Thursday, February 16, 2012

Daniel "Danny" Allen Mackey, 61, of Cassville, passed away on Friday, Feb. 10, 2012, at St. John's Mercy Hospital in Springfield. He was born on April 17, 1950, in Joplin the son of James "Junior" and Beulah Harris Mackey.

Following graduation from Monett High School in 1968, he served in the U.S. National Guard. In 1970, he entered the trucking business, and in 1980, moved to Cassville and started his own trucking business, American Farm Land. In 1984, he purchased Southwest Missouri Transit and operated that until 1991 when he started Artic Coastal Transport in the operation of more than 100 over-the-road trucks. In 2003, he started American Farm Land Supply and operated that until his death.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Cassville and attended O.K. Mission Baptist Church in Washburn.

Survivors include: his companion of many years, Jeannie Nickell, of Cassville; his son, Jason Mackey and his wife, Janelle; his daughter, Julie Gadiaga and her husband, Demba; two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, "Junior" Mackey, his mother, Beulah Harris Garoutte, and his sister, Shila Cendroski.

Funeral services were held today (Wednesday) at the White Funeral Home in Cassville, with Pastor Paul Wahlert officiating. Burial followed at Arnhart Cemetery east of Purdy.

Memorials may be made to the Leukemia Society and entrusted to the White Funeral Home, Box 890, Cassville, MO 65625.