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Floyd James McDonald

of North Little Rock, AR, 1931 - 2022

Floyd James McDonald, age 91, passed away from natural causes on October 29, 2022, in North Little Rock, Ark.
Floyd was born on April 8, 1931, in Bismarck, Ark., to James and Kester McDonald. One of seven children (three girls and four boys), he spent his childhood working on his father's farm, going to the local rural school, and playing with his brothers and sisters.
On the 13th of August 1950, he married the love of his life, Marjorie Sue McDonald, the third daughter of Rush and Thelma Sulton, of Malvern, Ark. Together, they raised three sons, Daryl, Daniel, and Timothy, and were loving and supportive parents who worked hard so that their children could have a better life than they had growing up.
Floyd retired from the Arkansas Department of Health, where he worked as the Sanitarian Supervisor. He enjoyed his job, was respected, and made good friends there.
Floyd was a faithful member of First Assembly of God in North Little Rock, Ark. He served the church for many years as a greeter and did hospital visitation.
Floyd cared for his family deeply and worked hard to make sure the people he loved were provided for.
But to Floyd, his most important job was to make sure his children had a relationship with Christ. He prayed for and encouraged his family to find God and attend church. It didn't matter what mistakes you had made, or what kind of person you had been, to him all that mattered was that had you found salvation in Christ and were on your way to Heaven. Floyd loved his family, his friends, and his church family - they were the center of his life.
Floyd is survived by his wife of 72 years, Marjorie Sue McDonald of North Little Rock, Ark.; and their three sons, Daryl McDonald (Carolyn), Daniel McDonald (Lori), Timothy McDonald (Tamisha). He has three grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be Saturday, November 5, at 10 a.m., and funeral services at 11 a.m., at Roller-Owens Funeral Home, 5509 JFK Blvd., North Little Rock. Private graveside will be held by the family at Forest Hills Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First NLR Mission's Program, 4500 West Commercial Drive, North Little Rock, Ark. 72116. An online guestbook is available at

Published November 1, 2022

Roller-Owens Funeral Home
5509 John F. Kennedy Blvd., North Little Rock, AR
Phone: 501-791-7400