History of the Restoration Movement

Robert Glen McDoniel


Source: Backlog, David Lipscomb College Yearbook, 1950, page 60

The Life of Glen McDoniel

Robert Glen McDoniel was born in Tuckerman, Arkansas, November 6, 1930. He was the son of James Robert McDoniel (1906-1974) and Clara Eudora Fortenberry McDoniel (1905-1977). He was baptized into Christ by Tracey Wheeler in August 1944, and was a member of the church of Christ. He began preaching in January 1949, and was graduated from David Lipscomb College in 1952.

He preached for churches of Christ throughout his lifetime. He worked with the church in Cambridge, Ohio from 1953-1957; also in Piggott, Arkansas from 1954-1957. He then preached for the Burton Avenue church of Christ in Macon, Georgia from 1958-1961, and West University church of Christ in Houston, Texas for a time. In the early 1970s the family lived and worked with the church in Mobile, Alabama. By 1974 they were living in Mississippi where he preached for the Columbus church of Christ. By 1976 the family was in Jonesboro, Arkansas working with the church of Christ in that city. In 1979 they moved to Cookeville, Tennessee where they began working with the Jefferson Avenue church of Christ. He served as a minister there for over 25 years. It remained his home congregation the remainder of his life.

In addition to his local work, he preached annually in five or more gospel meetings and spoke on a number of lectureships and youth rallies each year. He appeared on college lectureships at Abilene Christian University, Alabama Christian College, David Lipscomb College, and Harding College. He served on the Advisory Committee of East Tennessee School of Preaching and Missions (now Southeast Institute of Biblical Studies) and on the Advisory Council on Evangelism at Harding.

In Guernsey, Ohio, on June 9, 1953 he was married to the former Marian Milhoan and they had three children: Robert, and daughters, Lynn and Nancy.

Glenn McDoniel passed from this life on August 3, 2004 and burial took place in the Crest Lawn Cemetery in Cookeville.

Sources: Freed-Hardeman Lectures 2002, p.281; Ancestry.com; Newspapers.com

Glen and Marion McDoniel
Source: Find-A-Grave

Gospel Meeting Advertisement

News Democrat And Leader, Russellville, Kentucky
Thursday, March 19, 1987, p.6

Obituary for Marion Alverna Milhoan McDoniel

Funeral services for Mrs. Marian Alverna McDoniel, 89, of Cookeville, will be held Monday, November 7th at 3:00p.m. at Jefferson Avenue Church of Christ. Interment will follow in Crest Lawn Cemetery. Bro. Buddy Johnson will officiate.

Mrs. McDoniel died Thursday afternoon, November 3, 2016 at Heritage Pointe Senior Living.

She was born December 18, 1926 near Martins Ferry, Ohio to the late Carlos Frank and Lela Florence Shimp Milhoan. She was a 1944 graduate of Cambridge, Ohio High School and earned an Associate’s Degree from the Ohio State University in 1952.

Mrs. McDoniel was a wonderful homemaker, a dedicated wife and a loving mother. She and her late husband, Bro. Glen McDoniel, served churches in Cambridge, OH; Piggott and Jonesboro, AR; Macon, GA; Houston, TX; Columbus, MS before moving to Cookeville in 1977 when he became minister at Jefferson Avenue Church of Christ. She was a longtime Sunday school teacher.

A nurturer, she was a loving caregiver and babysitter. She enjoyed sewing and quilting.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Bro. Robert ‘Glen’ McDoniel (who died August 2, 2006); and by brother, Don Milhoan.

Mrs. McDoniel is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Robert ‘Bob’ and Dorothy McDoniel of Okmulgee, OK; two daughters and sons-in-law, Lynn and John Lane of Cookeville and Nancy and Brian Mansfield of Nashville; sisters, Pat (Norm) Behrendt of Cambridge, OH and Sandy Bryant of California, MO; ten grandchildren, Amy (Jeremy) Anguish, Ellen (Nathan) Anderson, Phillip (Melissa) McDoniel, Rebecca (Matt) Baggett, James (Whitney) Lane, Michael (Kim) Lane, Nick Mansfield, Zach Mansfield, Gracelyn Mansfield and Annalise Mansfield; great-grandchildren, Lane Baggett, John Steven Baggett, Penelope ‘Nell’ Anderson, Clifford Anderson, Chloe Anguish, Alexander Anguish and Hattie Bell Lane.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Family will receive friends Sunday from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Monday from 2:00 p.m. until service time at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Upper Cumberland Christian Home, 790 State Street, Cookeville, TN 38501.

