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Karl Owen McDonald

December 6, 1943 — August 30, 2016

Mr. Karl McDonald, age 72 of Willacoochee, Ga. passed away Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at South Georgia Medical Center in Valdosta, Ga. following an extended illness.   Born December 6, l943 in Willacoochee, Ga., Mr. McDonald was the son of Gordon and Betty Bowen McDonald.  He worked for 38 years in the mobile home industry as a carpenter with Fleetwood Homes.  He loved to be outdoors, where he enjoyed gardening, grilling, fishing and traveling.  He was a veteran of the U. S. Army during the Vietnam era.  He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church and also attended the First Baptist Church in Willacoochee, Ga...  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Shane McDonald, a sister, Carolyn Smith and 2 brothers, Charles and Thomas McDonald.   Survivors include: Wife:  Gail McDonald of Willacoochee, Ga.   Son:  Don McDonald and wife Angie of Lakeland, Ga. 3 Daughters:  Karla McDonald and husband Junior of Willacoochee, Ga.                           Karmen Metts and husband Jim of Pearson, Ga.                           Stephanie Paulk and husband Steven of Douglas, Ga.   2 Sisters:  Carlene Murray and husband Arthur of Waycross, Ga.                    Helen Warren of Willacoochee, Ga.   Daughter-In-Law:  Holly McDonald of Willacoochee, Ga.   9 Grandchildren:  Morgan McDonald, Zack McDonald, Raelyn Dill and husband Jeremy, Cody McDonald, Stewart Metts, Cassidy McDonald, Jeremy McDonald, Brilynn Waldron, and Brensley Waldron.   3 Great-Grandchildren:  Abby McDonald, Gunner Dill, and Addie McDonald.   Special Friend:  Robert Johnson of Yakitat, Ak.    Several other nieces, nephews, and other relatives also survive. Funeral services for Mr. McDonald were held Saturday, September 03, 2016 at 2:00 P.M. at Willacoochee First Baptist Church in Willacoochee, Ga. with Rev. Bill Huffstuttler, Rev. Larry Johnson, and Father Paul O’Connell officiating. Special musical selections included “If Heaven was Needing a Hero”  presented by cd, “Serenaded by Angels” rendered by Pam Huffstuttler soloist with cd accompaniment and “In Better Hands” rendered by Ashley Whitley soloist and guitarist.  Prelude and Postlude music by Bonnie Kunberger pianist. The internment followed in the Holy Family Catholic Church Cemetery.   Serving as active pallbearers were: Morgan McDonald, Jeremy Dill, Stewart Metts, Jeremy McDonald, Cody McDonald, and Bobby Lott. Relihan Funeral Home in Pearson, Ga. was in charge of the arrangements.

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