January 25, 1951 ~ December 5, 2007
James “JimmyMac” Padrick McMullin, of Canyon Lake, born January 25, 1951, South Bend, Indiana, went sailing with his Lord on December 5, 2007. He is preceded in death by his mother, Eunice Atkins McMullin, and his brother, Charles McMullin. He is survived by his beloved daughters, Sara And Ginna McMullin, San Antonio, his father, Robert McMullin, Chicago, sister, Fran Kirschten and brother, Robert McMullin, both in Chicago, sisters Jane Ann Trier and Carol Whitworth, both in Florida, and several nephews and nieces, along with his loving fiancée, Laura Deere, Houston, and his faithful and playful dog, Easter.
Jim started his career with Florshiem Shoes, like his father, and eventually began working with San Antonio Shoe(SAS), which moved him to many places, opening new stores, for many years. He later worked at KB Toys, and, eventually got into working at Owens Corning, for several years.
He was known as for coming to work dressed ready for the lake, or heading out to his daughter’s soccer games. He also had a radio with earphones, for the times he had to be somewhere else, so he would not miss a Spurs or Ranger football game.
Jim was a major soccer dad, and was known by all on the sidelines for his “cowbell”, that he would ring for every goal scored, or, as we know, to intimidate the opposing team. He loved watching his girls play, and attended almost every game. The only games he missed were the ones that “conflicted” with the Smithson Valley Ranger Football finals, but his “girls” were forgiving. When his girls were out of high school, Jim continued his love of watching the Rangers Football games, and was happy sitting in the stands with the parents and fans cheering the team on. He made many friends while sitting in the crowd.
When his daughters weren’t playing, and football was over, he would be at his favorite place, on Canyon Lake, sailing with his lifelong friend “Captain” Bob McCaffrey, “Admiral” Kristen McCaffrey, his love, Laura Deere, and, of course, Easter.
Jim also loved to fish, hunt, and white water sports. He had little time to enjoy these hobbies, but would jump at the chance if possible.
Jim made a friend anywhere he went, and even though he knew their name, he would address the men as “buddy” when he would see them at a later time, earning him the nickname of “McBuddy” by many. Jim was always a “laid back” person, and never hesitated to help a friend. Jim had a positive attitude on life, and wanted to be there for others. He was involved in events that helped others, even when his health was faltering, and always had a smile for everyone.
Jim will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved him. It was too soon for his passing, and his memory will be kept dear by his daughters and loved ones.
To Jim, we wish you “Fair winds and calm waters” for your eternal life, and try to keep Monty in line.
The family would like to invite his friends and co-workers to a memorial to celebrate his life, and share memories, on Monday, December 17, 2007, at PaPa Docks Restaurant, at Canyon Lake Marina, FM 306, at 3p.m. to 6p.m.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Transplant Unit at University Hospital, San Antonio, in his memory. Please visit his Guest Book at www.Meadowlawn.net , where messages for his family can be made. His daughters can be reached at 830-980-2312, or, 115 Mountain Echo, San Antonio, TX 78260.
The family wishes to thank the doctors and nurses at McKenna Hospital, and University Hospital, who helped Jim and us through his difficult journey, and all his friends and co-workers at Owens Corning for their help. It is much appreciated. God Bless you.
I only met Jimmy a couple of times but I know that he was a terrific guy because Laura loved him so much. We are deeply hurt by his loss but we will be there for Laura as she goes forward with her life. The loss of a friend, no matter how long you had them, is never easy. Jimmy, we hardly knew ya !
“Jimmy Mack” He was a wonderful man.I dont think Jimmy had a mean streak in him.His daughters always came first and I know he loved them very much!!He was an awesome “Dad” and I am very honored to have known you Jimmy.You will be greatly missed!I will see you someday!!
Jimmy was one of the gentlest and kindest people I’ve ever met. Jimmy you’ll be greatly missed. Sail on!!! Love, Nanci
My prayers are with Jimmy’s loved ones. I wish I had the opportunity to meet the man that Laura talked so fondly and loving of.
