Scott McDonald (1920 - 2011)
Scott McDonald, 91, died peacefully at home Sunday, Aug. 14, 2011, surrounded by his family. Funeral: 1 p.m. Friday at McKinney Memorial Bible Church. Interment: Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Union Gospel Mission, Cook Children's Medical Center or a ministry of choice.
Scott was born March 22, 1920, at his family home on Adams Street. His widowed grandmother moved to Fort Worth after the Civil War and ran a boarding house at what is now Koslow Furs. Scott graduated from Central High School (now Paschal) and went on to earn a business degree in finance from the University of Texas, where he was a member of Phi Gamma Delta. He served in the Army during World War II and, when he received a medical discharge, delayed attending law school until the war was over in deference to those still fighting. In 1952, he earned his J.D. from SMU, where he was a member of the Law Review. He was married to Patricia Ann Powell on April 6, 1950, in Sulphur, Okla. They were joyfully married for 61 years. During law school he worked for McDonald and Co., the real estate firm founded by his father. Upon graduating from law school, he was elected to represent Tarrant County in the Texas Legislature and served three terms from 1955 to 1961. With Toy Crocker, he founded the law firm of Crocker and McDonald and practiced law until recently. He was a charter fellow of the Tarrant County Bar Association, member of River Crest Country Club and the Fort Worth Club. He was also a member of McKinney Bible Church and Primetimers Sunday School Class. He will be remembered as a man dedicated to his faith, family, friends and community. He derived the most joy from his best friend and wife, Patsy, lovingly known by her family as "Boppy," children and their spouses and his grandchildren, to whom he will always be an inspiration. He lived his life with dignity and a wonderful positive attitude, all of which earned him the respect and admiration of those around him. His wonderful sense of humor is epitomized by his license plate that read "EIEIO." He believed in service, whether it was serving in state government, reading to children in the hospital or serving meals at the Union Gospel Mission. We are blessed to be left with the standard of his character and the memory of his loyal, loving person. The family wishes to thank Dr. Robert Kelly, Odyssey, Home Instead and the staff at Trinity Terrace for their care and support. We also give special thanks to Emma Fisher, a loyal employee for over 20 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, Durward and Charlie Mae McDonald; brother, Durward; and sister, Elaine.
Survivors: Scott is survived by his devoted family, including his wife, Patsy; sons, Martin and wife, Nancy, and Matthew and wife, Alicia; daughter, Shannon Hennessey and husband, William; grandchildren, Coleman McDonald and wife, Kristen, Scott McDonald Jr. and wife, Dorothy, William, Walter, Andrew, Phillip and Matthew McDonald Jr., and Millicent, Lydia and William Hennessey; and great-grandson, Miles McDonald.
Published in Star-Telegram on August 17, 2011
Patricia Ann Powell McDonald
1924–2017 (m. 1950)
Sponsored by Ancestry