“Buck”\nJohnny Mack passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on April 14, 2009. He was born June 9, 1936 in Hobart Mills, CA to Harold and Katie. \nDad was a dedicated and loving son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, uncle, teacher and friend. He served in the Armed Forces in Germany. He worked 47 years as a plumber—27 with J&S Mechanical. He helped establish the apprenticeship program at SLCC and worked with over 2200 apprentice plumbers. \nRemember? His stories—huntin’, fishin’, golfin’, “goin’west,” fish fries, the talking stick, the wooden bowl, the whooperwills and horned toads, spot x, etc. \n“We love you, Dad! Thanks for all the great life lessons.”\nSurvived by his wife of 48 years, the love of his life, “blue eyes”, Kathy; three daughters, Patti Barlow, Stacy (Jason) Thackeray and Piper (Greg) Wise; seven grandchildren, Candice (Bryan) Ivie, Ryan John (Amanda) Olson, Lacie Reed, Michal “I.A.” and John Thackeray, Cannon and Harper Wise; one great-granddaughter, Austyn Lynn and one on the way. Also survived by sister Linda (David) Hammer; and many other family and friends—you know who you are. \nPreceded in death by his infant son, his parents, and his sister Sharon. \nA celebration of his life is planned for Tuesday, April 28th from 7-9 p.m. at the LDS Chapel located at 10375 S. Leilani Drive, Sandy, UT.