Obituary of Leo Patrick McDonald
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Leo was fun, strong minded, funny, and determined. When he set out to do something he would get it done. He was the fifth child, born to Geraldine Johns and Billy James McDonald, who both preceded him in death. One brother Archie Paul McDonald (Lubbock, TX) and Fiancé, Arnell Miller (Dallas, TX) also preceded him in death. Leo was born on March 24, 1958, in Lubbock, TX. Growing up he would go fishing, play basketball, and enjoy practicing martial arts. He once lost his keys in the murky lake. He dove directly into the water and came right back up with his keys in his hands, having found exactly where they had fallen. Leo attended Estacado High School, Home of the Matadors, in Lubbock, TX. His first job was as a carpenter; renovating homes in Lubbock, TX. He was great with his hands and mastered the craft remodeling mobile homes and residential properties. He also held positions at various companies: BCP Air, Dallas, TX, Trinity Industries, Dallas, TX and the City of Dallas, Sanitation Department. Leo also loved to cook lots of food. He encountered people from all walks of life, cooking and serving food to them. He went out of his way to help people. In his past time, if he was not fishing, Leo liked listening to music, rhythm and blues, jazz, and gospel. He leaves to cherish his memory: Two sisters - Pamela Gaither (Buddy) (Lubbock, TX), Cynthia Stanley, (Lubbock, TX), Five Brothers - Billie Earl McDonald (Joanne) (Dallas, TX), Obie Lee McDonald (Ann) (Richardson, TX), Steve McDonald (Brenda) (Dallas, TX), Ive Stanley (San Antonio, TX), 2 Daughters - Lakesha Saunders (Aundrais) (Douglasville, GA), Patrice McQueen (Darrell) (DeSoto, TX) and 2 Bonus Daughters - Lyteria Miller (Dallas, TX) and Kayla McQueen (Dallas, TX). Six grand-children, and a host of Aunts, Uncles, Nieces, Nephews, Cousins, Relatives and Friends across the country.