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Larry Victor McDonald, 75, of Green City, Missouri, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Saturday, December 10, 2022.

Larry was born in Pennville, Missouri, on March 11, 1947, the son of Albert Victor and Marcella May (Shaver) McDonald.

He graduated from Green City High School, and he married Clara Mae Gray in Green City on October 29, 1967.

The next year Larry entered the United States Army where he served for two years as a cook in Germany. He returned from the service and began a 36-year career working at Con-Agra in Milan, Missouri. He then worked nine years with Smithfield Foods. Larry retired in 2014. He was a lifelong farmer and loved working and being with his cattle. Animals seemed to liked Larry. He was a happy person who never met a stranger. He was friendly and liked to visit with people. Larry didn’t stress about too much in life and was a good man. He liked to walk the fields on his farm and enjoy the outdoors.

Larry is survived by his wife of 55 years, Clara Mae. He is also survived by his son, Dennis McDonald of Green City and his daughter, Dianna (Kermit) Exline of Corydon, Iowa. His grandchildren are Dakota and Danielle Exline, and his step grandchildren are Logan (Brandi) Exline and Lacey Exline. Larry is also survived by four step great grandchildren, Abel, Thomas, and Holden Exline and Roux Sulser. His surviving brothers are James Russell (Ann) McDonald of Shawnee, Oklahoma, and Robert (Pam) McDonald of Novinger, Missouri and his surviving sister is Linda (David) McFarland of Novinger, Missouri.

Larry was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Lonnie Joe McDonald.

Funeral services for Larry McDonald were held at Playle and Collins Family Funeral Home in Unionville at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, December 14, 2022, with visitation was held one hour prior to the service. Interment followed at the Pherigo Cemetery east of Unionville, Missouri.

Memorials may be made payable to the Pherigo Cemetery and entrusted with Playle and Collins Family Funeral Home, 709 S. 27th St., Unionville, MO 63565.