Royce Carmack McDougal, MD
May 2, 1926 – January 3, 2018
Royce Carmack McDougal, MD (better know as Dr. Mac) was called home on January 3, 2018 to be with Jesus at the age of 91. He was born May 2, 1926 in Sapulpa, Oklahoma to John Argyle McDougal and Elva Isabel McDougal.
Dr. Mac served in the United States Army, during WWII from 1944 – 1946. He returned home from the war in July 1946 and married the love of his life, Martha Ann True on December 31, 1946. He and Martha moved to Stillwater, Oklahoma where he attended Oklahoma State University and received his undergraduate degree in Biochemistry in 1951. In the fall of 1952, he began his masters program at the University of Oklahoma.
Dr. Mac graduated Magna Cum Laude from OU Medical School in July of 1956 where he was also a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. Dr. Mac completed is preceptorship at the Physicians and Surgeons Clinic in Holdenville, Oklahoma and fell in love with the town and the staff. In July of 1956, Dr. Mac and Martha moved to Holdenville to begin his practice of medicine.
In September of 1956, Mac and Martha welcomed their first child, Barbara Ann into the world. Following the birth of Barbara, the couple welcomed their second daughter, Martha Beth to the family in June of 1959. With a full family in tow, the McDougal’s moved to their new home on Country Club Drive in Holdenville and started many years of serving the community of Holdenville in both medicine and volunteer work. In his free time, Mac enjoyed hunting and fishing. He also ran the OU School of Medicine preceptor program for many years and loved teaching new students about small town medicine.
He continued to practice medicine in Holdenville until the age of 78. In 2011, Mac and Martha moved to Dallas, due to concerns over Martha’s health. Once in Dallas, the couple enjoyed being closer to their two grandchildren, Elizabeth Warren and Matthew Warren.
Dr. Mac is preceded in death by his parents, John and Elva, and his is wife, Martha. He is survived by his two daughters, Barbara Aldridge and husband, Bobby of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, daughter, Beth Warren, of Carrollton, Texas, two grandchildren, Elizabeth Warren and Matthew Warren of Carrollton, Texas, sister, Patricia Jeter of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, and nephew, Jeffrey Jeter of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.
Prior to his death, Dr. Mac requested that there would be no memorial service. The family intends to honor those wishes. In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to The North Texas Chapter of the Leukemia Lymphoma Society, 8111 LBJ Freeway, Suite 425, Dallas, Texas 75251 972-996-5900.