Leo “Bill” W. Mackin Jr., 84, of Troy, IL, born Friday, July 22, 1937, in East St. Louis, IL, died on Saturday, August 28, 2021 at Anderson Hospital in Maryville, IL.
Bill retired from the IRS after working many years as a door-to-door Collector. He proudly served in the United States Marine Corp. and loved to watch sports in his free time. He was a fan of the St. Louis Cardinals and the St. Louis Rams, and later the Green Bay Packers.
Surviving are his:
- Niece, Cheri (Ron) Battles of Fairview Heights, IL
- Great Niece, Alexandra (Jarrett) Leatherwood of Belleville, IL
- Nephew, Steve (Vickie) Lepold of Swansea, IL
- Great Nephews:
- Chad Klucker
- Ross (Robin) Klucker
- Great-Great Nephews:
- Carl Leatherwood
- Jordon Leatherwood
- Friend and Caregiver, Anita Harris
Memorials: Memorials may be made to VITAS Hospice.
Funeral: Private Graveside Services were held at Mount Carmel Cemetery, with Rev. Ken York officiating.
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So sorry to read of Bill’s passing. We went to school together in East Saint Louis back in those early days of childhood. I extend my condolences to his remaining family members and friends. Please be comforted knowing Bill now rests in the Loving Arms of our Blessed Savior; JESUS CHRIST. Rest in Peace My Friend.
Sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. We were friends and neighbors in Maryville and friends from E St. Louis (25th and Ridge).
My name is Melissa Mackin, I am Bills niece from Bills half brother Joseph Mackin. I am devestated and heartbroken at this news . I just learned of this, in all fairness I live in North Carolina, but I spoke to him regularly. It finds me great peace that my dear uncle is now with my grandma Bert Mackin and my Grandpa Leo Mackin, and my son who had an untimely passing in April of 2020. I loved him so much but have so many good memories I will always have in my heart! You fly high Uncle Bill, Rest In Peace until we meet again😭😢