Townson-Rose Funeral Home

Obituary for Jack McDonald

07/17/1940 - 11/02/2019

   Jack McDonald, age 79 of Murphy passed away Saturday, November 2, 2019 at Erlanger Western Carolina Hospital.

   Jack was born in Cherokee County, NC to Gladys Stiles McDonald and the late Lawton McDonald. He loved farming and was a loving father, grandfather and great grandfather. Jack loved the Lord and was a deacon at Mt. Liberty Baptist Church and a member of Journey Fellowship.

   In addition to his father, he is preceded in death by his brother, Kenneth McDonald and grandchild, Jeremy McDonald. 

   Jack is survived by his mother, Gladys Stiles McDoanld; son, Randall McDonald and wife Misty; daughter, Janet Dockery and husband George; mother of his children, Diane Morrow; sister, Betty Hughes and husband Hurbert; grandchildren, Allyson Murphy, Tyler McDonald and Starr Sneed; great-grandchildren, Colt and Asher Murphy; sister-in-law, Carolyn McDonald and several nieces and nephews.

   The family will receive friends from 6-8PM, Monday, November 4, 2019 at the Townson-Rose Funeral Home in Murphy. 

   Funeral services will be held at 2PM, Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at the Townson-Rose Funeral Home in Murphy. Pastor Patrick Garrett and Pastor Gerald Derreberry will officiate. Pallbearers will be Richard Dillard, Donald Panther, Claude Hughes, Ben Crisp, Brian Hughes and Tyler McDonald. Burial will follow in Mt. Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery.

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   Townson-Rose Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. 
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