OCEAN ISLE BEACH — Harvey Vernon McDonald, 88, of Ocean Isle Beach, formerly of Hamlet, passed away Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022 at Autumn Care of Shallotte.
He was born June 11, 1934, in Richmond County, son of the late Woodrow Wilson McDonald and Shadie English McDonald.
Mr. McDonald proudly served in the United States Air Force and during his working years, he was a truck driver.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Woodrow Wilson and Shadie McDonald; and a brother, Woodrow Wilson McDonald Jr.
Mr. McDonald is survived by his daughters, Nanet M. Taylor of Ocean Isle Beach, Sherry M. Stone of Kernersville, Teresa M. Taylor (Stevie) of Rockingham, Denise Racz and Richelle Hawthorne, both of California; brothers, Lee McDonald (Bobbi) and Casey McDonald, all of Hamlet; 16 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022 from 1-2 p.m. at Harrington Funeral Home.
The funeral service will begin at 2 p.m., immediately following the visitation, in the chapel of Harrington Funeral Home, with Lee McDonald officiating. Burial will follow at Beaver Dam United Methodist Church Cemetery, Rockingham.
At other times, the family will receive friends at the home of Mr. McDonald’s daughter, Teresa and Stevie Taylor, 377 McDonald Church Road, Rockingham.
The family would like to thank two special caregivers, Rikki Sellers and Sandy Fulford.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mr. McDonald’s memory to: Soldier Bay Church, 3915 Whiteville Road NW, Ash, NC 28420; or Bella Haynes, c/o Becca Hammonds, 209 McDonald Church Road, Rockingham, NC 28379.
Harrington Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the McDonald family.
Online condolences may be made at harringtonfuneralhome.com.