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Bryant Eugene McDonald

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Bryant Eugene McDonald, 94, of Rockwall, Texas, passed away on September 5, 2020. Bryant was born to Columbus Perry McDonald and Daisy Belle (Bryant) McDonald, on November 14, 1925, in Vernon, Texas.

Bryant was a 33-year resident of Rockwall, and a devout member of Transformation Anglican Church in Rockwall, Texas. He served in the United States Army Air Corps as a Waist Gunner on a B-24 Liberator Bomber from 1943-1944. Bryant met and married the love of his life, Mrs. Alice Louise (Johnson) McDonald in 1950. They met at University Christian Fellowship at the University of Texas, where he was an economics major and marched in the Long Horn Band with his brother Neal, both of whom played clarinet. Bryant taught 6th grade, was an elementary school principal, an intermediate school principal, and ended his career as Executive Director of Secondary Schools in Pasadena, Texas. Church was central to his life. He and his wife, Alice, held a Bible Study in their home for decades. He loved to sing and was active in church choir until late in life. He was a car enthusiast and made and flew model airplanes with his brother Neal into their 80’s.

Bryant is survived by his loving wife of 70 years, Alice Louise McDonald; daughters: Janet Fuller and husband Lonny, and Susan Vaughn and husband Randy; grandchildren: Isaac Fuller and wife Mandy, Elizabeth Sampson, Landon Vaughn, and Victoria Vaughn; brother: Neal McDonald and wife Jerrye; sister: Carole Ann Perry; and nieces: Jennifer Walton and husband Scott, Helen Sink and husband Charlie, Laura Minor and husband Johnny, and Rebecca Johnson and husband Dale. He is preceded in death by his parents; and nephew: Michael McDonald.

Graveside services are to be privately held at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery , with Father Bob Hackendorff officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Bryant’s name to the Alzheimer Association at

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