Richard Gray McDonald, JR.

Born: Sun., Feb. 6, 1944
Died: Mon., Apr. 6, 2015


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Wed., Apr. 15, 2015
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Wed., Apr. 15, 2015
Location: Lonaconing Location

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Thu., Apr. 16, 2015
Location: Lonaconing Location

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Richard G. McDonald Jr. of Pekin Street, Lonaconing passed away Monday, April 6, 2015 at his residence. He was 71 years young.  Born on February 6, 1944, he was the son of the late Richard and Madeline (Vannoy) McDonald .

He was preceded in death by his sisters, Shirley, Sally and Barbara, brother, Holbert and brothers-in-law, Johnnie and Sam.

Mr. McDonald was a veteran of U.S. Army serving in the Vietnam War, where he received multiple purple hearts. He loved to go fishing and playing cards, but above anything else he loved his family with all of his heart. To his wife, he was the love of her life and he will always be his children’s hero.

He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Shelby (Fairgrieve) McDonald; three children, Richard McDonald III and Ashley McDonald at home and Brandy Reynolds and husband Jason of North Carolina; one grandson, Charles Musgrove of Cumberland. Also surviving are his siblings, Shena, Susie, Jackie, Eugene, Randy, Cheryl, Johnnie and Janet, as well as several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will be received at the Wilhelm-Eakin Funeral Home, P.A., Lonaconing next Wednesday, April 15, 2015 from 2-4PM and 7-9PM. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 11:00AM with Pastor Rob Culler officiating. Interment will be held at Rocky Gap Veterans Cemetery, Flintstone. Military Rites will be accorded by Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 172, Cumberland.

The family would like to thank the WMRMC Outpatient Dialysis team for the excellent care and compassion they showed Mr. McDonald over the last 3 years. They would also like to thank Dr. Robert Welik for always going above and beyond to take care of our husband and father.

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Sam,Lori and Sabrina Hochard
   Posted Tue April 07, 2015
Shelby and Family:

We are so very sorry to hear of the loss of your husband/father. Our hearts and prayers are with you during this very sad time. May God give you peace and comfort during this difficult time.


Sam, Lori and Sabrina

debby mcdonald and family
   Posted Thu April 09, 2015
Shelby and family , I love uncle Richard , I miss him very much ,, I know we didn't see much of each other, but he was/ is my uncle too. when mom died he was there for me. and I apperated it very much.i wish I could have seen him and talked to him one more time. some times we don't show each the love we have but I will always love you and your family even though we don't see each other i'm here anytime. hugs love you all.

renee blank
   Posted Fri April 10, 2015
dear shelby and family, sending you my deepest sympathy for the loss of your husband, richard. i have been praying for god to help you get through this and i hope that the sadness and heartache you have right now will be overshadowed by memories and the good times you two have had together. sincerely, renee blank

Elton Family
   Posted Fri April 24, 2015
My family and I would like to express our deepest sympathy over the loss of Richard.
May you find comfort in your loving memories and the warmth of family and friends. A scripture that has uplifted me during times such as this is found at Revelation 21:4. There it describes a time when death and pain will be gone forever after God restores his original purpose for the earth. We will even see our loved ones again who we have lost in death (John 5:28 & 29). It is our hope that these words bring you a measure of comfort during this difficult time as well. Once again, please accept our condolences as you deal with your loss.

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