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Royce E. McDonald

Royce E. McDonald, 77 years old, of Bloomsdale, MO, died Friday, May 13, 2022 in Festus, MO.

He was born May 16, 1944 in Quanah, TX and was married to Carol (Johnson) McDonald on April 24, 1975.

He was survived by Wife, Carol McDonald of Bloomsdale, MO; Daughter, Shawna (Michael) Womack of Festus, MO; Three Sons, Dwayne (Christy) McDonald of Canton, TX, Michael (Erin) McDonald of Friendswood, TX, Allen (Erica) McDonald of Dallas, TX; Daughter-in-law, Angie McDonald of Salt Lake City, UT; Two Sisters, Nancy Davis of Dallas, TX, Yvonne (Tommy) Hancock of Eustace, TX; Brother, Wesley (Donna) Collins of Seven Points, TX; 25 Grandchildren, 14 Great Grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by Two Sons, Charles McDonald, Steven  McDonald; Father, Thomas E. McDonald; Mother, Betty F. (Murphy) Boswell; Brother, Mitchell McDonald.

Visitation will be at Basler Funeral Home in Sainte Genevieve, MO on Sunday, May 22, 2022 from 11:00 am till 2:00 pm.

Service will be at Basler Funeral Home on Sunday, May 22, 2022 at 2:00 pm with full military services performed by VFW Post 2210. The clergy will be Samantha Savat.

Memorials can be made to Friends of Kids with Cancer.

He was a member of Brick Layers and Allied Craftsmen Local 15.  Royce “Pop” McDonald was a fun-loving husband, brother, father, papaw, friend, and above all else a provider.  He started working as a hod carrier at the age of 12 and after a short stint in the US Army as a mechanic, he returned to the trade working his way to brick mason.  His craft led him across the United States for the next 45 years as he honed his skills and built many lasting friendships with the folks he met along the way.  Although he lived his last years in Missouri, he was born and lived most of his life in Texas – Royce was a Texan through-and-through!   

Royce was a hard worker, but he also loved to have a good time.  He was the most lovable, caring man who could see the good in everyone and never met a stranger.  He was a lover of music and never shied away from the dance floor, whether it be in a dance hall or the middle of the living room.  He took great pleasure in watching his grandchildren grow, excel in sports, and tear up the race track; you couldn’t miss him in the stands wearing his Australian outback hat and Wrangler

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