July 02, 2024


Malcolm Roy "Squirrel Dog" Magee

September 14, 1960 - June 26, 2024

I’m going to see a man about a dog, or maybe, I’m gone to see God about a dog! Malcolm Roy Magee “Squirrel Dog” often responded to queries such as, “Where are you going?” with the response, “I’m going to see a man about a dog!”

Roy “Squirrel Dog” departed this life June 26, 2024, in a freaky accident. So now, if we could only hear his words, we know that he would be saying, “I’ve gone to see My God about a dog.”

Squirrel Dog certainly knew about good hunting dogs! He was an excellent “stay in the woods” hunter during hunting season who generously shared with family and friends. He was also an avid fisherman who was known to fry up scrumptious catfish at his place while his family and friends gazed at the Bogue Chitto River.

Family and friends were frequently invited to sample his other culinary skills, such as boiled crayfish, boiled shrimp, corn, potatoes, sausage, and many other foods.

Squirrel Dog was also a great vintner. Yeah, he was known for his homemade wine! He was often asked by those who sampled his wine to teach them how to make his homemade wine.

Squirrel Dog’s place was often the “go to” place to sit around bragging, swapping stories, and talking about the “good old days”.

Roy was a hard-working entrepreneur who used his “Jack of all trades” skills to make a living. He did many kinds of jobs, but in recent years he did small carpenter and home improvement with a smattering of sheet rock and cement finishing. His kind heart extended to his business. He always gave a discount to senior citizens. He was often called back to do additional jobs, and his little notebook stayed full with his list of upcoming jobs.

When Roy was growing up gardening was his least favorite chore to do because it seemed endless. He often said, “I’m not doing this when I get grown!” Guess what? He recently ate those words because he planted gardens this spring. He had been so excited that he was saving money to buy a tractor.

Roy “Squirrel Dog” was a man with a big heart. He loved deeply and passionately, but he also hurt deeply. Sometimes he spoke razor-sharp words loudly without thinking, and wasn’t great at admitting he was wrong. However, being stubborn and tenacious got him through a lot of tough times!

Roy’s living room with its many pictures of family is a testament to how much he loved his family and some other folks who he just loved.

Roy attended school at Enon High School and graduated from Bogalusa High School.

Roy was born September 14, 1960 and went on his final trip to see God about a dog on June 26, 2024.

Roy is survived by his four children: Sage, River (Skylar), Karlie, and Amanda (Brad) Magee; grandchildren, Ian (Madison) and Isabella Mizell (Colton); great-granddaughter, Raelynn; and soon-to-be-born great-grandchildren Rylee and Reed. Roy is also survived by five maternal siblings: his best buddy and brother, Sam (Lisa), Paul, Alton (Lori), and John Magee and Marsha (Rodney) Miley. Roy’s five surviving paternal siblings are Jerry (Vicky), Kenny Wayne (Stephanie), Willis (Marilyn), and Dennis (Sue) Knight and Linda (Billy Wayne) Martin. Surviving nephews include Wesley (Lori) Magee who loved Roy so much they named their son, James Roy, after him, David Glen, Will, Philip, and P J (Lamanda) Magee, and Reid, Rod, and Ryan (Karen) Miley. Surviving nieces include Ana, Cathy, and Missy Magee, Jenny (Mike) Cosper, Judy (Troy) Nicholson, and Dawn (Geary) Parker. Great nieces and nephews are Henley, Rosie, Jaxon, Sarah, Jacob, and Riley Magee; Eli, Evan, Emily, and Ethan Miley; Rebecca, Shelby, and Julie Beth Cosper, and Kayleigh Martinez; James Roy, Heather (Pittman), Abbie, Anna, Emily, Danielle, Kaysey Kay, and Jordan Magee; Traven and Tyler Crosby. Roy is also survived by LeAnn Pinniger, the love of Roy’s life, John Mizell who he loved like a son, and four brothers of the heart: Jason and Justin Magee, Carlo Vicari, and Jim Johnson, and numerous relatives and friends who loved him dearly.

Roy was preceded in death by his parents, Ludelia and Malcolm Knight, William Albert Magee who loved Roy like a son, and brothers Tommy, Kenneth, Boyd, and Timothy Magee and Lavelle, Ralph, and Calvin Knight; a niece, Jacqueline Magee; and a great-nephew, Tyler Magee.

Visitation and funeral will be Friday, July 5, 2024, at Brown McGehee Funeral Home, 610 Avenue F, Bogalusa, LA. Family visitation begins at 11:00 AM and public visitation at 12:00 PM. Service begins at 1:00 PM followed with burial at the Knight Family Cemetery near 437 Landrum Road, Bogalusa, LA.

Pall bearers who are honored to lovingly carry Roy “Squirrel Dog” to his final resting place are River, Sage, Sam, and Wesley Magee; Ian Mizell and Jim Johnson. Honorary pall bearer is John Mizell.

After leaving the cemetery, everyone is invited to the Town Hall at Sun, LA to celebrate the life of “a one of a kind” Malcolm Roy “Squirrel Dog” Magee.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.