Marvin Leighton McDonald, Jr.

Published 3:49 pm Monday, October 23, 2023

Oct. 31, 1934 – Oct. 21, 2023

Services for Marvin Leighton McDonald, Jr., 88of Natchez, who died Saturday, Oct. 21, 2023in Natchezwill be at 12:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 27, 2023, at FirsPresbyterian Church in Natchez with the Rev. Dr. Joan Gandy officiating.

Buriawill follow at the Fayette Cemetery under the direction oLairFuneral Home.

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Visitatiowilbe from 10 a.m. untiservice time in Stratton Chapel.

He graduated from NatcheHigh School, Mississippi Southern College thUnited States Army Command, and General Staff College. He served 25 years in thUnited States Army and retired with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He received the Legion of MeritthDistinguished FlyinCross, one Bronze Star, two Army Commendation Medals, a Joint Services Commendation Medaltwelve Air Medals, and a Purple Heart, and was qualified aa Senior Army Aviator.

He served as band director at both the Jefferson County Public Schools (1958-1961), and the AdamCounty Christian School (19891993) and seventeen years as church organist at Jefferson Street United Methodist Church. He was also retired frothe Natchez Water Works with nineteen years of service. Hwas involved witthe installationoperation, and management of the first computer systems athe Natchez Water Works.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Pamela, and their daughter, Connie Ailyne McDonald.

He is survived by his children; Marie M. Daigrepont (Perry), Marvin Leighton McDonald, III (Melissa), and Dr. Jennifer M. Limbaugh (DeWayne); brothersin-law Skip Wood (Patty) and Erick Young (Gale); grandchildren, Chris Daigrepont (Nicholle), Christy DSiverd (Keith), Christopher, Michael, Justin, Charlotte McDonald, AshleMaxcand Bridget Motto and great-grandchildren, Aubrey and CDaigrepont, Leanne and Logan Siverd, Ronnin, Evander and Adella.

Hwas a member and a Deacon of the First Presbyterian Churcin Natchez.

Pallbearerwill be four grandsons and two sons-in-law.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Jim Franklin, JiBarnette, and Mac Hazlip.

In lieu of flowers, thfamilrequests that memorials be made tthe First Presbyterian Churc(400 State
Street39120)or thStewpot, otthe charity oone’s choice.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at lairdfh.com.