John McDonald, 78, of Uvalde, passed away on Thursday, July 6, 2023, at Main Methodist Hospital in San Antonio.
He was born on February 25, 1945, in Uvalde to Bessie (Perkins) and Francisco Olivarez
He married Irma Cruz on April 16, 1999, in Uvalde.
He is survived by his wife, Irma McDonald of Uvalde, daughter Leisl Bryant and husband Bart of Mount Vernon, New Hampshire, son Jim McDonald and wife Shelly of Marshall, two step-daughters, Susie Arredondo and husband Francisco Blanco of Uvalde and Elsie Sanchez and husband Jason of Uvalde; two step-sons Rafael Vera III and companion Belinda Guzman of Uvalde and Johnny Joe Vera and wife Michelle of Uvalde; sister Janie Olivarez and brother Hector Olivarez and wife Mary all of Uvalde; three grandchildren Hunter McDonald and Tristan McDonald and Tucker King; step-grandchildren Orlando Garcia, Stefanie Garcia, Yzabella Sanchez, Klariza Sanchez, Alexis Vera, Desiree Vera, Monica Vera, Pete Arredondo II, and Adison Cruz all of Uvalde; 15 great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded by his son John Wesley McDonald, parents Bessie and Francisco Olivarez and brother Frank Olivarez.
Visitation will begin on Tuesday, July 11, 2023, at 12 noon followed by a rosary at 7:00 p.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, July 12, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church. Interment to follow at Hillcrest Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Orlando Garcia, Johnny Joe Vera, Leonel Aguilar, Francisco Blanco, Alex Arredondo, Azriel Arredondo, John Anthony Olivarez, Hector Olivarez, Jim McDonald, Hunter McDonald and Pete Arredondo II.