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Fentress Mortuary

1805 North A Street, Fort Smith, AR

OBITUARY

Danny McDonald

April 22, 1961September 12, 2020
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Daniel “Danny” McDonald, 59 of Alma, passed away Saturday September 12th 2020 in a local Hospital, he was surrounded by his two daughters and he was holding their hands as he woke up in paradise. He was born April 22, 1961 in Fort Smith to Arthur and Juanita McDonald. Danny was a long time employee of Bekaert Steel, having just completed his 35th year of service. He was loved by all who knew him, adored by his family and children everywhere, both as himself and in his many roles as Jolly Saint Nick. He was a son, husband, father, uncle, cousin, and friend. But out of all his roles, Granddad was by far his favorite. He is proceeded in death by his loving parents, a brother, Phillip McDonald, two brother-in-laws, David Almond and Kenny Hebert and a father-in-law, J.D. Almond. He is survived by his amazing wife of 38 years Karen McDonald, two daughters, Amanda McDonald-McFeeters, her husband Alex and their children, Anabeth, Jacob and Mercy. Sarah Efurd, her husband Madison and their children Bailey and Presley. Along with his two brothers, Gary McDonald and Clyde McDonald; two sisters, Priscilla Hebert and Tanya Young and all his unofficially adopted children and grandchildren. Public Viewing will be from 10:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M. Tuesday at Fentress Mortuary, 1805 N A St, Fort Smith AR 72901. Funeral Service will be held 11:00 A.M. Wednesday at Fentress Mortuary Chapel with the graveside committal service to follow at Cecil Cemetery. In lieu of Flowers please make donations to the Gideons International, P.O. Box 971, Fort Smith, AR 72902 or the Royce Martin Charity Fund at Bekaert Steel, 1881 Bekaert Drive, Van Buren, AR 72956.

  • FAMILY

  • Arthur Eugene McDonald, Loving Father (deceased)
  • Juanita Tidwell McDonald, Loving Mother (deceased)
  • Phillip McDonald, Brother (deceased)
  • David Almond, Brother-in-law (deceased)
  • Kenny Hebert, Brother-in-law (deceased)
  • J.D. Almond, Father-in-law
  • Karen Jean Almond McDonald, His Amazing Wife of 38 years
  • Amanda McDonald-McFeeters, Daughter
  • Alex McFeeters, Son-in-law
  • Anabeth, Granddaughter
  • Jacob, Grandson
  • Mercy, Granddaughter
  • Sarah Efurd, Daughter
  • Madison Efurd, Son-in-law
  • Bailey, Granddaughter
  • Presley, Granddaughter
  • Gary McDonald, Brother
  • Clyde McDonald, Brother
  • Priscilla Hebert, Sister
  • Tanya Young, Sister
  • Danny is also survived by all his unofficially adopted children and grandchildren.

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  • PALLBEARERS

  • Madison Efurd
  • Alex McFeeters
  • Berry Mull
  • Randy McClaren, Sr.
  • Danny Ross
  • Lowell Efurd
  • All Beakaert Employees, Honorary
  • DONATIONS

  • Gideons International
  • Royce Martin Charity Fund at Bekaert Steel

Services

  • Public Viewing

    Tuesday, September 15, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Memories

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mike and Lisa Claytor

September 15, 2020

This man was such a large part of the family we came to know and consider our own family when we were so far from our own. He had such a pleasant personality.
He will be missed.

Sabrina Ross

September 15, 2020

I'm gonna miss the onry ole stinker! He loved to tease! Always made ya laugh and had the kindest, biggest heart. He always said he wanted me to stand on an X he painted on our church parking lot so he could run over me! He'd love to pull a joke on ya but would do anything in the world for you. Love ya buddy see ya soon!

Jaquetta Newton

September 15, 2020

We are so sorry for your loss , had a lot of good times with Danny and Karen as neighbors and church. Precious family. Love and Prayers for all

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