Former coroner, native passes

Published 3:46 am Monday, May 18, 2009

By By Adam Prestridge
McCullough native and Escambia County High School graduate Huey Alfred Mack Sr., who served as Baldwin County’s coroner for 28 years, died Friday morning following a battle with cancer.
The 71-year-old also operated Mack Funeral Home, Inc. in Robertsdale since 1965, and was a founding member of the Central Baldwin County Chamber of Commerce. Mack retired from his position as coroner in 2006.
Most of Mack’s co-workers at his funeral home are family and were too shaken by the death of their loved one to talk about it, but maintenance supervisor Stan Vinson shared his love for his boss.
Vinson added that Mack was on the job working despite illness until his death.
Mack’s nephew, Shawn Mack of McCullough, said everyone who knew his uncle thought he was a stand up guy.
Mack was civic-minded in every sense. He was past president of Alabama’s Funeral Director’s Association, past president of Central Baldwin Chamber of Commerce, past president of Robertsdale Rotary Club and past board member of Selected Independent Funeral Homes.
Mack is survived by his wife, Jean Marie Mack of Robertsdale; daughter, Linda Lou Mack of Bay Minette; son; Huey A. “Hoss” (Sherri Racine) Mack Jr. of Silverhill; sister, Judy (Jerry) Linam of Sevierville, Tenn.; brother, Arnold (Brenda) Mack of Lake Wales, Fla.; five grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 18, 2009 at the Robertsdale United Methodist Church with the Rev. George Sedberry, the Rev. Ronald Nunn and Father William James officiating. Burial will be in the Baldwin Memorial cemetery in Robertsdale.
A visitation will be held from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. today, May 17, 2009 at Mack Funeral Home.

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