George Henry McDonald III, 74, of Kingston, passed away Friday, March 14, 2014, in Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge, surrounded by his family.
His family was part Delaware and Moravian Indian who migrated here to the United States from Ontario, Canada. He was born Feb. 3, 1940, in Detroit and was the first one of his family to be born in the United States. He lived most of his younger years in Mansfield, Ohio, joining the United States Army
in 1960, where he served his country proudly. He married the love of his life in 1965, working 10 years at Mansfield Rubber and Tire before moving to Tennessee. He hired on at Union Carbide in 1976 and worked at both the K-25 and Y-12 plants as an outside machinist for 29 years. He was a member of the Machinist Local Union 480 in Oak Ridge. He was an avid hunter of arrowheads and loved the outdoors, fishing on the river and working in his workshop, but his main pleasure was spending time with his grandchildren, whom he loved very much. He was preceded in death by his mother, Evelyn Elliott; stepfather, Harold Elliott; sister, Mary McDonald; and brothers, Robert McDonald and William "Bill" McDonald.
Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Toby Mabry McDonald, Kingston; daughter and son-in-law, Pamela and Darryl Moore, Kingston; son and daughter-in-law, Douglas and Melissa McDonald, Jonesville, Va.; grandchildren, Travis Moore and wife Christina, Dustin "Clint" Moore and Haylee, Katie McDonald and Keaton McDonald; great-granddaughter, Caylen Moore; brother, Gary "Skip" McDonald and wife Connie, Mansfield, Ohio; sister and brother-in-law, Jeanette Hollenhead and husband Sam, Mathis, Miss.; sisters-in-law, Rosie Bender and husband Darrell, Mansfield, Betty Turner, Lexington, Ky., and June McDaniel, Olive Hill, Ky.; brother-in-law, Gene Mabry, Mansfield; special friend, Benny Williams, Solway; a host of extended family and friends.
The family received friends from noon to 2 p.m. Monday, March 17, in Fraker Funeral Home, Kingston, with a celebration of his life immediately following the visitation, with Rev. Keith Knight officiating. Graveside service followed at Bradbury Cemetery with full military honors being conducted by the Roane County Military Memorial Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to either the
or the Leukemia Foundation. An online register book can be signed at www.FrakerFuneralHome.net