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George R. McDougald Jr.: Jan. 11, 2018

ROCHELLE, Ga. —  George Renfro McDougald Jr., 81, of Rochelle, passed away at his home, Jan. 11, 2018, with his wife Marlene, and his son Mark by his side.

Mr. McDougald was born in Rhine, Ga., April 6, 1936, to the late George Renfro McDougald Sr. and Lounell Walker McDougald Henderson. George grew up in Americus, Ga., where he attended Americus High School and graduated in 1955. He played football and basketball for the Americus Panthers and enjoyed years of camaraderie with his team and classmates.

Hunting was his favorite pastime. He spent many hours hunting in the woods with his lifelong hunting buddy, Gene Reeves. His career path followed that of his father and grandfather. He was employed with the Seaboard and CSX railroads for 45 years. He retired to his farm, Paradise Ranch, in 1998, and for the next 10 years, he raised cattle.

Mr. McDougald was preceded in death by his sister, Helen McDougald McGoldrick, also his devoted dog, Prince who was his constant companion.

Memorial graveside services will be held on at noon, Sunday Jan. 28 at the Oak City Cemetery in Bainbridge, Ga.

Mr. McDougald is survived by his wife of 29 years, Marlene Wright McDougald; three children, George Renfro McDougald III (Randy), and his two sons, Tyler and Conner McDougald of Greenville, S.C., Melanie McDougald and her two children, Margaret and Beau Breen of Decatur, Ga., and Mark Allen McDougald and his four children, Morgan McDougald, Dillon McDougald, Dustin McDougald of Anderson, S.C., and Emmett McDougald of Panacea, Fla. He is also survived by three siblings, Charles Campbell (Charita) McDougald of San Francisco, Calif., Lucile McDougald Pilcher of Panama City, Fla., and Paul McDougald of Americus, Ga., as well as many nieces and nephews whom he taught to fish in his pond.

The family wishes to thank the staff of Three Rivers Home Health Services, Hospice Care Options/ Eastman and Abbeville Drugs for their care and assistance during this special time.

Please visit our website at www.brantleyfunerals.com to sign Mr. McDougald memorial register.

Brantley Funeral Home of Wrightsville is in charge of arrangements.