Ward McDonald (1926 - 2017)

Obituary
  • "Thanks for your service"
  • "May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow."
    - Brenda McDonald

Ward McDonald, 91, of St. Augustine passed away Dec. 8, 2017, at home surrounded by his loving family.
He was born on Oct. 15, 1926, in Cumberland, Maryland. Uncle Ward was a World War II Veteran, serving his country in the United States Navy.
He was the owner of C.W. McDonald Trucking in St. Augustine and a trusted mechanic to local farmers.
He and his wife enjoyed traveling in their RV along with their pets. His greatest passion was flying his airplane.
Uncle Ward was preceded in death by his parents, Leo Clifton McDonald and Adele Shinn McDonald. Survivors include his beloved wife of 54 years, Betty Zeigler McDonald; nephew, Roger Zeigler (Joy); great niece, Tiffany Zeigler (Kiley); great nephew, Joshua Zeigler; great-great nieces, Anna and Addy Simpson; his caregiver, Catherine Kessler and her dog, Rudy, who brought him great comfort; and other extended family.
A military graveside service celebrating his life will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 7, at Julington Creek Cemetery off Racetrack Road with Dr. Mark Nicolson officiating.
Please sign the family's online guestbook at www.broadusraines.com.
Arrangements are under the care of Broadus-Raines Funeral Home, 501 Spring St., Green Cove Springs, FL; (904) 284-4000.
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904-284-4000
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Published in St. Augustine Record on Dec. 17, 2017
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