Mac has been in the restaurant business for over 35 years with his partner, the late Bill Johnette. He was one of the first to offer Sunday Brunches. He was inducted into the Omaha Hospitality Hall of Fame. In 1986, he was named, Restaurateur of the year by the Omaha
Restaurant Association. He was a member of the steering committee for Share Our Strenghts,
Taste of Omaha for more than 12 years.
From 1979 -1997 he was the co-owner of the Neon Goose with Bill Johnette. He partnered in the YoYo Grill, opened Taxi’s in 2002 with Bill and sold it in 2017. Owned Catagory One Kitchen Gourmet. Mac and Travis Freeman opened Mantra in 2012. When Mac retired
he moved to Palm Springs.
He is survived by his mother, Adeline Thompson; sisters, Deanna Townsend, Jerrian Renfro, Jeanne Stroup, Barb (Duane) Thompson; 1 nephew and 7 nieces; several great nieces and great nephews; special friends, Jeanine and Travis Freeman; beloved dogs, Lola and Boji.
He was preceded in death by his father, Malcolm Thompson, Sr., brothers-in-law, Reid
Townsend, Wray Renfro; and life partner, Bill Johnette.
Monday June 7th at the JOHN A. GENTLEMAN MORTUARIES 72nd Street Chapel at 4pm.
In lieu of flowers, Memorials to St. John Lutheran Church of Schuyler, NE., Nebraska Humane Society or Omaha Food Pantry.
JOHN A. GENTLEMAN MORTUARIES AND CREMATORY
1010 N 72 Street