Harley McDonald

Obituary of Harley E McDonald

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Mr. Harley E. “Mac” McDonald, beloved husband of Jeanette D. McDonald for 38 years, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 29, 2022, at his residence after an illness. He was the son of the late Harley McDonald and Mary Elizabeth McDonald Keziah. Harley was born in Charlotte, North Carolina on August 21, 1940. He was preceded in death by his son, Gregory Scott McDonald; brother, Richard McDonald; and sister, Sandra M. Mullis. Harley proudly served in the United States Navy for five years mainly on submarines and went into the reserves serving the United States Air Force and United States Army. He worked for General Electric, Motorola, and EF&I through Norfolk Southern Railway for 50 years as Communications Engineer. He was an author, educator, and student of God’s word. He earned his graduate and B.A. degree in Theology from the Baptist Bible College in Springfield, MO and his Master of Theology and Doctor of Theology degrees from Slidell Baptist Seminary in Slidell, LA. He also holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree, Doctor of Religious Education for the American National College of Religious Arts, San Diego, CA. Harley served as Associate Pastor of Bible Baptist Church in Statesboro, GA, School Administrator and Principal of Bible Baptist Christian School. Harley also served as Professor and Academic Dean at Heritage Baptist College in Locust Grove, GA. Harley is survived by his wife, Jeanette D. McDonald; daughter, Tracie McDonald Leep (Tim) of Riverview, Florida; son, Timothy Paul McDonald of Statesboro, Georgia; Stepson, Leland C. Wise (Lori) of Statesboro, Georgia; six grandchildren, Ashtyn Leep Smith (Matt) of Boston, MA, Brelyn Leep of Riverview, FL, Zachary and Tysen McDonald of Statesboro, GA, Aniston McDonald of Statesboro, GA, and Tyler Wise of Brooklet, GA. Harley and his wife were active members of Lighthouse Baptist Church in Jackson, GA. A Celebration of Life for Mr. Harley McDonald will be held at Lighthouse Baptist Church on Thursday, June 2, 2022, at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Chad Gordon officiating. Friends may visit with the family one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will follow at Jackson City Cemetery, Jackson, GA. Those who wish may sign the online guest registry at www.sherrell-westburyfuneralhome.com. Sherrell-Westbury Funeral Home, 212 E. College Street, Jackson, GA, is serving the McDonald family.
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Thursday
2
June

Visitation

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Thursday, June 2, 2022
Lighthouse Baptist Church
104 Dub Walker Road
Jackson, Georgia, United States
Thursday
2
June

Celebration of Life

11:00 am
Thursday, June 2, 2022
Lighthouse Baptist Church
104 Dub Walker Road
Jackson, Georgia, United States

Interment

Jackson City Cemetery
485 W. College St.
Jackson, Georgia, United States
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