In a release Monday afternoon, the city of Springfield has announced the passing of former Mayor Mac McCartney.
McCartney was a stalwart in the Springfield community, serving on the city council from 1987 to 1993 before serving as mayor from ’93 to 1995.
Reports say he spent over 50 years in the city as a businessman and community advocate, highlighted by his work with organizations such as the American Red Cross, Boys and Girls Town of Missouri and the ARC Foundation.
Prior to his time in business, McCartney spent 30 years in the armed forces, from World War II through the Korean War. He retired in 1972 as a Colonel in the U.S. Army.
McCartney also spent time in education, as a business professor at Missouri State University.
The release says McCartney passed away peacefully on Friday. He was 99-years-old.
The official statement from the City of Springfield can be found here.