Mr. James Ralph McDonald, Jr. age 72, passed away Thursday July 5, 2018 at Atlanta Medical Center. He was born May 8, 1946 to Emma Lois Bowles McDonald and the late James Ralph McDonald, Sr.
Mr. McDonald is survived by his wife, Sandra;mother, Lois; sons, James (Donna) and Mark McDonald; step-sons, Ken (Robin) and Kelly (Krista) Bowen; adopted son, E. W. Newlin (Regina); mother, Lois Bowles McDonald; grandchildren, Nick (Michelle), Kaen and Sarah McDonald, Joey and Morgan Carter, Keveran McDonald, Shannon Brooks (fiancé Cody Neighbors), Cassie(Derek) Brookshire, Lauren(Conrad) LeComte, Dalton, Kenzie and Kennedy Bowen, Lea (Charles) and Ozzy Newlin; great-grandchildren Mallory Nobbley, Hunter Brooks, Trinity and Remington Brookshire, Rory and Robert LeComte, George McDonald, Allister Love, Katherine Newlin and Leena Miller. Surviving siblings are brothers, Billy and Danny McDonald and sister, Rebecca Bridges.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a brother, Tommy McDonald and a sister Debbie Bailey.
The family will receive friends at the McDonald home 6284 Hamilton Road, Pine Mountain, GA 31822 and at 602 Hill Street, LaGrange.
Visitation for Mr. McDonald will be at Higgins LaGrange Chapel, Saturday July 7, 2018 from 6-8 P.M. Services will be Sunday July 8, 2018, 2:00 P.M. at Oak Grove Congregational Christian Church, Rev. Mabry Collins officiating. Interment will follow in the Thompson Family Cemetery, Pine Mountain GA.