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“Just saw this and wanted to write a note even though it is late .Tom was my tennis coach at KCC and a very nice man. He told the corniest jokes but...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Doug Bess - BATTLE CREEK, MI

“Tom was a great colleague at KCC and a fun fellow to be around even though he often told autrocious puns. The more we groaned, the more he told. He...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Elizabeth Neumeyer - Battle Creek, MI

“Mr. Mackie taught me tennis when I was in junior high and he was my instructor at KCC in early childhood development.He was a kind person and I have...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Peg Lauer - Kalamazoo, MI

“Mr. Mackie was a great teacher, coach and neighbor whom I admired and respected for his patience, coaching and friendship even when I resisted his...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: David Deluhery - Portage, MI

“My favorite joke of his. I got home and my wife was at the door and I said honey I'm going to take you someplace you've never been, so I took her...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Tom Mackie Jr. - Battle Creek, MI

“We were so blessed to have Tom with us for 93 years! We started to lose him a year ago with dementia. He was a wonderful loving father, stressing to...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Ann Marie Renaud (Mackie) - MI

“Where do I start? Snauewert racquets, offset racquet head, Sunday doubles, Thursday doubles, Labor Day Doubles, rubber duck, continental grip on...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: Doug Wenger - Richfield, OH


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Thomas J. Mackie, age 93, of Battle Creek, Michigan passed away on December 12, 2021.
Tom was born on July 14th, 1928 in Ashland, Wisconsin, the son of Thomas and Mary Mackie. On October 17, 1953, he married Beverly Zar in Ashland, Wisconsin. The couple moved to Battle Creek in 1963. Tom taught psychology at Kellogg Community College for thirty years and previously taught high school in San Bernardino, California. He served in the Army of Occupation in Japan 1946-1948. He enjoyed teaching, tennis, skiing, Lake Superior and a good or bad joke.
Tom is survived by his wife, Beverly Mackie; one son, Thomas R. (Denise) Mackie, of Battle Creek, MI; two daughters, Diane Mackie, of Marshall, MI; Ann Marie (Mike) Renaud, of Marshall, MI; three grandchildren, Josie (Tony) Bartolacci, Bryce and Blake Mackie; and two great grandchildren, Joe and Ainsley Bartolacci.
At the family's request, cremation has taken place and there will be no funeral services. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that Memorial Contributions may be made to the Humane Society of South Central Michigan, 2500 Watkins Road, Battle Creek, MI. 49015. Arrangements are by Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care. Personal messages for the family may be placed at www.farleyestesdowdle.com.