The funeral service will be conducted at 12:00 Noon, Saturday, January 3, 2015 at Antioch Baptist Church, Georgia Highway 26 West, Oglethorpe, Georgia. The Reverend Dr. George Porter, pastor, will officiate. Interment will follow in the Champ Waters Cemetery, 191 Twin Church Road, Montezuma, Georgia.
Robert was born May 3, 1949 to the late Lavern Brown in Oglethorpe, Macon County, Georgia. Robert was preceded in death by two siblings, Thelma Brown Henderson and William Brown, Jr. Robert was educated in the public school system of Macon County. He enlisted into the United States Army and after three years of dedicated services, he was honorably discharged. The flag that drapes his casket is given by a grateful nation for the services rendered to his country.
“Train,” as he was affectionately called by loved ones and friends, was employed with Pine Timber, Inc. of Oglethorpe, Georgia for over thirty years as a truck driver.
In 1970, he was united in holy matrimony to the former Lunell Hannor, and to this union they were blessed with three children. He was blessed to be the father of seven wonderful and loving children. One son, Ronnie McDonald, preceded him in death. All his children loved him dearly and that love was reciprocated by him.
Realizing that Jesus was his one and only Savior, he joined the Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, under the leadership of Reverend Dr. George Porter.
Survivors are a beloved wife of forty-four years, Lunell H. McDonald, Oglethorpe, Georgia; his children, Robert (Stephanie) McDonald, Jr., Perry, Georgia, Pamela McDonald, Warner Robins, Georgia, Consandra Clay, Oglethorpe, Georgia, Tawanda Roberts, Americus, Georgia, Raven Fitzgerald, Oglethorpe, Georgia, and Taran McDonald, Americus, Georgia; two siblings, Minister Willie C. (Brenda) Kleckley and Shirley Brown Cephus, all of Oglethorpe, Georgia; grandchildren, Roshan, Joshua, Nyneshia, Ronnie, Jr., Cameron, Kaitlynn, Kaela, Lanorris, Kasim, Kaiden and A’Shvnye; three great grandchildren, Dymia, Arriyha, and Braylon; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, James Hannor, Voncile Adams, Carolyn B. Hannor, all of Oglethorpe, Georgia, Curla Hannor, Laura Hubbard (Anias), all of Montezuma, Georgia, Mary (Douglass) Gray, Bronx, New York, John (Annie Bell) Hannor, East Point, Georgia, and Mary Mathis, Niagara Falls, New York; and a host of beloved nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.