Tommy Hiram McDonald, age 84, of Molino, Florida, went home to be with Jesus on Sunday, March 3, 2013. He was born August 20, 1928, in Muscogee, Florida. He was employed by St. Regis Paper Company where he served as plant superintendent. Mr. McDonald was a successful businessman, owning several local businesses, including McDonald Oil Company, McDonald Farmers Supply, and McDonald Tire Center. He was the Livestock Officer for the Escambia County Sheriff's Department for several years and a member of the Escambia County Sheriff's Posse.
He leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife of nearly 64 years, Vermel McDonald; son, Gary McDonald, Sr. of Molino, FL; daughter, Felicia Shields and husband, Jeremy, of Starks, LA, and daughter, Karen Ward and husband, Steve, of Molino, FL; five grandchildren, Rhesa Robinson, Gary McDonald, Jr. of Baton Rouge, LA, Hannah Shields and Tamara Shields of Starks, LA, and Emily Ward of Molino, FL; three great grandchildren, Haley Robinson, Haden Robinson, and Gavin McDonald of Baton Rouge, LA.
He loved God, his family, and his church, Atmore Apostolic Church which he faithfully attended. Mr. McDonald enjoyed his horses, cattle, and farm. He never met a stranger and found the good in everyone. He was a practical joker and loved to make people laugh. He was a hardworking, loving, generous man that will be greatly missed.
Visitation will be Wednesday, March 6, 2013, 5;00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Faith Chapel North, 1000 Hwy 29, Cantonment, FL.
The funeral service will be held Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. at Calvary Apostolic Tabernacle, 2886 Chance Rd, Molino, FL with Pastor Steve Ward and Rev. Jeremy Shields officiating. Interment will follow at United Pentecostal Church Cemetery, Molino, FL.
Active Pallbearers: Tim Neihman, Louie Kemp, Raymond Stokes, Kenny Albritton, Gary McDonald, Jr., and Ben Robinson
Honorary Pallbearers: Larry Pittman, Gene Ward, & Hunter Richardson.
FAITH CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME NORTH, 1000 Hwy 29S, Cantonment, FL, is in charge of arrangements. You may express your condolences online at www.fcfhs.com
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