Macko funeral services set for Wednesday

Macko funeral services set for Wednesday

ARLINGTON -- Funeral services for former Rangers equipment/clubhouse manager Joe Macko will be at 10 a.m. CT on Wednesday at the Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church.

Macko died on Friday at the age of 86 after 63 years in professional baseball, including 18 years as a Minor League player. Macko had been associated with the Rangers in a variety of roles ever since the franchise relocated from Washington, D.C., in 1971. He spent 21 years as the clubhouse and equipment manager.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Steve Macko Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 121914, Arlington, Texas 76012. His son, Steve, an All-American at Baylor University and a Chicago Cubs infielder in 1979-80, died of cancer at age 27 in 1981. In his memory, Joe and his late wife Dorothy founded the Steve Macko Scholarship Fund.

T.R. Sullivan is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Postcards from Elysian Fields, and follow him on Twitter @Sullivan_Ranger. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.