Leland Lloyd MacDonald, 87, of Midland, Texas passed away on Friday, December 14, 2018 in Midland, Texas.

Lloyd was born on July 19, 1931 in Marfa to John MacDonald and Myrtle Barnett MacDonald.

In 1948 he graduated from Marfa High School. While in school, he won awards for storytelling, reciting poetry and participated in choir, band, football, basketball and track.

He graduated from Baylor University where he received BBA and LLB degrees.

He served two years in the U.S. Air Force from 1952-1954 as a reserve officer.

He married Juanice Koen on November 22, 1958.

In 1957 he came to Midland to work for Shell Oil Company as a title analyst. Following a few years in private law practice, he joined the law firm of Kerr, Fitz-Gerald & Kerr. Later he became a partner in the Turpin, Smith, Dyer, Saxe & MacDonald Law Firm. He is a past president of the Midland Bar Association and in 2013 he was chosen to be the first recipient of the John Hyde Memorial Award.

His community service included serving as a Scout Master for the Boy Scouts, a member of the Westside Rotary Club and active in the Midland Jaycees. He was a member of the Midland Scottish Rite Association. He served two terms as chairman of the Salvation Army Board and was active in the First Baptist Church.

Lloyd was very proud of his Scottish heritage and to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary, he and Juanice toured Scotland, where they saw Invergarry Castle, the seat of the chiefs of the Clan MacDonald of Glengarry.

Throughout his life, when he was not in the courtroom, he cultivated his love of poetry and pursued his interest in the history of Texas. In 2009 his book, Tejanos in the 1835 Texas Revolution, was published with original illustrations that he crafted in leather.

He is survived by his wife, Juanice; daughter, Kathy (Chris Trobridge); daughter-in-law, Kristy MacDonald; granddaughters, Julianne MacDonald, Jessica MacDonald, Caitlin Trobridge and step-granddaughter, Haylee Barksdale; nephew, John Cartwright; and nieces, Joanne Berndt, and Brenda Knowles.

He is preceded in death by his parents; sister, Doris Dodd; brother, John MacDonald; son, David MacDonald; and step-granddaughter Krystean Hall.

Our family would like to thank the medical team at Midland Memorial Hospital for their excellent care and support.

The memorial service will be held on Friday, December 21, 2018 at the First Baptist Church Chapel of Midland, Texas.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Salvation Army of Midland, 200 S. Baird, Midland, TX 79701; the Commemorative Air Force Airbase Arizona (Note: Donation in memory of L. Lloyd MacDonald), 2017 N Greenfield Rd., Mesa, Arizona 85215 (donations will be used for B-17 maintenance); or the First Baptist Church Benevolence Fund, 2104 W Louisiana, Midland, Texas 79701.

Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Midland. Online condolences may be made at

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