302-478-7100 Wilmington & Hockessin, DE

Barton L. Mackey, D.M.D.

Wilmington, Delaware – Barton Levis Mackey, D.M.D., 85, died Wednesday, October 3, 2018.

Bart is survived by his wife of 59 years, Eugenie Lewis Mackey; his children Barton, Jr. (Jennifer), Eugenie M. McDonald (Matthew), Dwight D., Scott L. (Betsy); nine grandchildren – Tucker, Tyler, Emily, Matt, Bart (III), Morgan, Zoe, Miles and Althea; and his brother, David.

Born and raised on Main Street in Newark, Delaware, he was the eldest son of Barton Hirst Mackey and Hester Cannon Levis Mackey. Bart was a Delawarean with a heritage dating to Colonial times.
He was a graduate of Newark High School, Franklin & Marshall College, and the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. On his path toward dentistry, he served in the U.S. Army as a military policeman and worked for the DuPont Company.

Bart was a Dentist who took great pride in detail, solutions, and a happy smile. After his retirement he truly missed his relationships with his patients.

He was a baseball coach, ice hockey referee, ocean racer, and a life-long body surfer at Bethany Beach. Bart took great pride and interest in sharing his expertise and experiences with all. He was an ardent supporter of his children’s sporting endeavors and achievements.

He was a member of the Delaware State Dental Society (past president), Ducks Unlimited (Brandywine Chapter), Safari Club International, National Rifle Association, Society of Colonial Wars in Delaware, Wilmington Club, and Wilmington Country Club.

Bart was level headed, had a kind heart, and had a strong work ethic. The twinkle in Bart’s eyes and his gentle humor will be greatly missed. A special thank you goes to the caring crew at the Stonegates Health Center.

A memorial gathering will be held at a later date. The internment will be private. In Bart’s memory please consider supporting a deserving cause or a random act of kindness.

Funeral Services

A Memorial gathering is being planned for a later date.


    Karen Bennett writes,
    Remembering Bart's gentle ways and his twinkle in his eye! He will be missed! With Love Always, Karen Bennett
    10/06/2018 12:01 pm
    Karen Bennett lit a candle and writes,
    My deepest condolences to the family . I worked with Bart for a short time while he was in the Health Center at Stonegates. We formed a bond and I always looked forward to seeing him and talking with Bart. My heart goes out to everyone! A generous, gentle, loving and witty Husband, Father and Grandfather. He will be missed but I will hold onto the memories which I will cherish always! In Love & Friendship, Karen A. Bennett
    10/06/2018 12:06 pm
    William Johnson writes,
    Dear Mackey Family. I was very saddened to read of the passing of Dr. Mackey. I have missed him a lot since I left Stonegates. Dr Mackey was a very great man. He will be missed by very many people. I was blessed to have meet him and to help him at Stonegates. I will always keep your family and the memory of Dr. Mackey in my thoughts.
    10/06/2018 06:30 pm
    Dot Johnson writes,
    Dear Mrs. Mackey and family, Dr. Mackey was the most gentle ,caring dentist .He was always sensitive to the fact not everyone has had positive and healthy experience in the dentist chair.I was greatful for your friendships as well. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Sincerely, Dot Johnson
    10/07/2018 07:36 pm
    Lisa Pittaccio writes,
    To the Mackey family, oh my gosh, I just heard of Dr Mackey's passing. I am so sad about this. He was my family dentist from the age of 10 to his retirement. He was the best; knowledgeable, gentle, great disposition and very empathetic, along with being kind and always having a big smile for you. I am very sorry on the loss of your husband, father and grandfather. My condolenses and prayers are with you.
    11/29/2018 10:30 pm

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