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Malcolm ‘Mack’ Davis Bronaugh Jr.

Born: 08/04/1938 Died: 07/24/2009 Maiden Name: n/a Honorific: Veteran

Malcolm “Mack” Davis Bronaugh Jr., 70, passed away July 24, 2009, in Wichita Falls, Texas. Mack was born August 4, 1938, in Ada to Malcolm D. and Thelma Moore Bronaugh. He spent his youth in Ada except for a couple of years during the war when they moved to Springfield, Missouri, while his father was stationed there with the Army. When he was 8, his family moved to Fort Worth, living on the north side where he attended Diamond Hill High School. In 1956 his childhood dream came true when he became a member of the U.S. Marines Corps. He proudly served for six years at Fort Pendleton, California, in the military police. He later became a police officer in North Richland Hills. Mack worked hard to support his family, often working two or three jobs. He worked for Lone Star Gas, drove an ambulance for Shannon’s Funeral Home and delivered for Whittin’s Drug Store. In the early ’70s, Mack also played semi-pro football for the Fort Worth Texans. In 1973, he became an insurance salesman for Banker’s Life and Casualty. He was a natural-born salesman and was often in the top 10 percent in the country. He later became an independent agent and helped fill his time with working for Stanley Tools and Certainteed in security. In 1992, Mack married Norah. They moved back to Fort Worth in 1993 and Mack worked for Nokia before becoming disabled in 1994. Mack and Norah returned to Wichita Falls in 1998. Mack was always proud of his Native American heritage and never lost his love of Oklahoma. Mack never met a stranger and loved to make people laugh. He was one of a kind and will be greatly missed by all. Mack is survived by his wife of the home; eight children, Laura Coleman of North Richland Hills, Gary and wife Dora of Bedford, Brent, Randy and wife Jennifer, Sharon and husband Craig Cooper, all of Wichita Falls, Liza Vance of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Larry Wilbur and Hank Reddin, both of St. Louis, Missouri; one sister, Betty and husband Steve Peltonon of Broken Arrow; one brother, Richard and wife Becky of Springtown; 13 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, two nieces and a nephew.