March 9, 1955 ~ December 7, 2021
New York City, New York
Resided in: Mansfield, Texas
John Douglas MacKrell, 66, passed away on Tuesday, December 7, 2021 at his home in Mansfield, TX.
Celebration of Life will be held at Wade Funeral Home on Saturday, April 16, 2022 at 1:00 p.m.
John was born on March 9, 1955 in New York City, NY to Franklin Goyn MacKrell and Marion Webster Shirley MacKrell.
After high school John began work as a journeyman electrician and independent contractor. In 1997 he moved to Arlington, Texas. In 2000 he transitioned to a position as lead electrician at General Motors, where, in 2021, he retired after 21 years of service.
John loved spending time with his family and friends, especially the time he had with his three granddaughters. He was an avid New York Giants and New York Yankees fan, often traveling back to NYC to attend games. Traveling was his passion and in recent years he travelled to Singapore, Vietnam and Norway. He most enjoyed a good cigar, fine wine, and playing cards with relatives.
John was a member of First United Methodist Church in Fort Worth, TX, but had recently been attending Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Grand Prairie.
Survivors include his partner of seven years, Julie Bothun; sons, Douglas MacKrell and wife Lucy Goldstein, Matthew MacKrell and wife Natalee; granddaughters Olivia, Lydia and Maggie; and a fourth grandchild expected in the spring from Douglas and Lucy. Sister, Cate Potter and husband Bill; nieces Jamie and Nora. Bonus family with partner Julie; Laura and David Cowan and their children Kaylee, Kennedy and Kason; Craig and Abby Ferguson and daughter Freya; Andrew Bothun.