OBITUARY

Ronald McDonald

April 13, 1948October 20, 2018
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Ronald McDonald, 70 of Ft. Smith passed away Saturday, October 20, 2018. He was born April 13, 1948 in Fort Smith to the late Vernon McDonald and Juanita Keck. He was the office manager for M & M Auto Sales and of the Baptist faith. He was a dedicated, good and loving husband, beloved uncle and friend to many. He was an old hippie, with his crown of flowing, golden, sunlit locks of hair and his emerald eyes that drew you in, revealing his generous soul within. He was fortunate enough to have attended Woodstock and would gladly share these stories to anyone willing to listen. He loved to do tie-dye shirts in his spare time and often gifted his work to many of his customers from the car lot. He also loved to go fishing as time allowed. He was a devout Dallas Cowboys fan as well as the Beatles. He was an advocate for the well-being and care of animals. He had a heart of gold, an unapologetically genuine human being and made a positive impression on all that knew him. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers, Jodie McDonald and Jerry Morris.

A Celebration of Ronald’s life will be held at 1:00 PM Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at Fentress Mortuary Chapel in Ft. Smith.

Ronald is survived by his beloved wife Joanie, his step-daughter Suzette Craig of Ft. Smith, his step-son Chuck Craig of Memphis, TN, his favorite nephew, Steven McDonald of Ft. Smith and his great-nephew Michael McDonald also of Ft. Smith as well as many other nieces and nephews. He is also survived by three sisters; Carolyn Stewart, Kathy Davidson, Janet Griffith all of Muskogee, OK, four brothers; David McDonald of Jacksonville, FL, Tommy Morris of Wichita, KS, Jimmy Morris and Paul Morris both of Muskogee, OK. Ronald is also survived by his fur babies; Blackie, Tigger Marie, and Sweetie. Ronald would want to remind you of something about his life; “It’s a McDonald thing, you wouldn’t understand”.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society Northwest Arkansas Office 5434 Walsh Ln, Ste 100 Rogers, Arkansas 72758 or on line at http://www.cancer.org/ or to the Ronald McDonald House RMHC of Arkoma, Inc. 1333 Arapaho Avenue, Suite C Springdale, AR 72764 or online at https://www.rmhc.org/

Services

  • Celebration of Life Wednesday, October 24, 2018
REMEMBERING

Ronald McDonald

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Elton Benton Sr

October 22, 2018

Ronald, I’m sad to say goodbye to you from this life. But I am happy you are free from all form of pain. And surely, you must be in a beautiful place of rest and peace!
I will always have fond memories of you; friendly, kind and fun loving. You were definitely a good friend I will miss greatly!
Rest In Peace my friend!!!

Devola Barton

October 22, 2018

So sorry. Ron was a really nice guy. He was always very respectful when we would go to the car lot. From what I knew of him he was just a all around nice person.





Mike Mason

October 21, 2018

Ronald loved kids he would always have a toy or a popsicle when a child visited the car lot ! He made sure my grandkids always had a Easter basket or chocolate and remembered my birthday always, he was a true friend and took care of me and mine like a brother! I know that Ronald is now in heaven revisiting his loved ones he has missed and has not seen for years cutting up and having fun with them !!!! Ronald you have made a permanent good difference in my life with your deeds and love for people, I will see you again in heaven !!! You are greatly missed thank you for all you have done! Much love always!!!

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Biography

Ronald McDonald, 70 of Ft. Smith passed away Saturday, October 20, 2018. He was born April 13, 1948 in Fort Smith to the late Vernon McDonald and Juanita Keck. He was the office manager for M & M Auto Sales and of the Baptist faith. He was a dedicated, good and loving husband, beloved uncle and friend to many. He was an old hippie, with his crown of flowing, golden, sunlit locks of hair and his emerald eyes that drew you in, revealing his generous soul within. He was fortunate enough to have attended Woodstock and would gladly share these stories to anyone willing to listen. He loved to do tie-dye shirts in his spare time and often gifted his work to many of his customers from the car lot. He also loved to go fishing as time allowed. He was a devout Dallas Cowboys fan as well as the Beatles. He was an advocate for the well-being and care of animals. He had a heart of gold, an unapologetically genuine human being and made a positive impression on all that knew him. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers, Jodie McDonald and Jerry Morris.

A Celebration of Ronald’s life will be held at 1:00 PM Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at Fentress Mortuary Chapel in Ft. Smith.

Ronald is survived by his beloved wife Joanie, his step-daughter Suzette Craig of Ft. Smith, his step-son Chuck Craig of Memphis, TN, his favorite nephew, Steven McDonald of Ft. Smith and his great-nephew Michael McDonald also of Ft. Smith as well as many other nieces and nephews. He is also survived by three sisters; Carolyn Stewart, Kathy Davidson, Janet Griffith all of Muskogee, OK, four brothers; David McDonald of Jacksonville, FL, Tommy Morris of Wichita, KS, Jimmy Morris and Paul Morris both of Muskogee, OK. Ronald is also survived by his fur babies; Blackie, Tigger Marie, and Sweetie. Ronald would want to remind you of something about his life; “It’s a McDonald thing, you wouldn’t understand”.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society Northwest Arkansas Office
5434 Walsh Ln, Ste 100 Rogers, Arkansas 72758 or on line at http://www.cancer.org/
or to the Ronald McDonald House RMHC of Arkoma, Inc. 1333 Arapaho Avenue, Suite C
Springdale, AR 72764 or online at https://www.rmhc.org/