Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Grady Leo McDonald

Grady Leo McDonald,80, died Sunday, January 16, 2011 at Pine Crest Nursing Home in Hazlehurst. Visitation will be 5-8pm Wednesday, January 19, 2011 at Chancellor Funeral Home in Byram. Services will be 2pm Thursday in the funeral home chapel with a one hour visitation prior to the service. Interment will follow at Lakewood South.
Mr. McDonald was a native of Preston, MS, born August 4, 1930 to the late James Edgar McDonald and Lessie Donald McDonald. A longtime resident of Jackson, Mr. McDonald was retired as First Sergeant, serving in the Air Force, Army and National Guard for 36 years and also retired as Post Master from USPS. He was an umpire and referee for public and private school sports for over 40 years, a Mason and member of the Forest Hill Lodge and a past Worthy Patron for the Order of the Eastern Star. Mr. McDonald was also a member of Raymond Road Baptist Church.
He is preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Eudean McDonald. Survivors include his sons Michael (Dixie) McDonald of Clinton and Larry (Tina) McDonald of Greer, SC; daughter Angela (Steve) Foote′ of Crystal Springs; brother Linwood McDonald of Meridian; sisters Leddie Hill of Collinsville, Maxine Gandy of D’Iberville and Joyce Sullivan of Louisville; 17 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.