Mac Lee Stark, age 89, of Foxfire Village died Sunday (January 21, 2018) at his home.


A memorial service will be held 11:00 AM Wednesday, January 24, at West End United Methodist Church conducted by the Rev. Jane Leechford. The family will receive friends prior to the service in the fellowship hall beginning at 10:00 AM.


A native of Kentucky, he was a son of the late Cleao and Rebecca Alyne Stark. He was a US Navy veteran of the Korean War where he worked in aviation as an avionics electronicsman. He worked for NASA in Cape Canaveral and was part of the team that launched John Glenn into orbit in 1962. After that he worked various other jobs as an electrician, his last job being with Pepsi Co.


In 2007 he moved to Foxfire Village to be closer to his daughter. He was a wonderful dad and granddad.


He is survived by his wife Lillian Browning Stark; his children Donald Stark and wife Melissa of Clarksville, TN, Ellen Hall and husband Troy of Mt. Gilead, NC, Karen Saggus and husband Mark of Orlando, FL, Jesse Bush of Tampa, FL, Jay Bush and wife Margie of Bonnyman, KY, Michael Stark of Orlando, FL; sister Sarah Canter of Cuba, KY; 16 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.


Memorials may be made to West End United Methodist Church building fund, P.O. Box 276, West End, NC 27376.


Powell Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the Stark family.


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  1. A SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent on January 23, 2018

    You are in our thoughts and prayers. We love you.
    Rob & Varian, Chris & Jennifer, Zach, Robyn & Aldo

  2. We are so sorry for your loss. – We always enjoyed our time with Mac, Lillian, and Michael and remember fondly the times we’ve spent together. – We look forward to the day we will spend eternity together. –  Keeping your family in prayer! – Kevin and Susa

  3. I wanted to express my condolences to the family. In harmony with 2 Corinthians 1:2-4, may the family and all who were close, find the comfort they need through each passing day. I’m sure all will agree, we look forward to a day when all forms of pain, su

  4. Lillian, our thoughts and prayers are with you even though we can’t be at this time.-  Mac led an amazing life and he will be missed.-  We pray you are feeling God ‘s embracing arms during this period.

  5. Mrs. Stark, I was so sorry to read of your loss. I will always remember what a great sense of humor Mr. Stark had, how cheerfully he dealt with his difficulties, and your faithfulness in caring for him. My deepest sympathy.

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