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Donald Frank McCredie

June 5, 1939 — March 8, 2024



Donald Frank McCredie, born on June 5, 1939, in Port Arthur, Texas, departed peacefully on March 8, 2024, in Plantation, Florida, leaving behind a legacy of integrity, dedication, and love. He lived a life of quiet strength and unwavering commitment to his family.

In 1949, Donald's path intersected with that of his life long love, Annette, in Auburn, Illinois. Their marriage, flourished for 62 years until Annette's passing in June 2023, and was a testament to the enduring power of love and partnership.

Donald's career as an airline pilot spanned decades, encompassing Braniff, National, Pan Am, and Delta Airlines. His steady hand and calm demeanor in the cockpit earned him the respect of his colleagues and the confidence of the many travelers who entrusted their journeys to his care.

Before his career with the airlines, Donald served his country in the Air Force and pursued his education at Southern Illinois University. His dedication to duty and pursuit of excellence set a standard for those who followed in his footsteps.

Donald's love for his family knew no bounds. As a devoted husband to Annette and a loving father to Bradley (Penny) McCredie and Sharon (Steve) Brasgalla, he provided a steadfast anchor at all times. His grandchildren, Austin McCredie, Madison (Kyle) Tsai and Elizabeth Brasgalla, were the light of his life, and he cherished every moment spent with them.

In his passing, Donald is reunited with his parents, Elizabeth and Edward McCredie, and his beloved Annette. He is survived by his brother Roger (PJ) McCredie who still resides in their hometown of Auburn Illinois. Though his physical presence may be gone, his spirit lives on in the memories of those who knew and loved him.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 19 from 4:00-7:00pm at T.M. Ralph Funeral Home, 7001 NW 4th St, Plantation, FL 33317.

You are invited to join the family for a celebration of Donald's life on Wednesday, March 20 at 11:00am at Plantation United Methodist Church, 1001 NW 70th Ave, Plantation, FL 33313.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Plantation United Methodist Church in his memory.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Tuesday, March 19, 2024

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

T. M. Ralph Plantation Funeral Home

7001 NW 4th St, Plantation, FL 33317

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, March 20, 2024

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Plantation United Methodist Church

1001 NW 70th Ave, Plantation, FL 33313

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