Kenneth Gene McDonald, Sr., February 17th, 1941 - August 6th, 2018
Mr. McDonald was preceded in Death by his wife of 48 years, Linda Bill Johnston McDonald of Ozark, Alabama.
Born in Pontotoc, MS of his parents, James Elzie McDonald and Ena Marie Davidson-McDonald, and having eight siblings and their families, Corbet and Kathlynn Plunk Ponotoc, MS, Lake and Geraldine Russell Ponotoc, MS, Laron and Opal Self, Ponotoc, MS, JD and Larue Moore, Hornlake, MS, Elzie and Mary McDonald. Clarksdale, MS, Carol and Dorothy McDonald, Pheonix City, AL, Okee and Barbara McDonald, Ponotoc, MS, Joyce McDonald, Ponotoc, MS.
He leaves behind two sons, Kenneth Gene McDonald, Jr. of Ozark, Alabama, Michael “Todd” McDonald of Gainesville, Florida; Grandchildren, Gene McDonald, Gainesville, FL, James McDonald, Gainesville, FL, Kimberlee McDonald, Clearwater, FL; Great Grandchildren, Kaelob McDonald, Gainesville, FL, Olivia McDonald, Gainesville, FL.
Upon Graduation from High School, he served his Country in the U.S. Army from June 2nd, 1959 to June 1st, 1962. Then transferred to Army Reserve June 2nd, 1962 to April 27th, 1965. He was then, reactivated April 28th, 1965 to September 5th, 1966.
Kenneth Sr. was a long-time resident, and an active participant within the community of Ozark, Alabama. He worked at Brown Manufacturing as an inventive welder and machinist for 40 years until his retirement.
After his retirement, he increased his dedication to serving his community. He served any way that he could until his passing. He will be sorely missed by one and all.
Funeral Services will be 2PM Thursday, August 9, 2018 in the Earl Bankston Memorial Chapel of Fuqua Bankston Funeral in Ozark, AL. with Rev. John Goldman officiating.
To Todd and Kenny -- We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your father. I have such fond memories of him and the funny stories he would tell, and I still laugh when I think about what he would say every time y'all crossed the Tallahatchie Bridge. I know you will miss him greatly and I pray that God will grant you peace during this difficult time.
Linda Woodham WalkerPensacola, FL
To you and your brother I wish you all the best. My sympathies to you and your family. Your dad was a good man and I am sure he will be deeply missed.
Gail TidwellTarentum, PA
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May God be with you all through your time of grieving and know that you are loved.
Allison DozierMidland City, AL
We're so sorry to hear this. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you! Hold on to the memories and draw comfort from the Lord!
Steve & Pati PhillipsMidland City, AL
I am so so sorry for your loss. I know that you may not know this but uncle Kenneth was my favorite uncle. My heart is with both of you at this most difficult time. I love you both.
Teresa FogertyCorinth, MS
Dear Todd and family and friends of mr McDonald,
Wishing you all love, comfort and peace during this painful time.
Please know that you have friends who are thinking of you-
Blessings to all who loved your daddy
Mandy MeeksWhitefish, MT