Weyman Texas “Mac” McDonald Jr., 71, of Oak Ridge, TN, beloved husband and best friend of Patricia (Jones) McDonald for 38 years, passed away peacefully surrounded by the love of his family he laughed with, lived for, and loved on August 12, 2017. He was predeceased by his father Weyman Texas McDonald Sr. and mother Mary Lightsey Bivens and his brother Carl Benjamin McDonald. Mac was born in Charleston, SC and he lived most of his early life on Sullivan’s Island, SC. He attended The Citadel and received a BS in Electrical Engineering in 1974. He previously enlisted in the United States Army in 1965 serving in Vietnam. He earned two Purple Hearts, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, and Sharpshooter Medal. He was honorably discharged in 1967 from active duty and transferred to the Army Reserve until 1971. Mac was a Mason and was a member of the Faith Lodge of Oak Ridge, TN. He was also a member of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry 32nd Degree and the Kerbela Shiners of Knoxville, TN. worked as a Professional Electrical Engineer in South Carolina, Georgia, Michigan, Louisiana, Texas, and Tennessee. He was a Christian and member of The United Methodist Church. He loved being with his family, building things, spending time with friends, and helping others. Above all, he loved spending time with his wife. Besides his wife Patricia, Mac is survived by his two sons David McDonald (Buffy) of Riceville, TN, and Weyman Texas McDonald III (Lauren) of Seekonk, MA and his daughter Heather Grubb (Jeff) of Oak Ridge, TN; and his grandchildren Keely, Jonah, Gretchen, Rhett, Landry, Ella, Hollins, and Weyman Duke; half-sisters Paula Miles (David) of Aiken, SC, Janice McDonald of Atlanta, GA, and Anna Boyce of Charlotte, NC. A memorial service will be held honoring Mac on Friday, August 18, 2017 with receiving of friends at Weatherford Mortuary (158 S Jefferson Circle, Oak Ridge, TN) at 1:00 p.m. a celebration of life will follow at 2:00 p.m. Burial will follow at Oak Ridge Memorial Park at 3:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, Mac requested that memorial contributions may be made to the Shriners Hospital, St. Jude’s, ASPCA, or UNICEF. An online may be signed at weatherfordmortuary.com.

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