James Robert “Jim Bob” McDonald, 70, of Zephyrhills, Fla., formerly of Greensburg and Rushville, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013. Jim Bob was born on Oct. 20, 1943 in Greensburg to the late Thomas and Helen (Goddard) McDonald. He married Constance (Connie) Gayle Heath of Columbus on Aug. 18, 1963.
Jim Bob is survived by his wife of 50 years and his children, Susan (Rob) Brown of Rushville, John (Sheri) McDonald of Muncie and Chris (Rita) McDonald of Wesley Chapel, Fla. He is also survived by six grandsons, Ethan and Caleb Brown, Tyler, Patrick, Cameron and Connor McDonald; one granddaughter, Sara Hordges; a sister, Barbara Kelp, of Nashville; along with several nieces and nephews.
Jim Bob was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Dr. Thomas A. McDonald, Jr.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday Jan. 11, 2014 at Gilliland-Howe Funeral Home in Greensburg. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until time of service. Interment will be at a later date. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.gilliland-howe.com.