Benjamin Edward McDonald, 85, of Kountze, passed away Friday, November 30, 2018 at his home.
Funeral service was Monday, December 3 at Farmer Funeral Home in Silsbee with burial following at Hooks Cemetery in Kountze.
Born in Nederland, he was a longtime resident of the Lumberton, Kountze and Silsbee areas. He retired from the United States Navy with 24 years service. He was primarily on aircraft carriers and submarines. After he retired from the Navy, he lived in Brownwood for a number of years and worked as a carpenter at the juvenile justice department’s state school. Before his retirement from the state, he transferred to the state school in Port Arthur.
Survivors include his wife Sandra McDonald of Kountze; daughters, Margie Peschel and Gene of Kountze and Laurie Thomas and David McGlumphy of Lumberton; son, James McDonald and Peggy of Abilene; brothers, John McDonald of Warren and Forrest McDonald of Waco; and eight grandchildren and a host of greatgrandchildren.