John James Macaulay, 79, died on Saturday, May 7th, 2022 at his home, following a long illness. John was born on November 2nd, 1942 in Los Angeles, CA, to his parents: John Stanley and Virginia Adkins Macaulay. John had a career with Safeway, Inc., initially supervising bread plants in CA, followed by a move to MO, where he managed the Joplin Cookie and Cracker plant until his retirement. John met the love of his life Sally, shortly after his move to Joplin, MO, in 1987. It was here that they married and made a life for themselves. He had many varied interests and was the family bedrock for all things; from handyman services, to sound pragmatic advice on everyday life. John was the husband, father, friend, and neighbor you could always count on.
He is survived by his wife Sally and their children: John Macaulay of Joplin, MO; Darrell Macaulay and wife Kim of Fayetteville, AR; Jeff Kinney and partner James from Seattle, WA. Grandchildren: Libby, Luke and Bradley. Sister: Mary Schulke and husband Roger of La Crescenta, CA; as well as nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
He was a long time member of Immanuel Lutheran Church. A memorial will be held at the church on May 28th at 11 AM. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church or a charity of your choice.
The family would like to thank Phoenix Hospice Care for their services during this difficult time.
Our tears and broken hearts are a testament to a life well lived and loved. He will be missed everyday.