Macik, Bennie 86, of Caldwell was called home, Friday, August 11, 2023, in College Station, Texas.
A Celebration of Bennie’s Life will be held, Monday, August 14, 2023, at 10:30 am at Strickland Funeral Home Chapel Caldwell, officiating will be Pastor Michael Zwernemann. Interment will follow at the Caldwell Masonic Cemetery, with Military Honors provided by VFW Post #4458. The Family will receive guests from 6:00 to 8:00 pm Sunday evening at the funeral home.
Bennie was born June 19, 1937, in the Tunis Community of Burleson County to parents Joe & Lydia (Baletka) Macik.
Bennie married the love of his life Leatrice Schultz on June 3, 1956, at the Caldwell Brethren Church. To this union were A.J. Brenda & Bradley.
Bennie loved his family. He enjoyed doing things with children and later with his grandchildren. He had many hobbies, hunting, fishing, gardening, and mechanical work, he could work on just about any tractor there was. He also enjoyed making sausage and homemade wine and barbequing for his family. He was very good at fixing things. He was a hard worker, and always did his best and shared that quality with children and grandchildren. In his later years he loved riding around looking at different things with his sweetie, just to get out of the house. Some of his other interests were traveling, playing slots, the lotto, and dominoes.
His career began at an early age helping his parents with family farming, which is where he got his work ethic from. Then he worked for Boswell Porter in the Brazos Bottom picking cotton, he worked for the Nagel Coat Hanger Factory, then the shoe Factory. He went on to work for the Santa Fe Railroad Company where he retired after 29 years.
He was a member of the Lyons Evangelical Church, the Birch Gun Club, the TCU Union for 31 years, and served his country in the National Guard & Ready reserve.
Mr. Macik was preceded in death by his parents, 4 sisters and brothers-in-law; Francis Whitmore and husband Jack, Ella King and husband John, Annie Carter and husband Cecil, and Janie Schoeneman and husband Walter, 5 brothers and sisters-in-law, Joe Lee Macik and wife Velma, Robert Macik and wife Lorene, Raymond Macik and wife Frenchie, Frankie Macik and an infant brother, also by his mother & father- in- laws Hermina & Albert W. Schultz.
Bennie is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Leatrice Macik of Caldwell, TX., 2 sons, A.J. Macik of Caldwell, Tx., Bradley Macik and wife Natascia of Copperas Cove, TX., a daughter Brenda Barton and husband Keith, Bro-in-law Albert Schultz, Bro-in-law Ernest Schultz and wife Judy, sisters-in-law, Mary Macik, Shirley Vykukal, and Janice Canatella and husband Kenneth all of Caldwell, TX., 6 grandchildren, Julie Macik and husband Casey Lourcey, Jenna Macik, Noah Macik and wife Storm, Nick Macik, Taylor Macik, Corbin Macik,
5 great grandchildren, Teagan Drewry, Liam Davis, Adelynne Davis, Amerie Stringfellow and Sage Stringfellow, numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, church family and many friends.
Serving as Pallbearers are Casey Lourcey, Noah Macik, Nick Macik, Corbin Macik, Matthew Canatella, Jason Vykukal, Justin Vykukal and Allen Schultz.
Honorary pallbearers are, Harry Humphfres, Johnny Tucker and Kenneth Canatella
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be given to the Lyons Evangelical Church or charity of your choice.
Arrangements under the direction of Strickland Funeral Homes.