Pat Mahan May 21, 1922 ~ Jan. 25, 2013
January 16, 2013, 9:09 am by Staff Reports
He was born on May 21, 1922 to Laban and Hallie Clay (Humphrey) Mahan in San Antonio. He married his childhood sweetheart, Mary Kathleen Glass, and they eloped in 1941. The couple later became founding/charter members of Castle Hills Baptist Church in San Antonio. He was a pilot in WWII where he survived a plane crash.
After the war he took college courses through the GI bill. Mahanís passion for flight led him to join the FAA as an air traffic controller. In 1959, he was promoted to FAA Headquarters and worked in Washington, D.C. until his retirement in 1972. He moved back to Texas and remodeled his lake house on the shores of Lake LBJ in Kingsland that had been in the family since 1963. All his life Mahan was an avid gardener, fisherman and golfer. After Mary Kathleenís death in 1996, Pat married Wanda Parker, who also preceded him in death in 2009.
Mahan is survived by Brother Laban "BubsĒ Mahan of Blanco; daughters Kathy Mahan Lewis and husband Fred of Kingsland, Elizabeth Mahan Garrison and husband Tucker of Brevard, N.C., Patti Mahan Carico and husband Bill of Kingsland, and Brandy Parker of Austin; sons Roger Parker of Lago Vista, Robert Parker and wife Christina of Granite Shoals, and Alex Parker and wife Lyn of Granite Shoals; grandchildren Christine Garrison of Austin, Dede Garrison Kiener of Westerville, Ohio, Katie Carico Hyatt of Concord, Va., Jeffrey Clay Carico of Lynchburg, Va., and Allie Carico of Lynchurg; Parker grandchildren Austin, Alexzandra, Dawson, Seiara, Hayley, Annika, and Amelia; great-grandchildren Chase Lewis, Chelsea Lewis, Reis Lewis, Ryan Lewis, Jack Simmons, Sophie Simmons, David Kiener, Jonathan Kiener, and Anna Kiener, Emily Carico, Clay Carico, Cayla Carico, Tyler Hyatt, Lexi Spohn, Jasey Hyatt, and Ashleigh Hyatt; and his beloved pets Maggie and Foxy.
Maham was preceded in death by mother Hallie Clay Mercer, stepfather Ira Mercer, uncle Joe Mahan, brothers George and Jimmy Mercer, and his first grandchild William Clark Lewis.
A graveside service was held at Lakeland Hills Memorial Park Cemetery off Park Rd 4 on Monday, Jan. 28, at 11 a.m. Dwayne Edwards officiated, and Bill Carico gave the eulogy. Elizabeth Garrison played her ukulele. and soloist Shelly Lewis lead singing. A reception lunch followed. An online guest register is available at www.PutnanCares.com. Memorial gifts can be sent to the Wounded Warriors Project at www.woundedwarriorproject.org or P.O. Box 758517 Topeka, Kansas 66675, and Hoovers Valley Baptist Church, 8320 County Road 116 Burnet, Texas 78611.
Funeral Arrangements made by Putnam Funeral Home and Crematorium in Kingsland.
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