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Jack McDonald, 72

RICHMOND, March 3 – Jack Edward McDonald, 72, of Richmond, passed away Saturday, February 28, 2009. He was preceded in death by his mother, Lucinda Johnson McDonald Ruth and father, Harold Ander-son McDonald and two infant brothers, James Dee McDonald and Jerry McDonald.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Frances Varner McDonald; son, Jack Edward McDonald Jr.; granddaughter, Michelle Elizabeth McDonald Walls and husband, Steven Eric; grandson, Michael Edward McDonald; his adoring Aunt Ethel McDonald Rich of Washington, Ill.; uncle, William Russell McDonald of Washington, Ill.; three brothers, Harry Thomas (Kathleen) of Towson, MD, Richard D. (Margie) of Bartow, FL and Robert Wayne (Judy) of Kansas City, KS; three sisters, Shirley McDonald Barker (Bernard) of Lindenhurst, IL, Lucinda Joyce Spiker of St. Petersburg, FL, and Nancy Kay McDonald Braun (Rick) of Rising Sun, MD; three sisters-in-law, Audrey Varner Tatum (Robert R.) of Amelia, Doris Varner Mitchell of Fredericks-burg, and Betty Varner Mason of Pamplin, and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Jack served in the U.S. Marines Corps. He was a devoted NASCAR enthusiast. He was a crew member with Junie Donlavey #90 and Ken Schrader Racing. He maintained J.L. Minter Electrical Co. fleet of trucks and equipment for more than a quarter century and ran his own auto service business. The early years of his work career were with Joe Turpin Amoco, Pepsi Cola Company, and Lewhite Construction Co all in Richmond.

His remains rest at the Bliley Funeral Home at 8510 Staples Mill Road where the family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 4.

Funeral services will be held in the chapel at Bliley Funeral Home on March 5 at 11 a.m. On the same day, a second service will be held at 3 p.m. at the Antioch Methodist Church, 2706 Cumberland Road (Rt. 45), Cumberland, VA. Interment will be in the Antioch Church Cemetery immediately following the 3 p.m. service.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made at www.blileys.com

Bliley Funeral Home, Richmond, is in charge of arrangements.