Jackie R. McDonald

Born: Tue., Feb. 21, 1939
Died: Sat., Jun. 5, 2021


10:00 AM to 11:30 AM, Thu., Jun. 10, 2021
Location: Niebur Funeral Chapel

Funeral Service

11:30 AM Thu., Jun. 10, 2021
Location: Niebur Funeral Chapel

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Jackie Ray McDonald, Sr., age 82, of Hull, IL passed away on Saturday, June 5, 2021 at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, IL.  He was born on February 21, 1939 in Barry, IL, the son of Hurshel and Edith McDonald Wyatt.  He married Gloria Kroeger on January 22, 1969 in Calhoun County, and she survives.

Jack attended school in Barry, later joining the United States Army in 1960 and was honorably discharged. He went on to farm for a period of time before becoming a truck driver in 1964 and retiring in 1998.  Jack enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, and mowing.  He liked reading his bible, spending time at the river, and dancing.  He was a family man and loved playing cards with them, always making things fun and playing by his rules.  Jack was a Christian and a member of the El Dara Christian Church.  He will be missed for his big heart and never knowing a stranger,

He is survived by his loving wife, Gloria McDonald of Hull, IL; three sons, Stanley Gengenbacher of Pleasant Hill, IL, Gary Gengenbacher of Pleasant Hill, IL, and Jackie (Brittany) McDonald, Jr. of Bardstown, KY; four daughters, Gayle Harrison of Hull, IL, Rita McDonald of Kinderhook, IL, Edith (Paul) Turner of Baylis, IL, and Theresa (Allan Harshman) Forshey of New Salem, IL; twenty-one grandchildren, Amanda Baucom, Peter Diaz, Alisha McAllister, Suzanne Diaz, Matthew Diaz, Derek Diaz, Ryan Diaz, Amber Fryer, Andrew McDonald, Philip Armistead, Katelyn Forshey, Kurtis Forshey, Kimberly Little, Logan McDonald, Parker McDonald, Allison Harrison, David ‘Bub’ Harrison, Erika Gengenbacher, Maya Gengenbacher, Michael Ferguson, and Marika Willet; numerous great grandchildren and great great grandchildren; brother, Melvin Wayne (Joann) Wyatt of MO; sisters, Martha Couch of Louisiana, MO, Janet (Willard) Lynch of Kinderhook, IL, Vicky (Stuart) Hart of Kinderhook, IL, and Brenda Davie of Quincy, IL; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Hurshel and Edith Wyatt; sons, Vernon McDonald, Philip Gengenbacher, and Tom Gengenbacher; grandson, Aaron Turner; brother, Roger Wyatt; and brother-in-law, Richard Couch.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, June 10, 2021 at 11:30 AM at Niebur Funeral Chapel in Barry.  Interment will follow at Samuel Taylor Cemetery.  Visitation will be held prior to the service on Thursday from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to be made to the family c/o Gloria McDonald.  Online condolences may be left to the family at www.nieburfh.com.  Niebur Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

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