Harvey McDonald, 85, passed away today, Jan. 14, 2015 at his residence in Blakely, Ga. His funeral will be a graveside service Saturday morning, Jan. 17, 2015 in the Morgan Cemetery, Morgan, Ga. at 11 AM with Rev. Jackie Williams officiating. After Rev. Williams’ message, the U. S. Army will conduct full military rites. Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Joshua McDonald. The family will receive friends Friday evening from 6 until 8 PM at the funeral home in Blakely.
Mr. McDonald was born April 4, 1929 in Blakely to the late Emmett Lee McDonald and Lillian McKnight McDonald Hodges. He was a member of the First Baptist Church and was retired from the U.S. Army where he served in WWII, Korea and Vietnam. He was a member of the American Legion , V.F. W. and a Mason.
He is survived by his wife Maurene Avera McDonald of Blakely, 2 Sons; Robert Michael McDonald and wife Jane of Albany, Ga. and Richard Allen McDonald and wife Donna of Benton, La. , a brother Hollis (Mickey) McDonald and wife Janette of Blakely, GA. There are 5 Grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.