Gary Edward McDonald Jr.

1971 – 2019

Gary Edward McDonald, Jr. 47, of Edmond, Oklahoma, was born July 4, 1971 In Shawnee, Oklahoma to Gary Sr and Carol Prucha McDonald. His parents brought him to Edmond when he was 2 years old. He attended Edmond Schools, Oklahoma Christian University and graduated from UCO. He also acquired numerous I.T. Certifications. His last five years of employment were with the Oklahoman in Network Administration where he was selected as employee of the Month on three occasions.

Gary was married to the love of his life Emily Wooldridge on Waimanalo Beach in Hawaii on August 14th, 2009. In addition to his wife Emily, Gary is survived by his parents, his daughters Lauren and Anna Kate, sons Jonathon and Gary Edward III (Garrett), and grandson Wesley. Also, his sister and brother-in-law, Ashley and Ryan Hartwig, nephew Ashton, nieces Brooklyn and Camden. He is also survived by his 97 year old grandmother Mary Prucha and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Gary Jr was preceded in death by his grandparents J.M and Verdell McDonald and Albert C. Prucha, Jr.

Gary loved his children, Christmas, hunting, fishing, water and snow skiing. He never passed up an opportunity for a practical joke. He was extremely loyal to his family, friends and employers.

Viewing: Matthews Funeral Home 601 South Kelley, Edmond, Oklahoma 5- 8 PM Wednesday April 10, Funeral at Memorial Road Church of Christ, 2221 East Memorial Road, 11:00 AM Thursday April 11. Burial to follow at Spring Creek Memorial Cemetery, 14300 N County Line Road. Memorials may be made to the ALS Association. Donations can be made directly online by going to the ALS Association website.


  1. Gary, you really made an impression on Dale and I, even though we only met you 8 months ago. Your kindness and gentleness really shined. Thank you for sharing your precious daughter, Lauren, with our family. We promise to always love and protect her.
    Love…The Gall Family

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