Malcolm Forbes Sterett entered into eternal life to join the love of his life, Dorothy, on October 10, 2017.
Mac was born in Dallas, Texas, on March 11, 1922, to William Green Sterett II and Eugenia Hawley Sterett. The family moved to San Antonio where he attended Junior High and High School. There he met many lifelong friends. Mac attended St. Mary’s University and The University of Texas before joining the U.S. Navy in 1942. He graduated from Cornell University Midshipmen School and proudly served as a Lieutenant in the Atlantic and Pacific theaters on the USS Polaris during World War II. After retiring from active duty he served in the U.S. Naval Reserve. Mac then began his career lasting fifty years with Sterett Supply Company which was founded by his mother and father in 1944 in Corpus Christi. He retired in1992 as President and Owner.
Mac married his wife of 64 years, Dorothy Ruth Boykin, in 1949. Their love for travel led them on numerous trips throughout the world, many with close friends. Being the ultimate planner he mapped out each and every detail which might include a round of golf, hunting, and always fine dining and entertainment. He served on the Boards of the National Association of Electrical Distributors, First State Bank of Corpus Christi, and Corpus Christi Yacht Club, was President of the Friends of the Museum of Science and History, Corpus Christi Country Club, and Corpus Christi Town Club, and was a member of the King’s Men in which he was Chancellor in 1976. He was also a member of the Texas Rotary Club in Taft, Texas.
After retirement Mac volunteered for many years as a mentor to inmates at the Nueces County Juvenile Detention Center Boot Camp. He was always a caring and thoughtful person. He was there for his family and friends in times of need and all depended upon his guidance, knowledge, and his tireless effort in finding a solution to any problem. One could always trust in his sincerity and commitment. Upon moving to The Mirador he visited friends at the Skilled Nursing and Assisted Living facilities daily.
He was preceded in death by Dorothy, his parents, his sister, Jean Erwin Douden, and many close friends. He will be forever missed by his loving children, Sally Davis (Pat), and William Green Sterett III (Dian).
He is also survived by his grandchildren, Allison and Sarah Davis, Kara Vick Clark (Kyle), Jason Vick (Valerie); great grandchildren, Mason, Madilyn, and MaCade Vick, and a nephew, Bill Erwin (Susan).
A Memorial Service and reception will be held to celebrate Mac’s life at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 14, 2017, at the Mirador, 5857 Timbergate Drive, Corpus Christi, Texas. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Mirador Scholarship Fund, which Mac was instrumental in creating, Parkway Presbyterian Church or the charity of your choice.
The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks and appreciation to the staff at The Mirador and The Plaza for their compassion and excellent care.