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Richard D. “Tucker” Mackie

December 30, 1922 - October 27, 2013
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The Mackie Home
392 Little Elk Creek Road
Elkton, MD 21921
Friday 11/1, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Rock Presbyterian Church
Corner of Rte. 273 and Rock Church Rd.
Elkton, MD 21921
Saturday 11/2, 11:00 am
Sharps Cemetery
Elkton, MD 21921
Saturday 11/2

Richard D. “Tucker” Mackie, age 90, of Elkton, MD passed away on October 27, 2013. Tucker was born in Warwick, MD on December 30, 1922 to the late Osborne Sentman Mackie & Josephine (Aiken) Mackie. Tucker graduated from West Nottingham Academy and the University of Delaware. He was a lifelong farmer and he served inContinue Reading

Tammy P left a message on October 27, 2016:
Thinking of Tucker -- spent some time coming to Tucker's sing's on his birthday and at Christmas time . . . then the bag pipe events, Katherine Kennedy's visit, and many other visits. Sitting and watching him eat his gispacho soup in the summer. 4th of July fireworks. He really helped me with my parent's passing . . . he was a role model. He had great personality. What a wonderful life . . . I'm glad I spent time with him on occassios. Thank you, Tucker, for just being you! Rest in peace!
Debbie left a message on October 12, 2014:
I learned of Tucker's passing when I came back to Elkton for my mother's funeral this summer and I can tell you he was always loved and respected by her and my extended family (the EY Mackeys around Fair Hill). As a child I remember Tucker as a quiet man who would throw big parties at that beautiful farm by the creek. Then by high school I seem to recall old fashioned fireworks displays at his home. But my greatest memory of Mr. Mackie is when I was in college and worked as an intern at the Maryland State Senate for Elroy Boyer. He and Tucker were truly great representatives for the north eastern corner of Maryland. They fought tooth and nail for your interests and had the vision of keeping Cecil/Kent County agrarian while permitting the introduction of clean industry to provide jobs for their constituents. In a more colloquial and improper way "They done you good!"...which is a rather ironic way of putting it since Tucker was all about propriety and decorum when I saw him in Annapolis. I believe generations of Cecil County residents have Tucker to thank for saving the Du Pont Farm at Fair Hill now known as the Fair Hill Natural Resource Area.. God bless you Mr. Mackie...and my belated condolences to Tucker's family and friends.
Larry Drennen, Jr. left a message on December 6, 2013:
We will miss "Tucker" coming into our store for some of his farm supplies. He was a great man with a sharp wit and we had quite a bit of fun jousting about our friends in Washington. Tucker and we had an interesting time a few years back arranging for his "chamber music" with the UofD ensemble for his reception. He never forgot that we helped him arrange that and he went on and on how that really worked out for his reception. We have fond memories of his visits to Oxford Grain and Hay and we will miss him.
Kay McCullough left a message on November 23, 2013:
As many of his friends, Tucker has gone full circle from Young Democrat to Old Democrat back to Young Democrat. Although, I believe God has something much better than even democracy waiting for us! If the party in Heaven is anything like the parties I experienced as a child, they are all singing "Having a great time, Wish you were here!"
Michael Wilson left a message on November 8, 2013:
Mr. Mackie was a gentle man of the truest sense. He was a good friend and mentor to my son, Matt. He was polite and always concerned with others. I will miss him riding by in his truck and his occasional stops to check on me.
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Marilyn Stauffer left a message on November 3, 2013:
Tucker was a good neighbor. Our sincere condolences to the Mackie family. John and Marilyn Stauffer
Jo-Ell left a message on November 3, 2013:
I spent many nights staying in the stone house as a teenager during the summer when I took horse back riding lessons. My cousin Kitty and I kept him busy. But I think he enjoyed every minute of our company. Uncle Tucker would not let me wear pants to a party. If I had them on, I had to go back and change before he would let me in his car.
Robert McKnight left a message on November 1, 2013:
Tucker was a good friend and always willing to give good political advice. I will miss sitting in his living room and discussing politics current and past.
Ann Magaw left a message on October 31, 2013:
The Magaw family will miss you very much. You were a wonderful friend. Thank you for all the great memories.
Matt Wilson left a message on October 30, 2013:
RIP Mr. Mackie, You were a great man and will be missed. I will continue to drive by the farm every couple of years for old times sake. Matt
Kathy Lockhart left a message on October 30, 2013:
There are so many wonderful times and stories of my family with Tucker. Those sing a longs were always fun. My mother can go on and on about all the events and trips my parents made with Tucker. He will be greatly missed but is joining a lot of wonderful friends and family in heaven. Fondly, Kathy Lockhart
Ruth "Tammy" Peel left a message on October 30, 2013:
You were always an inspiration to everyone who knew you, Tucker. Always getting people involved and always caring. Thank you for all that you did to preserve the beauty of Fair Hill. I will miss you.
Rosalie Haines left a message on October 29, 2013:
To a memory of the time working on our Maryland Agricultural Preservation District on the Little Elk Creek. May your journey be blessed.
Edward Mckeown left a message on October 29, 2013:
I remember Tucker through the many committees which he served. The one thing several years ago he would call & I would go up to help set up the tents for the apple butter festival he would call every year at that time. Tucker will be missed by so many people he was a true friend to all. True Gentleman. Rest In Peace. Ed. Mckeown
ken garver left a message on October 29, 2013:
Rest in peace Tucker. it was an honor to have known you,
Walter & Eva Ferguson left a message on October 29, 2013:
Will dearly miss at Apple Butter time. Rest in Peace Dear Friend.
Venus left a message on October 29, 2013:
My deepest sympathies
Gloria Farrell left a message on October 28, 2013:
You will be remembered by your smile, RIP my friend
RT Foard left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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