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Herschel Case McDonald Jr, age 81

Herschel Case McDonald Jr., 81, went to his heavenly home on January 4, 2023.  He was born May 25, 1941, to Herschel Case Sr. & Maida Estelle (Harrison) McDonald in Bexar County, Texas. After graduating from Texas A&M University in 1962, Herschel enlisted in the Army where he proudly served in the U.S. Army, and after suffering an injury, he continued to serve in the Army Reserves.  Following his service, he was an agricultural engineer for the USDA for 30 years until his retirement.

Herschel was preceded in death by his parents and his beloved wife, Cora Edna Poe.  He is survived by his sons Scott (Kellie) McDonald and Herschel Case McDonald III, his daughter Kelli Cora McDonald, his grandsons Justin and Dillon, and his sister Marilyn Thornhill.

Arrangements by A Natural State Funeral Service 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas 72076. 501-982-3400. Online guestbook available at


  • Doyce Cooke Posted January 17, 2023 12:08 PM

    During our ‘5th year’ at Texas A&M College, four members of the Range & Forestry Club were close pals. For instance, we all went to Aggie football games together, many out of town, and other school events. Herschel, Danny Ryan, Roger Burleson and me. I’m now I’m the only one remaining,

    • Scott Posted January 23, 2023 9:32 AM

      Thank you for the kind words, and sharing your memories of my father. May the Lord bless, and keep you, my friend.

    • Kelli McDonald Posted September 14, 2023 3:54 PM

      Thank u for ur comment!! Loved hearing his story’s while he was in college!! Sure do miss this old man!! ❤️❤️❤️

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