John Edward McDonald

August 28, 1934 - March 10, 2009
John Edward McDonald

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John Edward McDonald, 74, of Etowah, NC, died Tuesday morning, March 10, 2009 at Mission Hospitals in Asheville, NC.

He was born in Indianapolis, IN, and was in the Indiana National Guard.

He had resided in Henderson County since 1980 and was employed by Schwitzer Corporation until he retired in 1999. He was a member of Holy Family Episcopal Church.

He is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Judy Chance McDonald of Etowah; his children, Linda S. McLean of Pendleton, IN; John Steven McDonald of Fishers, IN; and Dr. Ryan Worley of Asheville; a brother, Raymond J. McDonald of Justin, TX; three grandchildren, Johnny McLean, Laurie Mottl, and Brandon McDonald; and two great-grandchildren, Jenna and Julianne McLean.

A memorial service will be announced at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Best Friends Animal Society, 5001 Angel Canyon Road, Kanab, Utah 84741-5000.

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  • March 12, 2009
    Barbara Wright says:
    Judy,I'm so sorry.John was a wonderful person. While working at Schwitzer, he was my best friend and critic.He will always be missed and remembered in my heart.

  • June 10, 2009
    Christopher Johnson says:
    John's love and sense of fun has reached out far beyond the US, and to England in particular. Having met John through Schwitzer, I had the pleasure of visiting him and Judy socially and his response to "How are you?" is my constant companion. Judy my thoughts are with you and your family. Christopher.

  • March 17, 2009
    Linda says:
    Thanks to all who visited and signed the guestbook. My Father was a wonderful man. It's an honor to be his Daughter and have some of his characteristics. He is now in God's care and his battles are now over. Judy loved him very much and took excellent care of him and for that she deserves much praise. God Bless us all until we are once again united.

  • March 16, 2009
    Molly Pace says:
    Judy and Family, My thoughts and prayers are with you. John was a special mand and I was glad to call him friend. He will be greatly misses. Love, Molly

  • March 16, 2009
    Joseph Bridgewater says:
    Steve, I sorry to hear about your Dad. You & your family will be in our prayers. Joe