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James Robert “Jim Bob” McDonald, 70, of Zephyrhills, Fla.

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

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

He is survived by his wife of 50 years; his children, Susan (Rob) Brown of Rushville, John (Sheri) McDonald of Muncie and Chris (Rita) McDonald of Wesley Chapel, Fla.; six grandsons, Ethan and Caleb Brown, Tyler, Patrick, Cameron and Connor McDonald; a 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 conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 11 at Gilliland-Howe Funeral Home in Greensburg. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time Jan 11. Interment will be at a later date.

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