George Brian McDonald, age 38, Joplin, passed away at 5:19 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at Bonne Terre, Missouri.
Brian was born January 6, 1974 in Joplin to George Henry McDonald and Carolyn Lott McDonald and was an area lifetime resident.
Brian had worked in manufacturing and produce sales. He attended Webb City schools and played football and basketball at the YMCA.
He is survived by his mother, Carolyn Conley, Webb City; his father, George McDonald and his wife, Reta, Carl Junction; his brothers and sisters, Becky Johnson, Webb City, Danny Ray McDonald, Sr., Webb City, Tricia Coleman, Webb City, Pam Porter, Carl Junction, Richard McDonald and his wife, Tara, Joplin, Cari Griffith and her husband, Shane, Webb City; special family, Gerald and Joan Starika; nine nieces; eleven nephews including his namesake, Kelsey Briana McDonald.
Brian was preceded in death by a nephew, Danny ‘Ray Ray’ McDonald, Jr.
Graveside services are planned for Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at Osborne Memorial Cemetery. Rev. Jack Daniels will officiate. The family will receive friends from 1:00 until 1:45 p.m. Thursday at the mortuary.
Arrangements are under the direction of Parker Mortuary.