Monty McMahan Jr.

Monty R. "Mac" McMahan Jr., 53, of Conway died Dec. 28, 2010, at Conway Regional Health System.  

He was born July 24, 1957, in Conway.  

He was a graduate of Conway High School and the University of Central Arkansas.

Mac was a nationally ranked tennis player and was a master open water diver instructor, having attended workshops with Lloyd Bridges and had met Jacques Cousteau. He was affiliated with the Dive Shop in Little Rock and trained law enforcement officers in open water crime scene investigation and rescue.

He had taken groups on diving trips to Belize, Grand Cayman and Nassau, Bahamas. Mac retired from public education after 26 years, where he coached football and baseball and taught middle school science and the gifted/talented classes with Pulaski County Special School District.

An avid hunter and golfer, among others, he was a member of Denton Deer Camp. He was of the Baptist faith and attended Antioch Baptist Church.

A dedicated husband to Doreen and a dedicated father to Morgan and Mackenzie, he is also survived by his parents, Monty, Sr. and Peggy McMahan; and his brother, Tim McMahan.

Visitation will be 6–8 p.m. today at the funeral home. 

Funeral will be 10 a.m. Friday in the chapel of Roller-McNutt Funeral Home, with Brother Jerry Miller officiating.  

Burial will follow in Crestlawn Memorial Park, under the direction of Roller-McNutt Funeral Home, Conway, 501-327-7727.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made in Mac’s name to the Mackenzie McMahan eductional fund, c/o Centennial Bank.

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