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Obituary: James Robert "Jim Bob" McDonald, Zephyrhills, Fla.

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James Robert “Jim Bob” McDonald, 70, of Zephyrhills, Florida, formerly of Greensburg and Rushville, passed away Tuesday, December 24, 2013.

Jim Bob was born October 20, 1943, in Greensburg, to the late Thomas and Helen (Goddard) McDonald. He married Constance "Connie" Gayle Heath of Columbus on August 18, 1963.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years and his children, Susan (Rob) Brown of Rushville, John (Sheri) McDonald of Muncie and Chris (Rita) McDonald of Wesley Chapel, Florida. He is also survived by six grandsons, Ethan and Caleb Brown, Tyler, Patrick, Cameron and Connor McDonald; one granddaughter, Sara Hordges; and a  sister, Barbara Kelp of Nashville, along with several nieces and nephews.

Jim Bob was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Dr. Thomas A. McDonald Jr.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 11, 2014, at Gilliland-Howe Funeral Home in Greensburg. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time Saturday. Interment will be at a later date.

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