CHARLESTON - William Dorsey Maclay, 71, died at 10:55 a.m. Dec. 31, 2001, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston.
Born July 26, 1930, in Olympia, Wash., he was the son of the late Robert Dorsey and Mary Claire Weaver Maclay, who resided in Eugene, Ore.; and grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry Berry Maclay who resided in Berkeley, Calif., and Judge and Mrs. Philip L. Weaver, who resided in Maui, Hawaii.
Bill was named after the first senator of Pennsylvania, William Maclay, who served under President George Washington. A graduate of Oregon State University, he retired from the U.S. Air Force as a major. During his 40 years of service as a navigator, he flew several missions during the Vietnam War. He was of the Episcopalian belief.
On Oct. 26, 1953, in the Air Force Chapel at Portland, Ore., he married Gene Ellen Maclay who survives of the home.
Other survivors include: one daughter and son-in-law, Mary Ellen Maclay and Gary Weaver of Shawnee, Kan.; one granddaughter, Laura Ann Weaver of Shawnee, Kan.; one brother, Robert Weaver Maclay of San Antonio, Texas; and one sister, Ethelwyn Crary Maclay Kearney of Thousand Oaks, Calif.; and special friends, his two dogs, Buck and Candy; and his cat, Coco.
One son, William Rogers Maclay, preceded him in death in 1983.
Friends may call from 9 a.m. Thursday until service time at 11 a.m. at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Burial will follow in the IOOF Cemetery near Charleston.
Pallbearers will be: Shelby Fox, Kenny Kindle, John Joe Bryant, Mike Bryant, Jackie Barker and Smith DeLine.
may be sent to the
Hawaiian Mission Children's Society Mission Houses Museum
553 S. King St.
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813-9502
or which Bill was a lifetime member