McDonald, John Arthur John Arthur McDonald was born January 29, 1935 at Baylor Hospital in Dallas, TX to Orison Fleming McDonald and Gladys Larsen McDonald and died June 23, 2013 in Dallas. He grew up in Lakewood with adventures around White Rock Lake, camping out, playing in the spillway with his brother and friends and riding his motor scooter with his dog Spot. John spent exciting days both as camper and counselor at UTE Trail Boy's Ranch at Lake City, CO. He ran track, boxed Golden Gloves, water-skied lakes and canoed the rivers of Texas. John loved coaching for the Dallas Soccer League for 7 1/2 years where he was known as 'Mr. Mac'. John graduated from High School in Wichita Falls, TX and the University of Texas (Austin) with a BBA. He was a member of the Phi Kappa Sigma Fraternity. John married his college sweetheart Patsy Akers McDonald. A stockbroker for 50 years, John retired at age 75 as Senior Financial Associate with RBC Wealth Management. A 7th generation Texan, John was a proud member of the following societies: Sons of the Republic of Texas, Sons of the National Society of the American Revolution and Sons of Confederate Veterans. Preceded in death by his parents and sister, Marie McDonald, John is survived by his wife, Patsy Akers McDonald; daughter, Cheryl McDonald Woodul (David) of Dallas, TX; son, John Arthur McDonald, Jr. (Myra Snell) of Napa, CA; grandsons, Kyle Woodul and Jonathan Woodul; sister-in-law, LaLita Akers Taylor; and cousin, Judy Carter, all of Dallas. He is also survived by his brother, Mack McDonald (Ruby) of Wichita Falls and many loved nieces and nephews. A celebration of John's life will be at 2:00PM, July 8, 2013 at Westminster Presbyterian Church. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes memorials be made to Westminster Presbyterian Church, 8200 Devonshire Drive, Dallas, TX 75209 or to the
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Published in Dallas Morning News on July 7, 2013