July 1, 1927 - January 26, 2019
Burial Date: January 30, 2019
Funeral services for William Oliver McMahan, age 91, of Tupelo, are at 2 p.m., Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at the Mortimer National Funeral Home Chapel in Grenada. Burial will follow in the Gore Springs Cemetery.
Visitation is Wednesday from noon to 2 p.m. at Mortimer National Funeral Home.
William died Saturday, January 26, 2019 at the Sanctuary Hospice Home in Tupelo.
He was born on July 2, 1927 in Grenada County and was the son of the late Perry Retus McMahan and Irma Harrison McMahan.
William was employed by the U.S. Postal Service. He was a member the First Baptist Church in Tupelo. He was also a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving during World War II.
William was preceded in death by his parents, Perry and Irma McMahan; two sisters, Myrtle Lucille Martin and Claudine Sykes; and four brothers, Frances Carl “Dick” McMahan, Clifford E. McMahan, Russell McMahan and Durwood McMahan.
He is survived by his wife, Irene McMahan of Tupelo; one son, William Larry McMahan of Tupelo; two sisters, Ruth Banasiewicz of Nashville and Catherine Griffin of Grenada; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and one step-great-grandchild.
Mortimer National Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.