Oscar Asa MacCammond “Mac” died in Arlington, Texas on March 10, 2018 surrounded by family. Born in Jennings, Louisiana on February 15th, 1925, “Mac” spent his childhood on the Gulf coast. He was a World War II Navy veteran. He was a survivor of the battle of Iwo Jima. Having lived through the hardships of The Great Depression, Mac was truly appreciative of the good things in life.
Mac raised his family in Arlington, Texas. Both he and his wife Betty were public school teachers. After retiring from the Fort Worth school system, he and Betty moved to Hot Springs Village, Arkansas where he was active in Kiwanis, Meals on Wheels, and the Saline County Democratic Party. He also enjoyed golf. He was an amazing husband, father and friend. He often worked several jobs to support his family but always had time for his daughters. He was a fun man with a huge heart. He took care of his wife for years while she was terminally ill without complaint and with great tenderness. He was there for every crisis, sick grandchild, or family need. He was stoic, fearless, and tireless in his service to family and others.
Mac was predeceased by Elizabeth Rae Peters MacCammond, his wife of 56 years. He is survived by his daughters and their spouses: Colleen and Jim McQuaid and Cheryl and Larry Lindly. He also leaves behind 3 granddaughters, 4 great- grandchildren, 2 nieces and 3 nephews.
Arrangements have been entrusted to CedarVale – The Hot Springs Village Funeral Home.
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