David Zeldon “Mac” McGinnis Jr.


David Zeldon “Mac” McGinnis Jr., 95 of Emlenton passed away peacefully at home on November 29, 2021.

Mac was born May 15, 1926, he was the son of David “Ike” Zeldon McGinnis and Jessie Dunkle McGinnis, at his family’s home near Six Points. Mac was 14 when his mother Jessie passed away. He was raised by his stepmother Veda Cotton McGinnis. Mac was cherished and loved for many years up 'till Veda’s passing at the age of 107.

Mac married Mae Gordon on April 30, 1949. The couple celebrated their 72nd wedding anniversary this year. Together the couple had three children; David, Bruce, and Susan.

Mac proudly served in the United States Navy during World War II. He also was in the Army Reserves.

Mac retired from Operators Engineer. He drove heavy equipment for the company upon his retirement. Mac was a true outdoorsman. He loved spending time in the woods hunting and fishing. He kept a beautiful garden. His family treasures numerous woodworking projects he has done over the years. Most importantly being with his loved ones brought him much joy.

Loved ones left to cherish Mac’s memory are his wife Mae McGinnis of Emlenton; his children David McGinnis and his wife Nancy of Pittsburgh; Bruce McGinnis of Ashland Ohio and Susan McCoy and her husband Joseph of Emlenton. Also, surviving are his grandchildren, David McGinnis, Patrick McGinnis, and his wife Karrie; Scott McGinnis and his wife Samantha; Bradley McGinnis, Philip McCoy, and his wife Anoma; Daniel McCoy and his wife Stephanie; Michelle Hubenthal and Cathy McCoy. Also his great-grandchildren; Emma, Garrett, Kya, Dinesh, Joshua, Jack, Katie, Mara, and Rosalie; Mac’s sisters and brothers Louise Carrick, Karen Terwilliger, Abbie Reeder, Terry McGinnis, and his wife Shirley and Lou McGinnis.

Mac was welcomed into heaven by his parents, his brothers and sisters Amos McGinnis, Doris Dunkle, Lowry McGinnis, Thayle McGinnis, Cythina Campbell, and Dale Warters.

The family welcomed friends at the Larry E. McKinley Funeral Home, 109 Emlenton Street, Clintonville, on Friday, December 3, 2021. Funeral services took place at the funeral home on Saturday, December 4, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Lewie Bennett officiating from New Zion EC Church.

Burial took place at Eau Claire Cemetery.

Friends can email condolences, send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of David, please visit by visiting www.mckinleyfuneralhome.net.

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