Loyd “Buddy” McDonald was born on June 4, 1930, in Lula Community, to Robert Coleman and Mary Terrell McDonald. On June 11, 2022, his Lord and Savior called him to his heavenly home.
Buddy was employed in the freight business for 20 years and then worked as service manager for Meredith’s Tire and then BNL Tire until he retired in 2008. He also had cattle and timber and loved to garden. He was a deacon at Calvary Baptist Church for sixty-nine years and served as Trustee of Sloan Cemetery for many years. He loved his Lord, his church, his country, and his family. He was a loving husband, daddy, granddaddy, and great-granddaddy. Buddy was married to the love of his life, Mary for 68 years.
Buddy was preceded in death by his mother and father; and three brothers, W.R. McDonald, Malcome LeMoyne, and James “Jimmy” McDonald. He is survived by his wife Mary Shephard McDonald; daughter, Kathy Ann Hall, and husband, Lane; grandson, Chad Boxell, and wife, Crystal, great-grandsons, Aydden Loyd and Cayleb Ashton; step-granddaughter Danielle Hall Cielencki and husband, Dakota; step great-grands, Alexis, Nick, Brianna, Korbin, Ben; and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.
Services honoring the life of Loyd “Buddy” McDonald, will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Friday, June 17, 2022, at Kilpatrick’s Rose-Neath Chapel, Mansfield, Louisiana with Rev. Lynn Mitchell and Rev. Toby Shaw officiating. Interment will follow at Sloan Cemetery. Visitation for family and friends will be held on Thursday, June 16, 2022, from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. at Kilpatrick’s Rose-Neath Funeral Home, Mansfield, Louisiana.
Honoring Buddy as pallbearers will be Morgan Brasher, Greg Dyess, Bubba English, Tommy Hall, Kenny McDonald, and Mark Thomas. Honorary pallbearers will be Otis Calhoun, Ron Odum, Joe Sayers, James Scarbarough, Bud Swayze, and Bubba Woods.