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Rubyville Community Church
Thursday December 30th, 2021
1:00pm - 2:00pm

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Taylor-Theller Funeral Home
Wednesday December 29th, 2021
6:00pm - 8:00pm

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John E. McDonald Jr.

John Elmer McDonald Jr., 63 of Lancaster went on to be with the Lord on Saturday, December 25, 2021, surrounded by his children and granddaughter. Born February 23, 1958, in Logan, WV to the late John E and Ilene (Mileto) McDonald.

His devotion to his family and firm faith in God supported him in his struggle and ultimately gave him peace.

In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by his wonderful wife of 44 years, Sheila McDonald on December 17, 2021; his sister Lilee and brother Thomas.

He is survived by his daughter Michele (David) Blackburn, of Circleville; his son Brian (Tiffany) McDonald, of Lancaster; grandchildren, Makala (Brett), Cody (Gabby), Darius, Devin, Damian, Luke, and Madilyn. Two great grandchildren, Hazel and Harris; two sisters Beverly Schoenleb and Lorraine McDonald; dear brother-in-law Keith (Anette) Perkins; several nieces and nephews.

John retired from COTA after 30 years of service. John made many friends at work and never met a stranger. He enjoyed spending time with family, watching the Steelers, fishing, and teaching & preaching the Gospel. John was a Godly man, who would give you the shirt off his back, and always made sure his family was taken care of. He enjoyed helping others and being able to share the word of God to anyone he met.

A visitation for John and Sheila will be held from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, December 29, 2021 at Taylor-Theller Funeral Home, Amanda. A funeral service for John and Sheila will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, December 30, 2021 at Rubyville Community Church, 5365 OH-139, Portsmouth, OH 45662 with Pastor Calvin Ray Evans officiating. Interment will follow at the Rubyville Community Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made directly to the family to assist with expenses.

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Michelle & Brian,
I'm so very sorry for the loss of your parents. Our family shared a lot of fun times with your family back in the day when we worked together at Groveport Christian Academy! Through the years when we would reminisce it was always said "they are good people" and great friends!
May the Lord cover you with His Peace! Love and prayers!

Gina (Monk)Hunt Dec 30 2021 12:36 PM

Gerald and I are sorry for your loss. We loved John and Sheila very much. God bless your family. Our prayers are with you all.

Gerald and Kathy Messer Dec 29 2021 9:04 PM

A candle was lit in memory of John McDonald Jr.

Dana and Linda Heaston Dec 29 2021 3:00 PM

A candle was lit in memory of John McDonald Jr.

Becky Vest Dec 29 2021 10:20 AM

John was loved here at COTA. He will be missed.

LS Luke Dec 29 2021 8:42 AM

So very Heartbreaking for all of you. Bro John was such an Amazing man of God. He truly LOVED the Lord and his life showed it. His Love for his family also showed. I have only known John amid Shelia a little over 2 years, but they made a spot in my heart forever. Love and Sympathy to All the family. May God bring you PEACE through this extremely difficult time.. Keeping you All in my Prayers..

Patty Smith Dec 28 2021 5:35 PM

So sorry for your loss. Prayers and Condolences to the family

Roy and Debbie Williard Dec 28 2021 10:07 AM

I am sure God is with them. May peace everlasting be with them both. Amen. Sandra Blackburn, Ewing.

Sandra Ewing Dec 28 2021 6:57 AM

My thoughts & prayers for everyone. They were truly such amazing Christian role models. Heaven is gaining a beautiful couple that's for sure ❤️

Dena Browning Dec 28 2021 4:27 AM

A candle was lit in memory of John McDonald Jr.

Dena Browning Dec 28 2021 4:25 AM

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