Beryl Leeman McDonald, 92, of Ardmore, Okla., passed away on October 10, 2020 at his residence. He was born on October 24, 1927 in Texhoma, Texas to the late Carl and Tressie McDonald.
Beryl attended grade school in Madill, Okla. and met his first wife, Joyce on the square in front of the old movie theater. They were married on June 25, 1949 and spent the next 53 years deeply in love before Joyce passed away in 2002. Beryl married his second wife Maggie Greenway on March 13, 2003 and they spent 15 years together before Maggie’s passing.
He was a hard-working man and spent most of his life as a mechanic, working for Ardmore Public Schools and later Dickson Public Schools before his retirement. He spent some time teaching transmission repair at the vo-tech in Ardmore.
In his free time, Beryl enjoyed raising cattle and growing enormous gardens. He especially prided himself on his watermelon patch. His kids and grandkids spent many hours shelling peas and shucking corn under the shade tree. He was a devout member of the Oakview Baptist Church where he served as a deacon for many years.
He is survived by his son Kenneth and wife Linda McDonald of Ardmore, Okla., daughter Joyce Fullingim of Ardmore, Okla., his grandchildren Jana and Danny Lee of Lone Grove, Okla, Jeana and John Garcia of Kingston, Ola. Jan and Craig Williams of Edmond, Okla., James and Jennifer Fullingim of Madill, Okla., as well as ten great grandchildren and eleven great great grandchildren.
Beryl was preceded in death by his parents, two wives, two brothers, Earl and Sherl McDonald, and one sister Theda Webb.
The family wishes to give a special thanks to his personal caregivers; Starr Moore, Angeli Ivey, and Nicole Petersen.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Cross Timbers Hospice.
Visitation was held Tuesday Oct. 13, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Watts Funeral Home in Madill, Okla.
Graveside services were Wednesday, Oct. 14 at 10:00 a.m. at the McMillan Cemetery. Services were under the direction of Watts Funeral Home in Madill, Okla. Condolences may be sent to wattsfuneralhome.com.
Honorary Bearer were Justin O’Shields, Kenneth O’Shields, Ethan Davis, Derek Parker, John Cooper, and Kaleb Foster.