Robert A. 'Mac' McPherson passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2008, at his home in Kingman. He was born to Robert A. McPherson and Cecelia Yeh McPherson in Akron, Ohio, on April 9, 1929.
He leaves behind his wife, Joy; daughter, Emma Lou Peniska; stepdaughters, Trina (Jay) Runston and Debra (Tim) Brice; stepsons, Dean (Annie) Lange, Chuck (Bea) Lange and Tim (Darla) Lange. He also leaves behind brothers, William F. of California, James F. of Tennessee; and sisters, Cecelia McPherson of Ohio, Yvonne Sovil of Ohio and Priscilla Johnson of Ohio. He is also survived by many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Kathy Shearer; stepson, Gary Gilliam of Arizona; and sister, Betty Tully of Ohio.
Mac received an honorable discharge from the Army in October 1953. Until his retirement, he was a truck driver. Most of those years were with Conway Trucking of Glendale.
There will be a celebration of his life at a later date.