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Jesse McDonald

January 11, 1943 September 4, 2019
Jesse McDonald
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On Wednesday, September 4, 2019, Jesse McDonald, loving father of two sons, passed away at the age of 76.
Jesse was born January 11, 1943 in Paulding, Mississippi to Ines McDonald-Stevens. He graduated from Shirley Owens High School in 1962, and then went on to proudly serve his country in the United States Army from 1963 to 1966, from which he was honorably discharged. He moved to Oak Ridge in 1968, where he worked as an electrical maintenance supervisor at Y-12 for over forty years, until his retirement in 2008.
Jesse’s never met anyone he hasn’t known his whole life. He was known to strike up conversation with anybody. The first thing he’d ask someone is where they’re from. He enjoyed learning about the people he interacted with. Jesse was most known for and will always be remembered as being a devoted and providing father who raised his two sons as a single parent.
Jesse was preceded in death by his mother, Ines, and his brother, Robert. He leaves to mourn his passing two sons, Jason and wife, Erin McDonald, and Jeremy McDonald. He is also survived by two grandsons, Jason McDonald Jr. and Marcus McDonald; his siblings Geraldine, Jerry L, (D), Willie A, Willie L, Loretta, Nora, several step siblings; the mother of his sons, Gale Brooks McDonald; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends including special friend, Donna Moss..
Jesse’s celebration services are as follows:
Receiving of friends and family will be held at Weatherford Mortuary 158 S. Jefferson Cr., Oak Ridge, TN 37830, on Friday, September 13th, from 5:00pm – 7:00pm. A graveside service will be held the following morning at Oak Ridge Memorial Park, 1501 Bethel Valley Rd., Oak Ridge, TN 37830, Saturday, September 14th.
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5:00 AM 9/13/2019 5:00:00 AM - 7:00 PM 9/13/2019 7:00:00 PM
Weatherford Mortuary

158 South Jefferson Circle
Oak Ridge, TN 37830

Weatherford Mortuary
158 South Jefferson Circle Oak Ridge 37830 TN
United States

Graveside Service




10:00 AM 9/14/2019 10:00:00 AM
Oak Ridge Memorial Park

1501 Bethel Valley Road
Oak Ridge, TN 37830

Meet at the cemetery in the Garden of Time.

Oak Ridge Memorial Park
1501 Bethel Valley Road Oak Ridge 37830 TN
United States

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