Albert Clyde McDonald, Jr., 77, of Crossett, passed away on May 12, 2019, at home surrounded by family.
He was born on June 29, 1941, to his parents, the late Albert Clyde, Sr. and Zelma Alexander McDonald and was a lifelong resident of Crossett.
In 1960, he graduated from Crossett High School, earned his welding certification, and proudly served six years in the Army National Guard. He later began work at Georgia Pacific where he eventually retired as a millwright after 43 years.
Mr. McDonald was a former union shop steward. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, drag racing, woodworking, and telling stories. He loved his family dearly, especially his great-grandchildren and was happiest when bouncing them on his knees.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his infant sister, Katherine McDonald.
He is survived by his wife of nine years, Karen McDonald of Crossett; four children, Karen Gayle Robertson and husband, Glen, of Springhill, Tennessee, Janet Gwen Pack and husband, Ricky, and Kenneth Roy McDonald and wife, Donna, all of Crossett, and Georgiana Lee North and husband, Austin, of West Monroe, Louisiana; one sister, MaryAnn Davis and husband, Franklin, of Crossett; eight grandchildren, Hannah McDaniel, Russell Pack, Shaun and Josh Robertson, Abigail and Andrew McDonald, and Alexander and Amelia North; six great-grandchildren, Haleigh, Naomi, and Bethany McDaniel, Gunnar Pack, Nora Robertson, and Jonas Chambless.
Visitation will be Wednesday, May 15 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Medders Funeral Home, 1564 Hwy 52 W, Crossett.
A graveside service will be held Thursday, May 16, at 11 a.m. at Carlock Cemetery with Bro. Ricky Pack officiating. Honorary pallbearers are Richard Gilbert, Freddie Guin, Religh Cristy, Mike Law, Ovid Switzer, Jr., and Jack Edwards.