Banks Burke (Mac) McAnally

  • Born: May 25, 1954
  • Died: May 19, 2017
  • Location: Austin, Texas

Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home North

3125 N Lamar Blvd.
Austin, TX 78705
Tel. (512) 452-8811

Tribute & Message From The Family

Banks Burke (Mac) McAnally passed from this life on May 19, 2017, just one week short of his 63rd birthday, following a long battle with cancer. Mac was that rarest of breeds, a native Austinite. He is survived by his father, Robert W. McAnally and step-mother, Helen McAnally of Fort Worth, Texas. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Ellen Ponz and his brother, Sky McAnally.

Mac was a graduate of Austin High School. He also graduated from Austin Community College with an Associate's Degree in Electronics, and attended the University of Texas. He retired from 3M Corporation in early 2014, following a 35 year career with the company. His last years with the company were in the Telecommunications Group providing quality assurance support and finalizing equipment engineering specifications and documentation using CAD tools. His work for 3M was a great source of personal pride.

Two of Mac's favorite hobbies were dancing and making home improvements. He was a perfectionist in the execution of his projects, which ranged from his custom designed water and solar power collection systems to his custom closet installations and tile work. His long-time friend, companion and dance partner, Lynn Belton, was the grateful recipient of many of his home repair skills over the course of their relationship.

Mac was a volunteer dance instructor at the Heart of Texas Whip & West Coast Swing Dance Club for over a decade. He loved all types of dancing, including ballroom and country-western dancing, but his passion was whip style swing dancing, which he danced to his favorite music, old style R&B. He worked consistently on compiling several large playlists of R&B music for use in DJ'ing dances. Many beginning dancers profited from his instruction over the years and his life was immensely enriched by his many friends and acquaintances from the Austin dance community.

Mac was a quiet, kind, and modest man and a good friend. He will be greatly missed by his friends and family.

Family visitation for Mac will be held on Wednesday, May 24th , 2017 from 6-8pm at the Weed-Corley-Fish north location at 3125 North Lamar. A graveside service is scheduled for 11:30 AM on Thursday, May 25th at Austin Memorial Park located at 2800 Hancock Drive. Friends are invited to attend both.

The family wishes to thank all of Mac's friends who supported him throughout his long illness. They also request that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made in Mac's memory to either the Lung Cancer Alliance or Habitat for Humanity.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Mac was a very gentle, dependable and encouraging person and very precise especially when he was teaching his dance steps. I learned my beginning and advanced west coast swing dance from him 4 years ago and it was a real pleasure to learn from him. He was very talented in dancing and creating and fixing things and loved both. It is very sad that he had to leave us so soon, and he will be missed a lot especially when dancing. The nice memories and happy times will be with us. May his kind soul rest in peace.

Posted by Guity Kermani - Austin, TX - Friend   May 31, 2017


Mac was loved by so many through his teaching and dedication to dance. There were many friends at the visitation talking about how much he had helped them and how patient he was with us as we were learning.
He was not only a great dancer and instructor but as I got to know him more was a caring and brilliant man. He will be greatly missed and dancing in our hearts forever!

Posted by Bonnie Johnson - Austin, TX - Friend   May 25, 2017

Mac and I were dance partners for 4 years, before I moved away from Austin. We also co-taught West Coast Swing classes at Whip Club. He was a wonderful, kind and patient man. I have very good memories of this sweet person. He will be greatly missed by the dance community in Austin. May he rest in peace, in God's loving arms. Mary Wingo, Leander, Texas

Posted by Mary Wingo - Leander, TX - Friend   May 24, 2017

So sorry for your loss. I enjoyed knowing and working with Mac at 3M, such a kind helpful person. Wishing you wonderful memories of fun and happy times.

Posted by Dottie gault - taylor, TX - Coworker   May 24, 2017

Mac was a gentle soul and constant friend. He will be missed by so many. Blessings and prayers to all those whose lives he touched.

Posted by Robin and Mark Hayes - Charlotte, NC - Friend   May 23, 2017

Mac was a gentle and kind man that will forever be remembered for his contribution to the Austin dance community.

Posted by Sherry Reynolds - AUSTIN, TX - Friend   May 22, 2017

"I will miss my Dance-Buddy. We enjoyed some great dances together. It was fun getting to know him, tho the time spent was too short. May GOD Bless & watch over him" Judith Vella, Austin TX 5/22/2017

Posted by Judith Vella - Austin, TX - Friend   May 22, 2017

Dear Lynn,
As I expressed on the phone to you, I am so sorry that you have lost your dear friend. May you be comforted with the good memories of this treasured friendship.
Lou Blemaster

Posted by Lou Blemaster - Friend of Lynn Belton - Friend   May 22, 2017

I enjoyed knowing and working with Mac at 3M. My thoughts and prayers are with his family at this trying time. May he rest in Peace.

Posted by Wesley Harrison - Dermott, AR - Coworker   May 22, 2017

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.

Posted by A. H. - NC   May 22, 2017

Sorry for you loss. I enjoyed working with Mac at 3M. He was a kind and wonderful person. Always helpful and patient. He was also an awesome dancer.

May God give him everlasting peace and my prayers are with the family.

Hortencia Laney 3M co-worker

Posted by Hortencia Laney - Georgetown, TX   May 22, 2017

I'm so grateful to have known Mac. He was a joy and blessing to all. I was one of the many beginning students that Mac helped out. Mac always had a kind and helpful word and was always willing to give extra encouragement. I will miss him very much.

Posted by Susan Lee - Austin, TX - Friend   May 20, 2017

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