John David McGaffic

August 6, 1953 ~ December 29, 2021 (age 68)


“Big John” McGaffic, age 68, of Royse City passed away on Wednesday, December 29, 2021 in Rowlett. He was born on August 6, 1953 in New Castle, Pennsylvania to Paul McGaffic and Helen Clements McKillip. John married Mary Russell June 4, 1988 in Josephine, Texas. He worked as the sheet metal man at General Dynamics. He enjoyed racing, fishing, hanging out in the shop, fixing things, and being Papa John.

He is survived by his wife, Mary; brothers, Greg McGaffic of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Jim McGaffic of Marion, Iowa; daughter Tonya McGaffic Lehman of Marion, Iowa; son, Adam McGaffic of Royse City; grandson, Jordan Lehman; granddaughters, Brooke Lehman, Lucylle McGaffic, Alanna, McGaffic; along with many nieces and nephews.

John was preceded in death by his parents, Hellen McKillip and Paul McGaffic; and sister, Amy McGaffic Randall.

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