Floyd Priestly McDonnell

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Floyd Priestly McDonnell, Sr., Republic, Missouri, born on October 5, 1933, beloved husband and best friend of Carol McDonnell (nee McDonald) for 40 years, passed away peacefully, surrounded by the ones he laughed with, lived for, and loved, on December 12, 2015. Floyd was very proud of his son, Floyd, Jr, and wife Vicky, as well as his two daughters, Christine Thomas and her late husband, Bill, and Rhonda Whitehead and her late husband John. He was especially proud of his grandchildren; Floyd McDonnell, III, Robert Kedro, Sara Boldt, and John Whitehead, Jr. as well as their spouses and children. He is survived by one sister, Shirley Hendrix.

Floyd was preceded in death by his parents. Alvin and Mable McDonnell; sisters, Helen, Edna, Margaret; and brothers, Ornie and Earl "Bud".

There will be a visitation from 6-8 P.M., Monday, December 14, 2015, in Meadors Funeral Home, Republic.

The funeral service will be at 10:30 A.M., Tuesday, December 15, 2015, in the Calvary Christian Assembly of God Church, 9048 W. State Highway 266, Springfield, under the direction of Meadors Funeral Home, Republic. The burial will be at 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, in Rocky Comfort Cemetery, Rocky Comfort, Missouri.

"His wings were ready, our hearts were not."

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Southwest Missouri Humane Society, 3161 W. Norton, Road, Springfield, Missouri, 65803, or left at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be shared at www.meadorsfuneralhome.com.