Donald Magee Sr.

Published 2:43 pm Tuesday, June 29, 2021

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Donald Ray Magee Sr. was born Dec. 17, 1945, in Bogalusa, to the late Curtis Magee and Ruby (Anthony) Magee. He departed this life on Friday, June 25, 2021, in Slidell.

Donald attended Thirkield United Methodist Church in Bogalusa. He graduated from Central Memorial High School and worked for the City of Bogalusa for 28 years.

He leaves to cherish his memories: his wife, Esther Lee Jackson Magee of Bogalusa; two sons, Michael Jackson of Angie, and Donald Ray Magee Jr. of Bogalusa; siblings, Royan Magee of Tider, Ore., Phyllis Magee Owens of New Orleans, Barbara Magee of Bogalusa, Gary Magee of Bogalusa, Shirley Ann Anthony of Bogalusa, and Robert Magee of Franklinton; brothers-in-law, Joseph (Linda) Holmes Jr. of Pearl River, Larry Holmes, Walter Lee Holmes, Samuel Holmes, and Oscar (Debra) Holmes of Angie; sisters-in-law, Tina Irene Holmes of Houston, Texas, Ethel Holmes and Linda Holmes of Bogalusa, and Edwina (Harold) Marks of Angie; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and other family members.

Donald was preceded in death by Jaree Doris Buckley, Jeanete Magee Dawson, Mary Lee Magee, Donna Anthony, and in-laws, Jerry Ann Holmes and Brenda Holmes.

Visitation will be held at Thirkield United Methodist Church on Saturday, July 3, from noon until 2 p.m., with the funeral service to follow at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Nolan Robinson officiating. Interment will be at the Bogalusa Cemetery.

Crain and Sons Funeral Home in Bogalusa is in charge of arrangements. Sign the guestbook online at