosemary of Del City, OK, four sons; Curtis (Marlena) Mack of Kahoka, MO, Brian (Dena) Ferrel of Kahoka, MO, Scott Ferrel of Spokane WA, Lonnie (Carloyn) Kulp of Tecumseh, OK, three daughters; Jody (Dean) DeWitt of Fort Madison, IA, Cindy (Don) Akin of Del City, OK, Peggy Heanver of Wellston, OK, twenty-two grandchildren, thirty-one great-grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Effie, two brothers; Larry Mack Sr. and Marvin Mack, one infant daughter and two grandsons Devin Royer, and Kyle Ledbeter.
Cremation rites have been accorded. Services will be held at a later date. Memorials in Orville’s name are suggested to the Clark Country R-1 Building Trades Program.