“Jimmy Mack” will be missed, by his fiance, friends and family. He was such a Gentle caring person. He had such a sweet tooth. He always had to keep track of his beloved Spurs, a super sports fan. Judy and Bob
To my friend Jimmy Mac -Sara and Jenna- Hi Sara and Jenna I met your father in Dallas Texas. in 1981. He was the ast mgr at the shoe box in north park mall. I had been working at a clothing store at the same mall and looking for another job. I was introduced to your dad and he got me a job at the shoe box with him. I met Bob at the same place. We had some wonderful times. Your dad introduced me to jeeping and 4 wheel drive. He had the coolest jeep wrangler. We would take that jeep everywhere. I mean every where. I guess only your dad new all the off roads right in the heart of Dallas. We had many barbecues together. He had a special homemade sauce that he shares with me and only me. Later I found out he let Bob in on it too. It seems that we were the 3 amigos. Wow we did so much. I remember how honest and loving your father was but to me what a great friend. He was like the older brother always there for you. I met you girls in San Antonio once while on buisness and we had pizza and watched a movie. I could feel the love your father had for both of you and how proud he was of the both of you. That was a great night. Even now I think of what a great man and loving father he was. I will miss him very much as you both and hope to go jeeping and fishing and have some great barbeque’s when we meet again in Heaven. Hey guess what I have a jeep wrangler now and every time I start it up I think of Jimmy Mac. God Bless all of you , stay in touch and I wish you the best. To Jimmy -Hey meet you in heaven and lets go jeeping and sailing. Love Keith -Shelley -Logan -and Landon
Laura and family, So sorry about your loss. Never got to meet Jimmy, but from reading this site I can say I wish I had. I can see why you both got along so well and why this man twisted your arm into getting married again. While I won’t be able to make the memorial, my thoughts will be with Jimmy and all of you. Mike
Jimmy was to be our son inlaw.We did not no you to well but what we new of you we loved.You will be missed Jimmy.God Bless you we will meet again.love Bill & Cynthia
Sara, Ginna & Laura, Jim was a good friend, and great co worker, he could be a little crumpy towards me at times during work, but never had a cross word toward me. I’ll miss his calls for help on something he had going on at work. Jim is now sailing with the lord with clear blue skies, and watcthing the mighty SVHS Rangers in the best seat he has every had, He used to get a kick out of my old stories of playing for the SV Rangers in 1979, Go Rangers we will all see him again and unite in the glory of the lords kingdom God Bless Mason Burgess Spring BrancH TX
I met Jimmy Mack 30 years ago when he and my son Bob were working together. Jimmy impressed me then and I knew he would be a good friend to Bob. I was proved right and their friendship remained ever strong and important to both of them, and to Bob’s wife Kristyn. Today I received a picture of Jimmy, my wife Carol, and me that Laura so thoughtfully sent us. We are glad to have it. Thank you Laura. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his daughters he was so proud of, Sara and Ginna, and to his devoted fiancee, Laura.
Sara, Ginna, & Laura: Jim was an absolute joy to work with. He would keep us entertained with his antics, sense of humor, and carefree attitude. His attitude and his personality were contagious; you couldn’t help but have a good time when Jim was around. I am so sorry for your loss; he is gone, but not forgotten. John 16:33 I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world. George Rosche
I worked with Jim, mainly on the phone for about 3 years. I was his sales rep for Mobile Mini. He rented the storage units from me for Owens Corning. What a shock to hear about him passing. He was the ONE and I mean the ONE customer that would call me for anything and I would be in a better mood. If I was having a rough day and did not want to be on the phone, he was the one that I would NEVER mind talking to. He was very sweet. I only met him in person one time, and he walked me all around Owens Corning in my tall black boots! But he was very proud of his work! I will miss talking to him. But just in knowing what I did, I believe he is in a better place! God Bless you and your family! He will be missed!
Jim, as we knew him, was our contact name at Owens Corning for accounting for many years. We never were able to meet Jim, but he was a breathe of fresh air everytime we spoke. We feel as if we had known him all our lives. There was always a smile in his voice. His picture is fitting for the “gentleman” we knew as Jim. He will be missed by many, but he is HOME! Theresa and Kay