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Donald L. Tyndall


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Donald L. Tyndall Obituary
POQUOSON - Donald L. Tyndall, 80, died December 13, 2015 at his home in Poquoson, surrounded by friends and family. Donald was born December 28, 1934 in Hampton and raised in Yorktown. He was the second of four children. In 1952, at the age of 17, Donald married his soulmate and loving wife of 63 years, Rose Forrest Tyndall. Donald and Rose met in high school by fate after his school in Yorktown had a fire and the students were bussed to Poquoson. Their union never lost that special chemistry that so many couples seek but never find. Donald made his career at Dominion Virginia Power (VEPCO) where he wore many hats and moved with the company to Smithfield, Northern Virginia, and Williamsburg. He retired after 42 years at Dominion as Director of Construction. Donald often said that "while he loved his job, it was the people that he would miss the most." Donald was a sports lover and avid golfer; he coached many youth teams over the years and enjoyed serving his community and was a member of the Rotary Club. In Northern Virginia, Donald was a founding member of a Methodist Church and served as the head of the church's construction. Upon retirement, Donald used his love for the community and construction and spent his time selling and working in real estate on the Peninsula. A dedicated friend to all who knew him, Donald always had a positive outlook on each day, no matter the challenges. He was a strong and kind man who loved life to the fullest. Donald leaves a deep hole in the hearts of all who knew and loved him. Donald is survived by his wife, Rose; daughter, Donna (Steve) Jackson; son, Forrest (Rosanne) Tyndall; grandchildren, Corie Forrest, Brittany Tyndall, Whitney (Brian) McLellon, and Sean Tyndall; great-granddaughter, Luciana Sandoval; siblings, Ella McDonnell, Edward Earl Tyndall, Jr., and Steve (Jane) Tyndall; and many nieces, nephews, and other close friends and family. Donald was predeceased by his parents, Edward Earl Tyndall, Sr. and Dorothy Lassiter Tyndall. The family will receive family and friends from 6:00 to 9:00 pm on Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at the home of Donna and Steve Jackson in Poquoson. On Wednesday, December 16, there will be a visitation from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home in Hampton. A celebration of Donald's life will be held at1:00 pm on Thursday, December 17, 2015 at Tabernacle United Methodist Church in Poquoson. Interment will be at Parklawn Memorial Park. Following the interment, the family welcomes family and friends to gather at the home of Rosanne and Forrest Tyndall in Yorktown for a time of fellowship. The family would like to send special thanks to Donald's loving caregiver, Kayla Simpson and Bon Secours Hospice. Memorial donations may be made to Tabernacle United Methodist Church, 831 Poquoson Avenue, Poquoson, VA 23662; to the City of Poquoson - Parks and Recreation Youth Sports, 830 Poquoson Avenue, Poquoson, VA 23662; or to Medi Home Health and Hospice, 11838 Rock Landing Drive, Newport News, VA 23606. Friends are encouraged to visit www.parklawn-woodfh.com to share memories and words of condolence with the family. Arrangements are under the care of Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, 2551 N. Armistead Ave., Hampton, VA 23666.
Published in Daily Press on Dec. 15, 2015
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