Tony Mack Counts
August 23, 1946 -
February 22, 2019

Visitation

February 25, 2019
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Service 

February 26, 2019
11:00 AM

Interment

Obituary

Funeral service for Tony Mack Counts, age 72, of Fayetteville, TN will be conducted at 11 AM on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at Higgins Funeral Home with Bro. Billy Langford officiating. Burial will follow in the Flintville Cemetery.

Mack was born on August 23, 1946 in Lincoln County, TN to the late Earl Lee and Geneva Gertrude Langford Counts. He was a 1964 graduate of Flintville High School, retired Assistant Police Chief from the City of Fayetteville Police Department and a member of the TN Police Chief Association. Mack passed away on February 22, 2019 at St. Thomas Midtown Hospital in Nashville.

Survivors include his daughter, Santana Counts of Fayetteville; grandchildren, Eric, Zac, and Kami Counts all of Trenton, GA; sister, Janice Thompson of Fayetteville; and cousins, Sandy (Jerry) Lancaster, Tera Simmons, and Caleb Simmons all of Fayetteville. In addition to his parents, Mack was preceded in death by his son, Lee Mack Counts; and a brother-in-law, Walter Thompson.

Visitation with the family will be from 5 PM until 8 PM on Monday, February 25, 2019 at Higgins Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN 38105-9959. Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Tony Mack Counts.

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21 Comments

  1. Ola Archer

    Deepest sympathies to the family. Ola Archer

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  2. Mike Thomas

    So sorry to here about Mack.I worked with Mack at the police department for several years.You could always count on him in any situation good are bad.He would give you the shirt off his back.May God be with and comfort his family during this time.

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  3. June Harmening

    Mack was such a nice guy.

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  4. Sue Cary Simmons

    A good man and friend. Prayers for the family.

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  5. Martina Stevenson

    Prayers for the family , I enjoyed him while i got to know him from being best friends with his daughter Santana, he would always want a strawberry milkshake if we went to town for him, he was a very sweet man, i love you Santana and I am praying for you and your family.

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  6. Brenda Burns

    Knew Mack and the Family for many years. Such a Good Friend and always a cute answer to any question I ask him.My Prayers go out to each and every one of you and Santana ,if you need me ,call.May God wrap his arms around each of you and guide you through your days ahead .He will surely be Missed! .Brenda & Joe Burns

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  7. Shelby Brewer

    Janice, I am so sad for you at this time. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Love always
    your cousin,
    Shelby Langford Brewer

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  8. Mark Isbell

    I knew Mack most of my life and he probably pulled me over some, but he was a jolly fellow. We will all miss him. My prayers go out to the family.

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  9. Rexine Pigg

    I saw Mack at Wally World not too long ago & had a chat with him. He was a great fellow with lots of friends & will be missed.

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  10. marcella scott

    With sincere sympathy to the family.

    Lynn and Marcella Scott

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  11. Ray Steelman

    I was so sorry to learn about the death of Mack. We grew up together in the Fintville community and later rode to work together at Genesco. We would eat lunch each day at Neville’s Pool Room on the square. If we could squeeze it in, we would shoot a game of pool. Mack was officially a step-cousin but we considered ourselves to be real cousins. I am so sorry that Mack is gone. My prayers are with the family.

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  12. jerry reese

    Mac was a great person with a genuine feel for people.

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  13. Karen Owens Moore

    Mack was a great guy, and a much loved cousin.

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  14. Dean & Sallyann Storer

    Prayers for the family . So sorry for your loss.

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  15. Cindy Harwell

    So glad I connected with him again at the salon where he got his hair cut on a reg basis unless his health prevented it. He has been a friend of mine for many years. So so sad. Prayers for the family.

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  16. Margie Ables

    Breaks my Heart! Prayers for the family! RIP MAC!

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  17. Deborah Nabors

    A great person will be deeply missed RIP my friend. Will miss being called cotton

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  18. Don Counts

    Mack will be missed. I will miss his kind gentle spirit. My prayers are with the family.

