After courageously battling Cushing's disease for 18 months, Charles E McDonald Jr left us to be with our Heavenly Father on June 13, 2021.
Charlie was born in Lubbock, Texas to the late Charles E. McDonald Sr. and Arlene Patterson McDonald on December 1, 1951. He was raised in Houston, Texas and graduated from Westbury High School. He attended the University of Houston where he earned a BBA and became a lifelong Cougar fan.
Charlie loved the Lord and modeled his faith through his unconditional generosity and kindness. He was a proud father, grandfather, and devoted husband. He loved his career, watching sports, playing Goofy Golf with his family, and Canasta with his friends.
Charlie loved the city of Houston and lived within the same 3-mile radius for 68 years of his life. He spent his childhood years surfing the Galveston beaches, drawing and painting, and listening to local garage bands. After graduating from U of H, he became a CPA and his business travels took him to an extended stay in Iran. Upon returning to Houston, Charlie met the love of his life Nancy Shey of San Antonio, Texas and they were married in 1980. Charlie served 20 years as the Vice President of The Methodist Hospital in Houston. After which he became a consultant and then worked for Harris County. During this time, he and Nancy were blessed with three beautiful children.
Charlie and Nancy recently built the home of their dreams, trading the hustle and bustle of Houston for the peaceful tranquility of Bastrop. They moved in December 2020, and although Charlie spent most of that time in the hospital in Austin. The few times he was at home, he was able to enjoy the tranquil life of the birds and deer and feel the quiet presence of God. A true final gift. For us all, his spirit will always be felt when we visit. Thank you God for a life well lived.
Charles is survived by his wife, Nancy Shey McDonald; eldest daughter, Elaine and her husband James Petralli; daughter, Lindsey and her husband Daniel McKinney; and son Andrew and his wife Annie. The pride of his life, grandchildren, June Petralli, Sam Petralli, Georgia McDonald and one on the way “Baby Girl” McKinney; sister, Janice Hall and her husband Charlie, and nephew Stephen Clarke.
Visitation will be held on Friday June 18, 2021 from the chapel of Marrs-Jones-Newby Funeral Home. Services will be held in Bastrop, Texas Friday June 18, 2021 at Marrs-Jones-Newby funeral home. In lieu of flowers, we encourage you to donate to the Cushing Support & Research Foundation. Address: 60 Robbins Rd #12, Plymouth, MA 02360 USAWebsite: http://www.csrf.net
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