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Terry "Pops" MacMahon

October 15, 1944 ~ August 23, 2019 (age 74)

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Terrence “Pops” MacMahon, 74, of Newport, passed away Friday, August 23, 2019, at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, after a long, 14-year, battle with cancer.

His memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 31, 2019, at Glad Tidings Church, officiated by Rev. Ben Burrows.

“Pops” as he was affectionately known, proudly served our country in the United States Air Force. He was a long-time public servant, serving numerous communities over the years as a police officer, firefighter, and fire chief. His civic career included being a police officer in New York where he retired from. He served with the Fire Department in New York and Broad Creek, NC,  he was the Chief at Wildwood Fire Department, NC, Captain in Western Fire Department, NC and volunteered with Morehead City and Atlantic Beach Fire Departments. His hobby and purpose in life was to serve and give back to the community through the Fire Department. More recently he assisted with the administrative aspect of the fire department where his valuable knowledge was a blessing to many Carteret County residents. Pops loved his family and fireman family.

He is survived by his loving wife, Glenda MacMahon of the home; daughter, Tara Ackerson and husband Donald of Newport; sons, Paul Skidmore of Swansboro and Michael MacMahon and wife Heather of Harriman, NY; sister, Muriel Hogan and wife Kathy Wiz of Rehoboth, DE; grandchildren, Lacey Ackerson, Ellie Ackerson, Ryan MacMahon and Erin MacMahon; and grand fur babies, Irvin, Lizze and Beasley.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Dorothy Hurst Mayhew.

Family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Friday, August 30, 2019, at Munden Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Terrance’s memory to the Broad and Gales Creek Fire Department at 3010 Highway 24, Newport, NC 28570.

Family and friends are welcome to submit online condolences at

Arrangements by Munden Funeral Home and Crematory in Morehead City, NC. 

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August 30, 2019

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Munden Funeral Home Morehead City
2112 Arendell Street
Morehead City, NC 28557

Memorial Service
August 31, 2019

2:00 PM
Glad Tidings Church
4621 Country Club Road
Morehead City, NC 28557


Broad & Gales Creek Fire Department
3010 Highway 24, Newport NC 28570
Tel: 1-252-725-0984

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