Roger Glenn Mackey 67, left this earth to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on May 03, 2020 at the OKC VA Hospital. He was born on October 10, 1952 at the Audrain County Hospital, Mexico, Missouri to Floyd and Lenora Cook Mackey (both deceased).
Roger’s family moved to Watonga Oklahoma in June 1960 where he attended and graduated from Watonga High School in 1970. He entered the Army during the Vietnam Conflict on June 30, 1970 obtaining the rank of SP4 assigned to the 5th ARMY Engineering stationed in Germany. Roger worked as a welder most of his adult life local to Blaine County Oklahoma, and other project sites throughout America.
Roger enjoyed music from a very young age. He played guitar and sang at every opportunity with his friends at various locations. Roger also loved horses, and in his youth would train saddle horses for local owners. As an adult, he occasionally would acquire a high spirited horse for himself, and then talk his older brother Lyle to take it for a ride which usually ended up in a wreck for him and the horse. That horse’s name was Lucky, and there was nothing lucky about the animal.
Roger valued his relationship with his friends which were many from the Watonga community. He often set with friends on a hot summer afternoon under Curtis Powers “Knowledge Tree”, discussing and solving the world’s problems. He cared about others, and was quick to provide assistance with his skills when needed.
Roger was preceded in death by both parents Floyd and Lenora, Jim Buchheit (Step Father), Jack Buchheit (Step Brother), is survived by his daughter Emily Ann Mackey Wright and Husband Josh, two grandsons Brady Owen Wright, Lukas Ray Wright, brothers Lyle E. Mackey wife Donita Strack Mackey, Jabez Buchheit (Step Brother) wife Marsha, JoAnn Buchheit Scheurer (Step Sister) husband Jim to include several nieces, nephews, and cousins. The Mackey family would like to express our deepest
The Mackey family would like to express our deepest gratitude for all the prayers and outpouring of love at this time. Thank you all for making Roger Mackey’s life memorable. Memorial Services Pending due to Virus restrictions.