The general manager for Priority One Air Solutions LLC in Tampa, Fla., and a resident of Tampa, he died Monday, July 27, 2009. He was 31 and a native of Rosedale. Visiting at Resthaven Funeral Home on Saturday, Aug. 1, from 10 a.m. until religious service at 2 p.m. Interment in Resthaven Gardens of Memory. Survived by a son, Charles E. "Taz" McDonald III, age 6; mother and stepfather, Charmaine B. and Gordon "Butch" Golsan; father, Charles "Charlie" McDonald Sr.; grandmother, Marjorie McDonald; two sisters, Gina Benedict and husband Jamie, and Laurie Murray; a brother, Dillon McDonald; godchildren, Cameron Benedict, Trenton Walden and Adam Layton; a niece, Brooke Wilkes; four nephews, Cameron, Courtland and Clay Benedict and Brandon Murray; best friend and mentor, Don Ward; and his beloved office staff. Preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Julius and Ina Del "MeMe" Bush; paternal grandfather, George W. McDonald; paternal grandmother, Shirley "The Nan" Golsan; and two uncles, George McDonald Jr. and Michael McDonald Sr. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or St. Jude Children's Miracle Network.
Published in TheAdvocate.com from July 30 to Aug. 1, 2009