William (Bill) McDonough

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Funeral service for Mr. William (Bill) McDonough, 81, will be held Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 2 p.m. at Clay County Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Antioch Baptist Church in Bynum, Ala. with military rites. Mr. McDonough passed away Sunday, February 14, 2016 at UAB. He was a native of Cincinnati, Ohio. He had been a resident of Ashland for more than 20 years. He was an Air Force Veteran who served during the Korean War as an EOD specialist in atomic weapons. He was certified as a journeyman brick mason at the age of 17, and continued in that career for 64 years. He was a loving husband and father and devoted Christian who often said that serving the Lord and loving his family were his top priorities. He was an avid Alabama fan. Mr. McDonough is survived by his wife of 45 years, Grace Smith McDonough, of Ashland; seven daughters, Cheryl Jones (Sam), of Dallas, Texas, Meta Smith (Smitty), of Villa Rica, Ga., Angel Kodat, of Ashland; Sherry, Wanda, Debbie and Deana; two sons, Tim Wilkerson (Kellie), of Richmond, Ky., and Shayne McDonough (Nicole), of Lexington, Ky.; two sisters, Hilda Leedom and Ann Ramsey, of Ohio; 15 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces and nephews. Mr. McDonough was preceded in death by his parents, Charles Frank McDonough and Blanche Elizabeth Reeder; one daughter, Pamela Snyder and son-in-law, Scott Kodat; one sister, Mildred Godfrey and six brothers. Serving as pallbearers for Mr. McDonough will be Chase Bates, Freddie Bates, Michael Flores, Smitty Smith, Johnny Snyder and Michael Tucker. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 1-2 p.m. at Clay County Funeral Home. Clay County Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
Published in The Anniston Star on Feb. 16, 2016
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