A..B. Mac McCain

September 9, 1927 ~ December 4, 2010

Angus Bouie "Mac" McCain, 83, died Saturday, December 4, 2010 in The Woodlands, TX.

A memorial service celebrating his life will be held on Monday, December 13, 2010, at 2:00 pm at Johnson Funeral Home with his son-in-law, Governor Mike Huckabee, leading the service. The family will receive visitors at 1:00 pm.

Bouie was born on September 9, 1927 in Lake Charles, LA to Edward and Bernice McCain. He attended Lake Charles High School and McNeese State.

Bouie attended Trinity Baptist Church where he was an active member of the EMMA Sunday School class.

He was an avid sportsman and love of the outdoors greatly influenced his life. Many of his life-shaping experiences are chronicled in his book of essays, Scratchings, Memories are Like an Itch and published in The Cameron Pilot. Bouie was a champion goose caller in the 1950s, an accomplished painter, a published author, and a member of the National Rifle Association. He looked forward to annual destination hunting trips with a core group of hunting enthusiasts that included long time friend Jim Lawn.

Bouie served in The United States Navy as a fireman during WWII and the Korean Conflict. He was self employed and worked in the gas and oil industry as a land agent. Later in life, he became an entrepreneur.

He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Dodie, and eight children; Susan Hinger (Jeff) of San Antonio, TX, Tal McCain (Nell) of Lake Charles, LA, Mike McCain (Brenda) of Spring Hill, AR, Janet Huckabee (Mike) of Little Rock, AR, Kathy McCain of Hope, AR, Jan Stricklin (Chuck Thornton) of Garland, TX, Michael Dawkins of Montgomery, AL, and Kim Cagle (Jeff) of The Woodlands, TX, grandchildren Lucus McCain (Angela), Travis McCain (Kristie), Jake McCain (Kelly) all of Lake Charles, LA, Melissa Schexnider (Ron) of Many, LA, Daniel McCain, James McCain, Melanie McCain all of Spring Hill, AR, John Mark Huckabee of California, David Huckabee (Lauren), Sarah Huckabee Sanders (Bryan) both of Little Rock, AR, Sunshine Brown, Christopher Brown both of Hope, AR, Elizabeth Mullis of Garland, TX, Abby Hill, Kia Dawkins both of Montgomery, AL and Chance Hill of The Woodlands, TX and eight great-grandchildren.

He also leaves behind special friends Adam Vilan, Curt Heuring, and Jerry Peloquin, artists at Studio 347, numerous relatives, and lunch buddies that forever made his life meaningful.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Touch the Ground Foundation, 307 Townes Street, Greenville, SC 29601.

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  1. Even though we never had a chance to meet, we always heard great things about Mac from Mike. Mac will be greatly missed by his family and friends.Terry and Sandy Sullivan

  2. I had the pleasure of hearing Mr. McCain read one of his essays at the library. He was the winner of the Reminisce contest. Later he joined our Bayou Writers' Group. My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this sad time. And on behalf of Bayou Writers' Group, he'll be missed.

  3. Mike, Tal and Family, I will miss the hunt with Bouie until we can both meet at the big lease in the sky. I will always remember Bouie saying be a good boy and bring me a cup of coffee at the deer camp, we appreciate your familys friendship very much and we are sad over your loss .. Greg, Christy, Amy and Jordan White, Hope AR

  4. Uncle Bouie was my grandmother's (Andrea McClelen) cousin and Best friend. She was greatful she was able to spend a few moments with him a couple weeks ago on his way home from Colorado. She sends her condolences and regrets she will not be able to make the trip for the services, but sends her love and prayers. He will be greatly missed.

  5. We were pleased to see Bouie on his way home from his Colorado hunting trip. We are so sorry to hear the news of Bouie's passing. Sorry we can't be with you at this time, but I was released from the hospital Friday evening after knee replacemant surgery and am unable to leave the house. We have offered prayers for Bouie and for you. Please accept our condolences. Katherine and Jim

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