Donnie Ray McDougald, 63, of Hermitage, died February 4, 2014 at V.A. Medical Center in Little Rock.

He was born October 24, 1950 in Warren and was the son of the late Thornton Thomas McDougald and Kate Oree Gates McDougald.

He was a retired welder, a Baptist and U.S. Navy Veteran of the Vietnam War, serving on the U.S.S. Oriskany.

Also preceding him in death were special caregivers Willie and Beatrice Clanton.

Survivors are his stepmother Iva McDougald of Hermitage; three brothers, Randy McDougald of Warren, Rusty McDougald of El Dorado, and Jerry Clanton of Ashdown; two sisters, Carolyn Huitt of Warren and Joye Curry of Hermitage; a special friend, Dewayne Hines; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation is February 7 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Frazer’s Funeral Home in Warren.