Jimmie W. Donald
November 3, 1939 – October 11, 2019
Jimmie William Donald, 79, passed away peacefully Friday, Oct. 11, 2019 in his home in Fort Smith, Arkansas. He was born Nov. 3, 1939 in Shawnee, Oklahoma to Oscar and Charlotte Donald. Jimmie retired from the U. S. Army after 24 years which included one tour in Vietnam.
During his years of duty, he especially enjoyed his time stationed in Okinawa and Germany. He was a member of the marksmanship team in Fort Hood and won several medals for his prowess on the range. He came back to Fort Smith where he had graduated High School in 1958. He founded Triple R Mfg. in 1989, manufacturing parts for the RV industry. In 1994 he purchased the O. W. Donald Co. bringing it back into the Donald family. He had a penchant for invention that lead to many products that have been a part of the RV industry for decades. He enjoyed golf, video games, and projects around the house.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Oscar and Charlotte Donald; and his sister, Anne Muffley.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Margaret Donald; three sons, Robert Donald, Richard Donald, Roger Donald and his wife Judy; and two grandchildren, Zachary Donald and Taylor Donald.
The family will greet friends beginning at 6:30, prior to the rosary, which begins at 7pm Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at Edwards Funeral Home Chapel and a Memorial Mass will be 11am Thursday, October 17, 2019 at St. Boniface Catholic Church. Full U.S. Army Honors will be rendered at the U.S. National Cemetery in Fort Smith following Mass. Services are under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home.
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- Memorial Rosary Wednesday, October 16, 2019
- Memorial Mass Thursday, October 17, 2019
- U.S. Army Honors Thursday, October 17, 2019