On May 31, 2022, Charles William “Mac” McMenamy passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his family. It was the end of his 6-year battle with cancer and the end of a truly incredible journey. Mac was born in McKinney, Texas on June 26, 1935, and attended McKinney High School where he excelled in football, baseball, and basketball and was an all-state football player. He was a resident of Amarillo, Texas for the last 52 years. He graduated from the University of Texas School of Business in 1961 after serving 4 years in the U.S. Army stationed in Germany. After earning his degree, he continued to serve his country as a federal agent for 30 years and later as a county judge. He is survived by his wife Shirley, sister Sandra, son Tim McMenamy and wife Drena, son Jeff McMenamy, daughter Dana Ogilvie and husband Rob, son Kirk Eaton and wife Kris, along with 22 grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his beloved dog, Willie Boy.
Mac found immense joy in his life in everything he did, but he especially enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. Mac and Shirley’s home was always the place to be for holiday celebrations and for Longhorn Football games. He loved working on cars, gardening, fixing things, and taking care of his animals at his country property affectionately known as “the compound”. He will be remembered by his family and friends as a strong, soft spoken man with a charitable heart and a soft spot for the underdog. His wife Shirley will remember him as a kind and loving gentleman who rarely angered and loved her beyond measure for over 47 years. Both Mac and Shirley overcame the sudden and tragic loss of their first spouse and were able to build a wonderful life together for themselves and their children. There is no doubt God played a role in bringing them together. His children will remember him as the kind of father every kid wants; a man of full of great wisdom and love, a man with strong yet gentle hands, and a man who earned their utmost respect through the example he lived every day. In a world in need of strong role models and leaders, Mac was the best of us. There were very few limits to his kindness and generosity. He made the world a much better place and he will be greatly missed.
Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, June 4, 2022, at St. Stephen United Methodist Church in Amarillo. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to local charities Martha’s Home or Snack Pak 4 Kids.
19 Replies to “Charles William “Mac” McMenamy”
Shirley, I am so sorry to hear of Mac’s passing. I am Mac first cousin. Our dads were brothers. From all the nice comments Mac must have been well liked. I wish I had known him better. The last time I saw Mac ( we called him Sonny as kids) was about 1959, he was going to college in Stephenville TX.
Hugs and Prayers to you & your family!
Love you bunches!
God is our strength!
He will be walking beside you through the coming days, weeks and months!
💕 Leslie Goodrum
Shirley – I am so sorry for your loss. I know you loved Mac so dearly. May God wrap his loving arms around you and your family. I miss you! Elaine Lawrence
Tim and Drena, our deepest condolences for you and your entire family. We are wrapping you all in our hearts and prayers. We love you . John and Beverly Stinson
Shirley, I was so sorry to hear about your loss. Praying for peace and comfort for you and your family.
Much love coming your way.
Mimi Paixão ox’s
My deepest sympathy and prayers for you and your family Shirley.
You both represent the epitome of a loving family and husband and wife.
Shirley, Tim, Jeff and family. Tim and Jeff are my 2nd cousins and I wanted to reach out and share my condolenses. May our Lord bless and comfort you and your family.
Tim & Drena. & the rest of the family. I’m sorry for your loss. I always thought your dad had to be a great guy from some of the stories you’ve shared. I hope you all find peace and comfort as many of us will be praying for your family during this time.
Prayers go out to Tim and family. We only knew Tim well and know this will leave a hole in his life.
Jeff, Tim, Kirk and families,
Please accept my deepest sympathy for the loss of your dad. His guidance and goodness comes through in the character of his sons. May the Good Lord comfort you in this difficult time.
Shirley, when you came into Mac’s life, you came into ours. You have been such a devoted wife, Mother, & friend. We are so sorry for losing Mac, he gave it a good fight, like Mac would do, now he is at peace. He would want us to be with you, love you dear friend, here for you.
I feel I was fortunate to have worked in the same office with Mac for 16 years. He was always courteous and helpful and kind to me. My deepest sympathy to Shirley and to all of Mac’s family.
Shirley, I am so sorry for your loss. Mac adored you and the two of you made a great team. I am praying for peace and comfort for you & your family. With Love, Carole
Praying for God’s comfort and strength for all the family! He will be missed by many. Love to all the family.
Shirley and family, Judge Mac was the best, in so many ways. He was a warrior and never picked a fight but didn’t back down from one either….He has touched more lives than you will ever know. With love and precious memories. Jane A King
I’m so sorry Jeff/ Tim and families. You were great men so I knew your dad had to be even greater. I bet he knew my famous birth father who played football for Texas during those days. We can talk about that another time. Just know I’m praying for your family.
So saddened to hear of Mac’s passing but so happy I was blessed to enjoy his friendship for so long! When he was County Judge we had weekly biscuits and gravy at Braums and lots of great conversations over coffee! Such a great man and family man! He will be missed by so many! Prayers for Gods comfort for Shirley and all the family during such a difficult time! God Bless! Isaiah 40:31
Shirley, I am sorry for your loss! My prayers for you and your family are with you!
You had the best when it comes to husbands. He fought the good fight and now the blessed reward for him.