Thomas Edward McDonald passed away on February 17, 2021, at the age of 71. Tom was born to parents James David McDonald and Betty Jane Brown McDonald on November 15, 1949, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He graduated high school in Hawaii and loved to surf. He met his spouse Patricia Gail Webb in 1968 at Baptist Bible College in Springfield, Missouri, and they were married July 4, 1969, in El Reno, Oklahoma. Together they raised 3 children--David, Cheri, and Bryant--whom they loved very much. Throughout Tom's life, he was known for his quirky sense of humor, kind spirit, and love for his Savior, Jesus Christ. He served in the ministry through various ways for much of his life. He worked as a truck driver for 15 years. After retirement, he invested his time in his family and church family. His grandkids were his pride and joy. He battled macular degeneration, but he never let it slow him down. Even with his loss of vision, he continued with his hobby of photography and even went for an occasional drive with the grandkids while Pat was at work. Tom will be missed by all who knew him and loved him dearly.
Tom McDonald is preceded in death by his parents James and Betty McDonald, his brother Jim McDonald, and his granddaughter Emma McDonald. Tom is survived by his wife Pat McDonald of the home; children David McDonald of Del City, Cheri and husband Tom Kim of Moore, and Bryant and wife Lori McDonald of Yukon; 11 grandchildren; sister Patty DeFries of Owasso; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Tom's life will be remembered on Wednesday, February 24, 2021, at Ingram, Smith, and Turner Mortuary at 2:00 PM with Pastor Eric Johnson officiating. Internment will follow at El Reno Cemetery in El Reno, Oklahoma. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, February 23, 2021, from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Ingram, Smith, and Turner Mortuary.
The Cornerstone Baptist Church Facebook page will be live-streaming Tom's Celebration of Life Service on the church's Facebook page starting at 2 PM on Wednesday.
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