Douglas Dean MacGillivray, 77, passed away on September 9, 2013.
Doug was born on March 6, 1936 in Springfield, Ohio to L.T. (Mac) and Mary (Kadel) MacGillivray who preceded him in death as did 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. Doug has four daughters, Kathy (Matt) Yackshaw of North Canton, Linda MacGillivray of Bellefontaine, Kris (Tim) Shannon of Boardman, and Amy (Bill) Boy of Bellefontaine. And much loved grandchildren, John Matt, Ben, and Ann Yackshaw, Miriam and Tom Stoner, Kevin, Christopher, Debora, Lily, and Declan Shannon, Hannah, Daniel, Jacob, Ruth, Marjorie, and Brody Boy and several nieces and nephews also survive.
Doug graduated from Bellefontaine High School in 1954 where he played varsity football for 4 years. He then attended Indiana University on a football scholarship, graduating in 1958. That June 14, he and Marjorie were married and he entered the army as 2nd lieutenant. He served his country in Germany for 3 years 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 2nd 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 dollars of back taxes and interest from Penn Central Railroad for which he received 1977 Outstanding Prosecutor of the Year by the Ohio Prosecuting Attorneys Association. He was then elected as the president of that organization in 1978 and was often called as a special prosecutor throughout Ohio.
In 1985, he became involved with the Union Banking Company in West Mansfield and Belle Center, Ohio. 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.
Rev. Tim West will officiate a memorial service on Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 11 a.m. at the First Lutheran Church, Bellefontaine. Friends may call on Friday, September 13, 2013 from Noon to 3 p.m. at Eichholtz Funeral Home, Bellefontaine.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to First Lutheran Church 175th Anniversary Fund, 308 West Sandusky, Bellefontaine, Ohio 43311, Logan County Humane Society, 2521 U.S. 68 North, Bellefontaine, Ohio 43311, or Wounded Warriors Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675.
Condolences may be expressed at www.edsfh.com.