June 7, 1910 - February 24, 2011
Orval Allen McMahon died at Green Acres Retirement Living Center on Thursday, February 24, 2011 in the knowledge that his sins were forgiven through Jesus Christ. He was born on June 7, 1910 in Carrier Mills, Illinois. The son of Charles Allen and Beulah McMahon. He married Eva L. Reed on May 6, 1930 and she preceded him in death on April 1, 1955. He married Ruby (Morse) Woodruff in July of 1956. He worked at Yellow Cab prior to its affiliation with General Motors. He was a foreman in plant #8 at the Pontiac Motor Division in Pontiac. He retired in June of 1971. Mr. McMahon committed his life to Jesus Christ on Christmas Eve, 1987 and was a â€œstorehouse titherâ€ and a member of First Baptist of Cadillac. He enjoyed woodworking and was an excellent cabinet maker. He took up oil painting when he retired at sixty years of age and was a prolific artist. He wouldn\'t consider driving [let alone buying] anything but a General Motors product! Along with his interest in woodworking and painting, He enjoyed boating and traveling the United States seeing the sights of his country. He loved his family and looked forward to annual gatherings that celebrated his birthday. He is survived by his wife of fifty-four years, Ruby; a daughter, Patricia McMahon of Clarkston; sons, Richard McMahon of St. Helen; Charles (Mary) McMahon of St. Helen; David (Karen) McMahon of Cadillac; Twelve grandchildren, Twenty-nine great grandchildren, and eight great great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Judith Kimball; two sisters; Blanche Marie Raley and Helen Lucille Beal; two grandsons, and two granddaughters. Funeral Services will be held 11:00 AM Saturday, February 26, at the First Baptist Church of Cadillac (125 Stimson St., Cadillac, MI 49601) with Rev. Mike Stambaugh and Rev. David McMahon officiating. Visitation will be Friday, February 25, from 4-8 PM in the sanctuary/narthex of First Baptist Church of Cadillac. Burial will be at Maple Hill Cemetery in Cadillac. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund. Arrangements were made by the Peterson Funeral Home in Cadillac. An online guestbook is available at www.petersonfh.com.
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