Carl William McDonald
Carl William McDonald
  • March 23, 1927 - March 15, 2014
  • Bessemer City, North Carolina

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Carl William McDonald, 86, passed away March 15, 2014 after a lengthy illness with his family by his side. Carl was born March 23, 1927 in Gaston County to the late Joe and Bertie Teague McDonald. Carl served in the Navy during WWII.

Carl is survived by his wife, Claire R. McDonald of Dallas, six children, Ricky McDonald Sr. (Shelby) of Kings Mt., Carl (Danny) McDonald (Rhonda) of Belmont, Diane Martin (Jerry) of Lincolnton, Sheila Yokeley (Bill) of Gastonia, Katrina Callahan (Ronnie) of Shelby, Kathy Costner (Dennis) of Bessemer City; 14 grandchildren, Todd Martin, Lisa Martin Torrance, Jeff Williams (Crystal), Paula Costner, Brent Callahan (Christina), Ty Barnes, Angel Cole (Wyatt), Heath Callahan, Michelle Williams, Ricky McDonald Jr. (Amanda) and Brock McDonald (Jeannine); 14 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild.

A celebration of his life will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 18 at Carothers Funeral Home in Gastonia. Burial will follow at Hollywood Cemetery in Gastonia. Rev. Scottie Cochran and Rev. Ronnie Callahan will preside.

The family will receive friends from 12:30-1:30 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice & Palliative Care of Lincoln County, 900 Donita Dr. Lincolnton, NC 28092

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Carothers Funeral Home, Gastonia is serving the McDonald family.