Arnold “Mac” L. McDonald Jr. – Obituary

Alton L. “Mac” McDonald Jr., 79, of Franklinton, passed away at his home on Tuesday, September 18, 2018.  He was born April 19, 1939 in Raleigh, a son of the late Alton L. McDonald Sr. and Dorothy (Morrison) McDonald.

 A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, September 24, 2018 in the Chapel of Bright Funeral Home, 405 S. Main St., Wake Forest, NC. 

Mac graduated from Broughton High School, and served in the U.S. Navy for four years. He worked in the pressroom for the News & Observer as a supervisor. He enjoyed NASCAR racing, hunting, fishing snow skiing, and riding his 4-wheeler with his son’s-in-law the mountains of West Virginia.

Mac is survived by his daughters:  Tamara Russell and husband Brett and Pam Brockway and husband Lee; his grandchildren:  Bailey and Blake Russell, and Emily and Mitchell Brockway; and the mother of his daughters Jackie McDonald; his sister Mickey Pleasants and husband Riley, and their families:  Lee Makepeace and her husband David Makepeace and their children Turner and Hannah, Kelley Pleasants and her husband Don Dietz. He is also survived by extended family members, Melody, Meagan and Carlton.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Transitions LifeCare 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607.