The Montgomery Advertiser
Nov. 17, 2011
McWHORTER, Mack Olen, 89, a native of Fulton, AL and a long time resident
of Montgomery passed away Tuesday, November 15, 2011 at Angels for the
Elderly in Montgomery.
Funeral services will be held at Leak Memory Chapel on Friday, November
18th at 1:00 pm with visitation beginning at 11:00 am. Services will be
officiated by Rev. Jay Wolfe of First Baptist Church of Montgomery where
Mr. McWhorter was a member and a deacon for many years.
Mr. McWhorter was preceded in death by his wife Mariah Franklin McWhorter,
his parents George P. and Mary Edna McWhorter and his brothers W. Bert
and Alex Lloyd.
He is survived by one nephew Jim (Lynn) McWhorter, great nephew Matt McWhorter
and great niece Jordan McWhorter all of Mobile.
Mack signed to play professional baseball with the Milwaukee Brewers in
1941. His baseball career was interrupted by WWII where he served his
country in the U.S. Air Force. After the war he re- entered baseball and
played with the Montgomery Rebels. He was the only Rebel in the club's
history to have been a player, owner and manager of the franchise.
He served his community as County Commissioner for 24 years, retiring
in 1992. He was a public servant and a member of many civic organizations.
Mack was an avid golfer and a member of the Montgomery Country Club for
49 years. He was a third time club champion and was inducted into the
Montgomery Sports Hall of Fame in 1991.
Active pallbearers will be Mike Shirley, Matt McWhorter, Jim Looney, John
Yow, John Henig and Dr. Hamp Greene. Honorary pallbearers are Don Goodnoe,
Henry Steindorff, Kendrick Babers, Grady Wyatt, John Wyatt, Reggie McClure
and Kyle Baker.
The family wishes to express their sincere thanks to all who cared for
Mack and helped to make his life joyous during his illness. Special thanks
to all at Angels for the Elderly for their love and care. Also to the
staff and friends at the Montgomery Country Club for their love and support
in helping Mack to continue to spend many hours at his beloved club.
In Lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Angels for the Elderly
in Montgomery or the First Baptist Church Building Fund. Leak-Memory Chapel