Hooper Huddleston Horner Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements (931) 526-6111.

Source: Find-A-Grave / Obit. produced by Hooper Huddleston Funeral Home

Obituary for Robert Glen McDoniel

Funeral services for Bro. Glen McDoniel, 75, of Cookeville, will be held Saturday, Aug. 5, at 4 p.m. at Jefferson Avenue Church of Christ. Burial will be in Crest Lawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends today, Friday, Aug. 4, from 4-8 p.m. at the Cookeville chapel of Hooper-Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home, and Saturday, Aug. 5, from 2 p.m. until time of services at the church. Bro. McDoniel died Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2006, at NHC of Cookeville. He was born Nov. 6, 1930, in Tuckerman, Ark., to the late James Robert (J.R.) and Clara Fortenberry McDoniel. Bro. McDoniel graduated from David Lipscomb College (now University)with his B.S. in 1952. He began preaching in 1949 and has served churches in Cambridge, Ohio, Piggott and Jonesboro, Ark., Macon, Ga., Houston, Texas, and Columbus, Miss., and has been with Jefferson Avenue Church of Christ in Cookeville since 1977. He married his wife of 53 years, Marian Milhoan McDoniel of Cookeville, in Cambridge, Ohio, on June 5, 1953. He entered semi-retirement in June 1998 and continued to serve the church as associate minister and elder while holding several gospel meetings each year. He has preached in gospel meetings in 20 states. He has served a number of years on the board of Upper Cumberland Christian Home in Cookeville. In addition to his wife, his family includes a son and daughter-in-law, Robert (Bob) and Dorothy McDoniel of Harrisburg, Ark., two daughters and sons-in-law, Lynn and John Lane of Cookeville and Nancy and Brian Mansfield of Nashville; a brother and sister-in-law, Jim and Judy McDoniel of Hurst, Texas; a sister and brother-in-law, Jan and Richard Graig of Nashville; 10 grandchildren, Amy Anguish and husband Jeremy, Ellen and Phillip McDoniel, Rebecca, James and Michael Lane and Nick, Zach, Gracelyn and Annalise Mansfield. In addition to his parents, Bro. McDoniel was preceded in death by a sister, Patricia McCarley. Pallbearers will be grandsons and nephews. Honorary pallbearers will be past and present elders and deacons of Jefferson Avenue Church of Christ. Memorial contributions may be made to Upper Cumberland Christian Home by contacting the funeral home at (931) 526-6111. Bros. Buddy Johnson, Gary Hampton, Steve Baggett and Jim McDoniel will officiate the services.

Source: Herald-Citizen, Cookeville, Tenn. Published Aug 3, 2006. As taken from Find-A-Grave

Other Photos Of Glen McDoniel

Directions To Grave

The McDoniel family burial plot is in the Crest Lawn Memorial Cemetery in Cookeville, Tennessee. The Funeral Home and cemetery are located on West Jackson Street. From I-40 take Exit 286 and head north on Hwy. 135. In about a mile turn left on W. Jackson St. The cemetery is on the left. Instead of entering the main entrance head up to Buffalo Valley Rd. and turn left. The cemetery will be on your left. Enter the first entrance and travel down the lane until you come to the mausoleum on the right. Stop here and head toward the mausoleum. Just before you come to it begin looking to your right toward a row of hedges. Just about two rows back from the hedges is the McDoniel family plot. While in the cemetery note a photo below where it is pointed out where several gospel preachers are buried in the park. See overview photo below.

GPS Location
36°09'26.7"N 85°31'36.3"W
or D.d. 36.157423,-85.526751

R. Glen McDoniel - November 6, 1930 - August 3, 2004
Marian M. McDoniel - December 18, 1926 - November 3, 2016

Photos Taken 08.08.2016
Webpage produce 07.12.2021
Courtesy Of Scott Harp


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