John Erle McDonald, Jr. ’47

John Erle McDonald, Jr. died as he lived, in the hope of the resurrection of the dead in the Lord Jesus Christ.

A native and long-time resident of North Carolina, he served in the US Navy during World War II.

Post-war, he attended Davidson College and the University of Michigan law school. Upon graduation, he served as an FBI agent. After a long career as an attorney in Charlotte, NC, John taught business law at UNC-C.

At age 94, he died of COVID-19. John was predeceased by his beloved wife of 70 years, Aileen (Earp) McDonald, and is survived by three children, three grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

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