Douglas B. McDonald, Sr.
"I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith"~ II Timothy 4:7
BLANCHARD, LA- Douglas Bickham McDonald, age 90, was called home to Glory to be with his Lord and Savior on January 17, 2014. Services will be held on Tuesday, January 21, 2014, at 10:00 a.m., at Rose-Neath's Southside Chapel. Officiating will be Rev. Crawford Williams and Dr. William Crosby. Interment will follow at Blanchard Cemetery in Blanchard, Louisiana. Visitation will be on Monday, January 20, 2014, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.
Douglas was born on August 27, 1923, in Shreveport, Louisiana to John T. McDonald and Vollie Bickham McDonald. He was raised in Blanchard and lived in Shreveport for forty years before moving back to Blanchard in 1985. Douglas was a longtime member and deacon at Ingleside Baptist Church. At the time of his death, he was a member of Kingston Road Baptist Church. He was a loving and caring husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, devoted to his family and faithful to his many friends.
Douglas joined the Army
Air Force in January 1943. After training as an aircraft engine mechanic, he proudly served in the European Theatre of Operation during WWII
. He was truly a living example of the "Greatest Generation". He was an employee of Arkla Gas Company for forty-three years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife of sixty-five years, Juanita Solomon McDonald, a granddaughter, Melissa McDonald, a great-grandson, Dalton McDonald.
Douglas is survived by his seven children: Doug McDonald, Jr. and wife Linda; Steve McDonald and wife Beth; Rex McDonald and wife Brenda; Martha Snead and husband Stanley, Mary Sciretti and husband Mike; Dan McDonald and wife Debra; and Anita McDonald Rivers. He is also survived by ten grandchildren: Brad McDonald and wife Lori; Todd McDonald; Randy McDonald and wife Suzanne; Angela Snead; Pepper McDonald Tew and husband Billy; Christopher Snead, MD and wife Eneal; Amy McDonald Steed and husband Charles; Dr. Michael Sciretti, Jr. and wife Rachel; Danna McDonald and Dustin McDonald. His nineteen great-grandchildren will fondly remember their PapPaw McDonald. They are: Cody and Brady McDonald; Seth, Zachary, and Samuel Steed; Brianne McDonald; Victoria Schichner, Abigail and William Tew; Ciara, Savanna, and John-Michael Head; Parker, Patrick, and Eva Snead; Anastasia and Zoe Sciretti; Destiny McDonald and Amber Wilson. Left to cherish sweet memories are two cousins, Jim Peck and wife, Cathy, and Gerry McCarty; and a brother-in-law Harry Solomon and wife, Bonnie.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Kingston Road Baptist Church (for mission work), 8900 Kingston Road, Shreveport, LA 71118, or Camp Bethany, P.O.Box 250, Bethany LA. 71007.
"Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints." Psalms 116:15.