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Friday April 29th, 2022
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Safford Cemetery
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Bobby McDonald

Bobby Eugene McDonald, 88, of Safford, Arizona, joined his beloved Elsie Ann in Heaven on Sunday, April 24, 2022. Bobby was born April 27, 1933, in Crowell Texas, son of the late William Orbin and Willie Velma (Price) McDonald.

Bobby was a hard working man. He started working at a young age, picking cotton near Buckeye, Arizona. At 16 he got his chauffeurs license, his daddy had him driving a bus bringing workers to the cotton fields (memories Bobby loved to share).

He became an expert drywaller, moving often for work. He was a man who loved cars and was always on the go. He had an infectious laugh, loved telling a good joke and his smile lit up the room.  Bobby loved his family deeply and wore his heart on his sleeve.

He is survived by: daughter, Dianne McDonald; sons, Robert (Jacie) McDonald, Doug (Mignon) McDonald; 12 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; sister, Earlene "Sissy" (Don) Wilfong; brother, Hilton "Toad" (Bonnie) McDonald; nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. 

Predeceased by; wife, Elsie Ann (Adams) McDonald; son, Ronnie McDonald; mother, Willie Velma (Price) McDonald; father, William Orbin McDonald; sisters,   Vera Wooley, Geraldine (Kink) Briggs, Billie Dewberry, Christina (Jackie) Hatfield, Faye Bolduc; brother, Orbin Lee McDonald; grandchildren, aunts, uncles, cousins, friends. 

Family will receive friends Friday afternoon, April 29, 2022, from 2:30 p.m. until 3:00 p.m., at the Vining Funeral Home.

Funeral services for Bobby will be conducted Friday, April 29, 2022, at 3:00 p.m., at Vining Funeral Home's "Chapel of the Valley," by Pastor David Chapman of the River Community Church. Concluding graveside services will follow in the Safford Cemetery.

Reception Potluck to follow graveside service at Robert and Jacie’s home located at: 5751 S. Lebanon Loop Rd., Safford, AZ 85546.

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A candle was lit in memory of Bobby McDonald

Jymmy and Claudia Garcia May 2 2022 3:21 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Bobby McDonald

Shirley and Bill Ingram May 2 2022 10:26 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Bobby McDonald

TERRI BURKE Apr 30 2022 3:12 PM

I really loved my Uncle Bobby. He always had a smile and hug for me. I will miss him, but I know I will see him again, when we meet in Heaven.

Lorri O'Hanlon (Morrow) Apr 29 2022 10:28 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Bobby McDonald

Chris and Jessica McDonald Apr 27 2022 8:42 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Bobby McDonald

Jacie & Robert Apr 27 2022 7:34 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Bobby McDonald

Mark Perez Apr 27 2022 3:09 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Bobby McDonald

Natalie Ortiz-Ornelas Apr 27 2022 1:30 PM

I have so many fond memories of Bob and Elsie and feel so blesses that we always kept in touch.

Pat Ratliff Apr 27 2022 9:28 AM

Uncle Bob was more than just an uncle to me I loved him and Aunt Elsie like my own parents :( I will miss him so very much I will miss the phone calls and all the laughter we had he always would greet me with Hey LoRetta ! Heaven certainly gained a good one with him !!! Fly high Uncle Bob I love you LoRetta !!

Loretta Snidderley Apr 26 2022 6:46 PM

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