Herman “Mac” W. McMahan, 90, was called home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, December 3, after a long illness and complications of COVID-19. McMahan was a native of Salem and a Poquoson resident for the past 56 years.
Mac served his country for 20 years in the US Air Force, and, after his retirement, worked as a parts salesman. Mac was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Poquoson where he sang with the George W. Amos Men’s Choir and held many roles within the church over the years.
He was an avid quilter who made many quilts for church members, friends and family, enjoyed traveling, gardening, auto repair and wrench turning in which he worked alongside his son-in-law DeWayne Rick.
Mac was preceded in rest by his late wives, Patsy R. and Geraldine McMahan; daughters, Katherine Rick and Peggy Justice; and brothers, Virgil and Glen McMahan.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife Eloise McMahan and her children, David and Beverly (Storm and Dalton); daughter, Beverly K. Birtha; grandchildren, Paul Trieglaff, Denise Trieglaff, Diane Loretto, Michael Trieglaff, Tammy Jernigan (Wade), Traci Anderson (Michael), Dewayne “DJ” Rick Jr., and Harold Rick (Jessi), brother Bill McMahan (Betty), as well as William Pigford (Patty), Jimmy Pigford (Allyson), Tommy Pigford (Diane) and numerous great-grandchildren.