Louis “Mac” McGaffey

Louis “Mac” McGaffey, Mayor of Highland Bayou Park, 83, passed away on Wednesday, October 27, 2021 at his residence.  He was born on December 26, 1937 in Admore, Oklaloma to Alfred and Ellen McGaffey. He came to Galveston where he was raised in the Oleander Homes.

On March 16, 1957 he married Rosa Lee Sebesta. Mac & Rosa Lee were members of Bible Baptist Church in Galveston, where they served as Youth Leaders.

Mac was a Boy Scout Troup Leader, he owned Mac’s Plumbing starting the business in 1977 and was working till his death; he was a community leader in La Marque, served on the Parks Board, Crime Stoppers Board, Civil Service Board, Building Standards Committee, EDC Board and Christmas in August.  He loved to camp, fish and water ski. When Mac wasn’t doing plumbing work or helping others in the La Marque Community he was watching Old Western Movies or tinkering in his shop, but most of all he enjoyed his family, grandkids, great-grandkids and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, his son Leslie and daughter Colette.

Mac leaves to cherish all of his loving memories and good times, his wife of 64 years, Rosa Lee McGaffey, son Mark McGaffey (Sheryl), granddaughters; Amy Whalen (Rob), Tabby Wilson (Donny), Dayna Villarreal (Mel), Rachel Compton(Howard) and grandson Brandon Compton (Lucinda) and his great grandbabies Rylie, Avery, Asher, Tyler, Bailey, Noah, Aiden and MacKenzie; sisters Sue Terry, Delores Ginn and Dorothy Norton.

Mac will be missed by so many people whose lives he touched.

How About Them Boys!!

A visitation will be held on Monday, November 1, 2021 from 6:00pm-8:00pm at the James Crowder Funeral Home, La Marque.  Funeral Service will be held at 11:00am on Tuesday, November 2, 2021 at Mac McGaffey Highland Bayou Park in La Marque with Ed & Sherene Long officiating.  Interment will follow at Forest Park East Cemetery in Webster, Texas.

Pallbearers will be Rock Bock, David Laymance, Sam Troutman, Rob Whalen, Douglas Hudson and Douglas Terry.  Honorary pallbearers will be Leonard Payne, Bill McLemore, Bo Hunter, Larry Walker, Al Reida and Herbert Franklin.




  1. Mac was one of the finest men I’ve ever known. He served with a true servants heart. He cherished his family and friends with everything within him. He loved the Lord and we talked often about it. He especially loved and adored Rosalee! They called me often to check on my wife, Patti, and last birthday they called and both sang happy birthday… laughing afterwords like young kids. When Mac asked you a question and received a positive response he would say “fantastic”! I can hear him as I write these words. Mac McGaffey was a treasure. Bobby Hocking

    Bobby Hocking
  2. So so sorry to hear of Mac’s passing. I never had the pleasure of meeting him but his granddaughter Amy Whalen spoke of him so often, I felt like I knew him very well. She loved him sooooo much and you always knew how much she cared by the way she spoke of him. I know he was one great man. Condolences to his sweet wife who I know will be lost without him. Prayers for the entire family in their time of grief.

    Wanda Chester
  3. No words can express the influence he had to everyone.He will always be with us. One of those unforgettable people.

    Greg Cornett
  4. If you knew Mac you loved him. Great man in every way. We will miss him!! His humor and professionalism cannot be replaced. Our prayers to his entire family.

    Tommy & Judy Hansen

    Tommy Hansen
  5. Very nice man will be miss. Mark our condolences to you and your family!

    Earl and Sylvia Ricicar
  6. We have just learned of our sweet cousins’ passing and we are just devastated.
    We both loved him so very much and have very fond memories from our childhood as well as our adult lives.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with Rosalee and the rest of his beautiful family. He loved them all so very much. Bubba as we called him was a wonderful and caring man always ready to help anyone who needed help. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Rest In Peace dear cousin. Gone from our sight but forever in our hearts. We love you very much. Your cousins Audrey Mancuso Rushing and Mary Mancuso Whitehead.

    Audrey and Mary
  7. I worked for Mac and Rosa Lee for many years, very special people, Mac was like a father to me. Believe me he had patience, he was the hardest working man I know there isn’t enough time or paper to tell what he did for me. Mac my friend you will be missed.

    Kenny Bryant l

    kenneth w bryant

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