1SG (RET) Llellwyn “Mac” McTavish, 85, of Junction City, KS passed away on Saturday, July 10, 2021 at Geary Community Hospital. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 20, 2021 at New Church of the Living God with Pastor James E. Johnson officiating. Inurnment will follow the service at Kansas Veterans’ Cemetery with military honors. Memorial contributions are suggested to be given to New Church of the Living God.
Mr. Llellwyn “Mac” McTavish was born October 24, 1935, in New York, New York. He was the son of Nehemiah Z. and Ruth (Lewis) McTavish. He attended and graduated from New York Public Schools, and afterwards joined the United States Army. Mr. McTavish received many honors, awards and medals during his time in the military. He served in the Army for 22 years until his retirement, as a 1st Sergeant, in May, 1978. Mac served in Italy, Vietnam, Germany, and Fort Riley, KS, where he retired and made Junction City his home. After his retirement from the Army, he went to school to refine his skills as a photographer. Mac opened McTavish Photography and Video Studio in Junction City. His business prospered, over the 30 plus years, and he touched many lives, during that time, taking senior photos, wedding photos, family photos, baby photos, employment photos, passport photos, and animal photos. He really enjoyed taking photographs outside.
Mr. McTavish was a member of Kiwanis United, where he served the community and the people of the community, where he resided. He also was a member of Gideon's International and New Church of the Living God. Mac did ministry in the way God assigned him. He spoke at many different churches as a member of the Gideon's, and brought the word of God, and the need to get the bibles in the hands of people all over the world. Mac was also a former Sunday School teacher where he joyfully taught the 8yr. & 9yr. olds. As a member, in good standing, at New Church of the Living God, he attended and participated faithfully. Mac participated in the Marriage Ministry, the Mighty Men of Valor, and God’s Golden Group (3Gs), the Senior Ministry. He, along with his wife Daisy, was very present and very visible in New Church. They were constantly seen praying with people and talking with the children, teenagers and the young adults at any time they were there.
Mr. McTavish married Daisy Whitener on January 4, 1967 in Newbury, SC. He made a promise to her father that he would take care of Daisy for the rest of his life. Mac lived up to his promise by passionately loving, providing for, and taking care of his wife for 54 continuous years.
Mr. McTavish survivors include his wife Daisy McTavish of Junction City, and three nephews, Ossian Satterwhite (Chantel) of Texas, and Robert Satterwhite (Octavia) and Eugene Glenn all of Georgia; niece, Millicent Dickey of South Carolina and Godson, Matthew Jacow of Colorado.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister Sianna McTavish.
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