LONGVIEW – Stanley Leroy McMahon Jr., 86, passed away on Tuesday, March 13, 2018, at Treviso Transitional Care in Longview.
Mr. McMahon was born on Jan. 6, 1932 in Meadville, Pa., to the late Stanley Leroy Sr. and Helene Winters McMahon. After graduating from Meadville High School, he moved to Mission to help construct his parents’ home. He married Celestine Rose Doffing on Dec. 21, 1952, in Mission.
He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in May 1952. During his service, he was stationed at the Naval Air Station in Norman, Okla., and served aboard the USS Kearsarge, an aircraft carrier in the Korean War before being honorably discharged in 1956.
Upon his return to Mission, he was employed for 38 years by the United States Postal Service in the Mission office before retiring in 1994. He moved to Longview in 2015 to be closer to family.
Survivors include his wife of 65 years; children, Michael McMahon of Longview, Ann Johnson of Wimberley and William McMahon of Covington, Tenn.; and six grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, David Marshall McMahon and Gloria McMahon Seitz.
A funeral mass was held on March 16 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Mission with Rev. Patrick Seitz officiating. A graveside service followed at Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery in Mission.