Robert Earl McDonald

Robert McDonald

Robert Earl McDonald was born in Dallas, Texas on July 22, 1953.  After having suffered for two years from the effects of a stroke, he was restored when he went to be with his Heavenly Father on November 13, 2017 at the age of 64 years in Texas City, Texas.  Earl was preceded in death by his father, Hugh Boyd McDonald, Jr., and his sister, Charlotte Reed.

Earl is survived by his wife of 45 years, Brenda McDonald; Daughter Meschel Hara and her husband Chad; Son Jason McDonald; Mother Rvell McDonald Enmon; Brothers Hugh Frank McDonald and Hugh Boyd McDonald, III, and his wife Wendi; Grandchildren, Rylan Hara, Rustin Hara, Robert McDonald and Natalie McDonald; as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.

Earl enlisted in the U. S. Army in 1970 and served his country in the Vietnam War.  After an honorable discharge from the U.S. Army he began working at Twin City Datsun, which began a long career as a certified Nissan technician.  In 1991 Earl was licensed by the U.S. Coast Guard as a U.S. Merchant Marine Officer which allowed him to enjoy his love of fishing by running chartered fishing trips on the Miss Tita.  While serving in the U.S Army’s motor pool and working at Twin City Datsun Earl developed a skill and love for operating tow trucks.  Earl was determined to operate a non-consent towing company after the industry was deregulated.  He fought for that right in Texas City and began A & E Wrecker Service in 1995, which paved the way for other companies to do the same.  A & E Wrecker Service served the community as a family-owned business for 20 years.  He enjoyed serving others in their time of need. 

Through the many prayers of family and friends, Earl was prayed into the Kingdom of God when he accepted Christ as his Savior and Lord in 1986 and became a member of First Baptist Church Texas City.  Earl also enjoyed being a part of the Texas City Jaycees and participating in many of the Tackle Time Tournaments.

We would like to thank The Resort at Texas City and Resolutions Hospice for their loving care of Earl.

Pallbearers are Jeff Calhoun, Chad Hara, Rylan Hara, Rustin Hara, Joe Jones, and Richard Stiles.

Visitation will be Thursday, November 16 from 6-8pm at Carnes Funeral Home in Texas City. Funeral Service will be Friday, November 17 at 10:00am at Carnes Funeral Home with a burial to follow at Hayes Grace Memorial Park Cemetery in Hitchcock.