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Donald Oswald McRae

July 1, 1931 ~ October 1, 2019 (age 88)

Services will be held 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, October 8, 2019, at Rising Star Baptist Church for Mr. Donald O. McRae Sr., who departed this life October 1, 2019 at Ohio Living Park Vista. 

Mr. McRae was born July 1, 1931 in Youngstown, a son of Raymond Sr. and Susan Jackson McRae.  Mr. McRae was a graduate of East High School and had been employed as a Brick Mason with Youngstown Sheet & Tube for over 33 years, and was the founder of McRae Construction Company.  He was an avid fisherman, loved working on small engines and gardening.  He was a faithful member of Triedstone  Missionary Baptist Church, was the van driver for almost 30 years, and served in the Men’s Department.         

He leaves to cherish his memory but rejoice in his peace, his children, two daughters, Deborah McRae and Phyllis McRae both of Youngstown; four sons, Donald Jr. of Pensacola, FL, Joseph of Hickory, NC, Michael and Dennis both of Youngstown; three sisters, Betty Butler and Gwen Weaver both of Youngstown, and Dorothy McRae of Columbus; two brothers, Robert McRae of Youngstown and Harold McRae of Chicago, IL; several stepchildren;  his long time companion, Magnora Mitchell; and a host of grandchildren, grea-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Lillie McRae and his second  wife, Geraldine Smith McRae; two brothers, Raymond Jr. and Lowell McRae; four sisters, Annie Brown, Mildred Watson, Evelyn Mullens and Geraldine Menter.

 Friends may call one hour prior to the services 10-11:00 a.m. at the church.  Arrangements were entrusted to L. E. Black, Phillips & Holden Funeral Home.

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