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Eugene Weldon McDonald, Jr., 1946–2021

Thursday, September 2, 2021
Eugene Weldon McDonald, Jr.

Eugene Weldon McDonald, Jr. (Mac), 75, of Girard Texas, passed away at his residence Tuesday, August 24, 2021.

Mac was born on August 5, 1946, in San Diego, Calif., to E.W., Sr., and Frances McDonald. Mac worked at Kent County Nursing Home in Jayton, Texas, for ten years before retiring. Mac would always give a helping hand wherever it was needed. He also loved to barbecue and enjoyed his garden and family time.

Mac is survived by his wife, Brenda McDonald, of Girard; children John and Colbi of Jayton, Meagan McDonald of Sweetwater, Texas, Amanda McDonald and Kelvin Williams of Roscoe, Texas, Tra and Amy Gibson of Gulfport, Miss., Michelle Rene of Borger, Texas, Justin and Toni Gibson of Jayton, and Heath and Brandi Gibson of Elkhart, Kansas. Mac also had 20 grandchildren, Rocky, Brian, Gabriel, Jeremy, Michael, Nikki, Mariah, Emaleigh, Sydney, Brandon, Mackenzie, Kennedy, Tratyn, Cayden, Claire, Creedence, Kobe, Hailey, Kord and Braxton, and 11 great-grandchildren, Grayson, Allie, Rowdy, Colt, Jace, River, Anyston, Rayeson, Landyn, Aiden and Austin.

He was preceded in death by his parents, E.W. and Frances McDonald; his sister, Maggie McDonald; and a son, Michael McDonald, as well as other relatives and friends.

Graveside services were held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday August 28, 2021 at the Girard Cemetery under the direction of Zapata Funeral Home.

Pallbearers included Michael, Kobe, Cayden, Rocky, Brian, Gabriel, Jeremy and Brandon.

Honorary pallbearers included Creedence, Kord, Braxton and Grayson.