T.J. McDonald, 81, of Benton, passed away Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at his home. He was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force and retired from the Tennessee Department of Transportation. He was preceded in death by his parents, Traynor and Stella Moorhouse McDonald; sister, Mable Clark; brother, Willis Hoop McDonald and infant brother, Erskine McDonald. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Carolyn Hitch McDonald; sons, Joe and Jim McDonald; brother-in-law, Bill Hitch and wife, Barbara and sister-in-law, Mary McDonald. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services will be held at 8:00 p.m. Friday, November 6, 2015 at Shiloh Baptist Church, Ocoee, TN with the Reverend Charles Campbell officiating. Interment will be 12:00 p.m. Saturday, November 7, 2015 in Benton Memorial Gardens with a white dove release ceremony concluding the service. The family will receive friends from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. on Friday at the church prior to the service. We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the McDonald family guestbook at www.higginsfuneral.com.