Robert “Red” McDonald entered this life on December 21, 1943, at Weleetka, Oklahoma, born to Joe and Mable (Bannon) McDonald, the eighth of their ten children. He went to his heavenly home on May 31, 2020, at the age of 76 years, in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Robert was a farmer/rancher nearly all his life and loved to hunt and fish. His greatest joy was taking Riley hunting at an early age and helping him get four deer that season, and he loved to take the girls fishing. He deeply loved his family. He always said that he and his brother Bennie were twins, just ten years apart. He married Brenda Mooney at Gerty on January 30, 2011.
Robert gave his heart to God around 1999 and followed with baptism. He loved the Gerty United Methodist Church where he served as an Elder, Sunday School superintendent, and Sunday School teacher, and loved to attend church until his health deteriorated. The last three years had been a struggle for him.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Mable McDonald; two sisters; one brother; and one grandson.
Survivors include his wife, Brenda, of the home; two sons, Bobby McDonald (Kim) of Sasakwa, and David McDonald of Holdenville; adopted daughter, Becky Goodson; three grandchildren, Riley, Cheyenne, and Harley; Kaity Rambo, who was like a granddaughter to him; two sisters, Modean and Neta; brothers Woodrow, Eddie, and Danny; three sisters-in-law, Mary Guinn, Jo Ann Baldwin, and Norma Burditt; many nieces and nephews, including Sharon and Rick, whom he loved as his own; other family members and many friends.
Graveside services were held and Robert was laid to rest at Non Cemetery, 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 3 rd , with Rev. Danny McDonald and Rev. Kurtis Stoll officiating. Pallbearers were Mike Foster, Les McDonald, Tate Green, Gary Guinn, John Ladner, Shane McDonald, and Riley McDonald. Honorary pallbearers were Tommy Orr, Jack Chapman, David Byrd, Bob Sherry, Bob Green, C. L. Thornton, Toby Ladner, and Rick Green.
Services were under direction of Fisher Funeral Home of Holdenville.