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John MacKinnon

Born In: Armed Forces Americas, United States
Born: March 28th, 1930

Passed in: Armed Forces Americas, United States
Passed on: January 7th, 2010

John “Jim” MacKinnon, 79, died Thursday, January 7, 2010 after a long illness at Florida Hospital Oceanside, Hospice Care, Ormond Beach, FL.
John was born March 28, 1930, in Cambridge, Mass., to parents Daniel Archibald MacKinnon and Laura Powell. He was raised in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada by his grandparents, aunts, and uncles. John attended Boston College and played professional baseball with the Boston Red Sox. He then enlisted in the Army to fight in the Korean War. He was declared MIA while a prisoner of war, but miraculously returned to the US.
John moved to Miami, FL, where he met his wife of 54yrs, Barbara Schilling MacKinnon, from West Salem, WI, raised his family, and worked for Central Truck Lines. After retirement, he moved to Port Charlotte, FL, and the last 2 yrs., resided in Ormond Beach, FL.
John was predeceased by his parents, aunts and uncles, his brother, Lauchie MacKinnon, sister, Mary Catherine “Tootsie” MacKay, and his daughter Dana Lynn MacKinnon.
John is survived by his wife, Barbara MacKinnon; his children Laura (Art) Chappelka, Auburn, AL, Leslie Chadwick, Ormond Beach, FL, and John (Julie) MacKinnon, Hoschton, GA; 5 grandchildren, Arthur “Skipper” Chappelka IV, Clinton, MS, Hannah Chadwick, Ormond Beach, FL, Chris Chappelka, Auburn, AL, Jaret and Haley MacKinnon, Hoschton, GA; sister, Effie Mae Campbell, Cape Breton, Canada; Rocky, his loyal companion, and a host of cousins, nieces, nephew, and friends.
Final arrangements were handled by the National Cremation Society in Rockledge, FL.





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