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  19. Bill Towry

    I am so sorry, heart felt sympathy goes out to the family. He was a wonderful person. I had conversations with him growing up in Flintville.

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  20. Mike Hopson

    March 25, 1975 was the first shift that I worked at Fayetteville Police Department and Mack Counts was the first person that I rode with. I have known him all of my life and he was always a special person.
    He always had off duty projects going and he loved doing stuff that made him a good redneck!
    I pray that God of the Bible watches over his family during this time.

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  21. Wanda Shelton

    I am very sorry for your loss.

    Reply

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21 Comments

  1. Ola Archer

    Deepest sympathies to the family. Ola Archer

    Reply
  2. Mike Thomas

    So sorry to here about Mack.I worked with Mack at the police department for several years.You could always count on him in any situation good are bad.He would give you the shirt off his back.May God be with and comfort his family during this time.

    Reply
  3. June Harmening

    Mack was such a nice guy.

    Reply
  4. Sue Cary Simmons

    A good man and friend. Prayers for the family.

    Reply
  5. Martina Stevenson

    Prayers for the family , I enjoyed him while i got to know him from being best friends with his daughter Santana, he would always want a strawberry milkshake if we went to town for him, he was a very sweet man, i love you Santana and I am praying for you and your family.

    Reply
  6. Brenda Burns

    Knew Mack and the Family for many years. Such a Good Friend and always a cute answer to any question I ask him.My Prayers go out to each and every one of you and Santana ,if you need me ,call.May God wrap his arms around each of you and guide you through your days ahead .He will surely be Missed! .Brenda & Joe Burns

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  7. Shelby Brewer

    Janice, I am so sad for you at this time. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Love always
    your cousin,
    Shelby Langford Brewer

    Reply
  8. Mark Isbell

    I knew Mack most of my life and he probably pulled me over some, but he was a jolly fellow. We will all miss him. My prayers go out to the family.

    Reply
  9. Rexine Pigg

    I saw Mack at Wally World not too long ago & had a chat with him. He was a great fellow with lots of friends & will be missed.

    Reply
  10. marcella scott

    With sincere sympathy to the family.

    Lynn and Marcella Scott

    Reply
  11. Ray Steelman

    I was so sorry to learn about the death of Mack. We grew up together in the Fintville community and later rode to work together at Genesco. We would eat lunch each day at Neville’s Pool Room on the square. If we could squeeze it in, we would shoot a game of pool. Mack was officially a step-cousin but we considered ourselves to be real cousins. I am so sorry that Mack is gone. My prayers are with the family.

    Reply
  12. jerry reese

    Mac was a great person with a genuine feel for people.

    Reply
  13. Karen Owens Moore

    Mack was a great guy, and a much loved cousin.

    Reply
  14. Dean & Sallyann Storer

    Prayers for the family . So sorry for your loss.

    Reply
  15. Cindy Harwell

    So glad I connected with him again at the salon where he got his hair cut on a reg basis unless his health prevented it. He has been a friend of mine for many years. So so sad. Prayers for the family.

    Reply
  16. Margie Ables

    Breaks my Heart! Prayers for the family! RIP MAC!

    Reply
  17. Deborah Nabors

    A great person will be deeply missed RIP my friend. Will miss being called cotton

    Reply
  18. Don Counts

    Mack will be missed. I will miss his kind gentle spirit. My prayers are with the family.

    Reply
  19. Bill Towry

    I am so sorry, heart felt sympathy goes out to the family. He was a wonderful person. I had conversations with him growing up in Flintville.

    Reply
  20. Mike Hopson

    March 25, 1975 was the first shift that I worked at Fayetteville Police Department and Mack Counts was the first person that I rode with. I have known him all of my life and he was always a special person.
    He always had off duty projects going and he loved doing stuff that made him a good redneck!
    I pray that God of the Bible watches over his family during this time.

    Reply
  21. Wanda Shelton

    I am very sorry for your loss.

    Reply

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