Cole Randall Bailey McDonald

August 18, 2020

, 26 of Madisonville, Mo. entered into his eternal home during the early morning hours of Sunday, August 16, 2020 while doing what he loved, enjoying nighttime nature hiking and having a “peaceful adventure”.

Family and friends are welcome to join in a Final Farewell outdoor service and burial at 10:00 A.M. Thursday, August 20th at his Family Home Place in the woods near his residence off Route C, Madisonville.

Cole was born to Randy and Lola Runyon McDonald on December 26, 1993. He was the first born of the fifth generation living on the family land.

Surviving in addition to his parents are fiancé, Allyson Kerr of Madisonville, brother, Mason McDonald of Center, and sister, Lydia McDonald of Madisonville. Grandparents are Minnie Sue (Roy) Donovan, Charline (Harley) Bagley, and Kenneth McDonald.

Preceding him in death was his grandfather, H.J. Runyon.

Professionally Cole was an Entrepreneur, instrumental in the family business, McDonald Stone Co. He founded several companies including Fluid Certify, McDonald Vapor Company, Acre Endeavors, and McDonald Industrial Solutions Corp. He also holds a patent for the vapor dispersal industry.

Cole attended Santa Monica College, Santa Monica, CA and held numerous NACE certifications including CIP 1 and 2, and CP1.

In addition to pursuing his business endeavors where he was known to dream large and out-of-the-box, Cole enjoyed research in general, cultivating and growing trees & plants, hiking, exploring caves, and repelling. He also was an avid history buff, especially of family and the local area. He loved to put a smile on the face of his friends and was known to expect the best of himself and others. Cole’s passing has left a heart-breaking void and he will be greatly missed by family, friends, and business associates.

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Marilyn O'Bannon
Tim's Homecenter
Saint Avenue Bank