Charles Paul "Mickey" McDonough, 89, of Brazil, died at 8:50 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 7, 2003, at Harborside Healthcare in Terre Haute.
He was born May 11, 1914, in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was the son of Charles and Blanche Reeder McDonough.
During World War II, he was a member of Company B, 104th Airborne Engineering Battalion of the 101st Airborne Division. During the war, he was in seven major battles and made four parachute jumps into combat in France and Belgium. He was wounded twice and received the Purple Heart with two clusters, the Bronze and Silver Star medals and a Presidential Citation. Following the war, he was employed locally as a bricklayer until his retirement.
He married Mary Nell Reeves on Jan. 20, 1948, in Plainfield, Ind. He was a member of the Regular Predestinarian Baptist Church, now known as the Otter Creek Church on the Clay and Putnam County line. He was also a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans association.
He was preceded in death by his parents and five brothers, James, Robert, Chester, Scott and Joe McDonough.
He is survived by his wife; son Richard and his wife of Cincinnati; three daughters, Patsy Abel of Cincinnati and Carletta Kelly and husband Winton and Paula Whitman, all of Brazil; stepson Jerry McDonough; three sisters, Mildred Godfrey of Cincinnati and Hilda Leedom and Ann Ramsey and husband Red of Chillicothe, Ohio; two brothers, Richard McDonough of Waverly, Ohio, and Bill McDonough and wife Grace of Ashland, Ala.; seven grandchildren, Rick and Bea McDonough, Clint and Lacy Kelly, Lt. Clay Whitman, Jack Long and Carla Zimmer; several great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside funeral services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Calcutta Cemetery with Pastors Walter and Jack Allee and James Wylie officiating.
Should friends so desire, expressions of sympathy may take the form of a donation to the American Cancer Society.
For more information or to send a card of condolence, visit www.moorefuneralhome.us.