We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Englunds Funeral Service & Chapel
Robert “Carroll” McDonald passed away peaceably at home with his family on July 6, 2022. Memorial Services will be held 10:30 am Saturday, July 9, 2022 at Englunds Funeral Chapel in Slaton.
Carroll was born Oct 11, 1933 to Mary Lee Hooper and Robert Sydney McDonald in Temple, Oklahoma and grew up in Clovis, New Mexico.
He married Nadine Meurer Maeker in 1994. He is survived by his wife, a son, Allen McDonald and wife Darlene of Gorman, two daughters, Brenda and husband Randy Rampy of Lubbock, Roxanne Tijerina of San Antonio and their mother, Ramona Prater of Lubbock. Additional family members include Crystal and husband Brad Coffman of Houston, Ryan Maeker of New Braunfels and a sister, Maggie Lancin of Lubbock. He also leaves behind 13 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Lucille Franse.
Carroll had 60 years of experience in the energy industry with city-owned municipalities and investor-owned utility companies. His career began in 1952 with Southwestern Public Service in Clovis, as a lineman and was promoted through the ranks to manager for Earth, Slaton, Hereford and Lubbock.
He became Assistant City Manager of Utilities for Lubbock Power and Light in 1979 through 1994. He assisted in forming the Texas Public Power Association and the West Texas Municipal Power Agency which included Lubbock, Brownfield, Floydada and Tulia. After taking early retirement from LP&L, he went on to work for SPS again until 1997. In 2003, the City of Lubbock asked him to come out of retirement and run LP&L as CEO. In 2006 he became a consultant for LP&L and later for WTMPA until 2016.
He served on boards of many organizations including past Directors for Lubbock Chamber of Commerce; Lubbock Country Club; Caprock Girl Scout Council; Past President of Red Raider Club; Texas Tech President’s Executive Council; Civic Lubbock; YMCA; the Texas Tech Museum and United Way.
In his spare time, Carroll enjoyed playing golf and dominoes as well as attending Texas Tech sporting events.