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Douglas Dean MacGillivray


Douglas Dean MacGillivray, 77, passed away Monday, Sept. 9, 2013.

He was born in Springfield on March 6, 1936, to the late L.T. “Mac” and Mary Kadel MacGillivray. He also was preceded in death by two grandsons, Timothy Jacob Shannon and James Bela Boy.

Marjorie Costin MacGillivray, his beautiful wife of 55 years, survives, as do two sisters, Karen (Keith) Young of Columbus and Sandy (Jim) McDonald of Bellefontaine.

Also surviving are four daughters, Kathy (Matt) Yackshaw of North Canton, Linda MacGillivray of Bellefontaine, Kris (Tim) Shannon of Boardman and Amy (Bill) Boy of Bellefontaine; much loved grandchildren, John Matt, Ben and Ann Yackshaw, Miriam and Tom Stoner, Kevin, Christopher, Debora, Lily and Declan Shannon, and Hannah, Daniel, Jacob, Ruth, Marjorie and Brody Boy; and several nieces and nephews.

He graduated in 1954 from Bellefontaine High School where he played varsity football for four years. He attended Indiana University on a football scholarship, graduating in 1958. That June 14, he and Marjorie were married and he entered the Army as a 2nd lieutenant. He served his country for three years in Germany where his daughter, Kathy was born. He received an honorable discharge as a 1st lieutenant.

Upon returning to the U.S., Doug joined his father’s business at MacGillivray Motors while pursuing his law degree at Ohio Northern University. After graduating second in his class, he opened a practice in Bellefontaine and served as the Logan County Prosecutor from 1968 to 1984. During this time, he single-handedly retrieved $23.4 million of back taxes and interest from Penn Central Railroad for which he received the 1977 Outstanding Prosecutor of the Year award from the Ohio Prosecuting Attorneys Association. He was elected president of that organization in 1978 and often was called as a special prosecutor throughout Ohio.

In 1985, he became involved with the Union Banking Company in West Mansfield and Belle Center. He was currently serving as the bank president.

Doug was a wonderful family man, great at spoiling those he loved and will be terrifically missed, especially by his grandchildren of whom he was tremendously proud. He truly enjoyed sharing boating with them, and loved animals.

The Rev. Tim West officiates a memorial service at 11 a.m. Saturday at the First Lutheran Church, Bellefontaine. Calling is from noon to 3 p.m. Friday at Eichholtz Funeral Home, Bellefontaine.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to First Lutheran Church 175th Anniversary Fund, 308 W. Sandusky Ave., Bellefontaine, Ohio 43311; Humane Society Serving Logan County, 2521 N. U.S. Route 68, Bellefontaine; and Wounded Warriors Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.

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