Eddie Donaldson

June 30, 1945June 11, 2018
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It is with great sadness that the family of Eddie Donaldson announces his passing on June 11, 2018 at the age of 72. Eddie will be loving remembered by his wife of 42 years, Joyce; and his children, Denise, Michelle (Ben), Tina (Jeff). Eddie will also be fondly remembered by his five grandchildren, Corey, Chad, Ben Jr., Kelsey and Kinley; his sister, Jo (Terry). Eddie was preceded in death by his parents Margarita Wolfe and John Donaldson; as well as his brother John "Bulldog" Donaldson. Eddie served in the Army and was a veteran of the Vietnam War. He was also a member of the American Legion and the Moose Lodge in Jacksonville. Eddie's biggest love of life was his family and the Florida Gators. A memorial in memory of Eddie will be held on Friday, June 15, 2018 at 11:00am at Hardage-Giddens Riverside Memorial Park and Funeral Home. The family ask that everyone wear their game day attire. Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital in his honor.You may leave words of comfort and sympathy at HARDAGE-GIDDENS, RIVERSIDE MEMORIAL PARK and FUNERAL HOME, 7242 Normandy Boulevard is serving the family.


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Michelle Rochay

July 27, 2018

Daddy, Daddy, Daddy....where do I even start. Ugh, I miss you so much. Not a day goes by that I don't wish you were still here with us. We are all learning to live without you here but it sucks more then anything in the world. I would give anything to have just one more day, even one more hour with you. I know you wouldn't come back even if you could, you are with your mom and dad, and Uncle Bulldog again and I know you missed them all. Look, don't make any deals with Uncle Bulldog about shaving anything this year for the FL/GA game. Give us a year to see how coach Mullen is doing with the boys and maybe next year you and him can make deals lol. Please tell Granny, PeePaw and Johnny that I love them and miss them also. I am going to Daytona with Dixon next weekend. Daytona will never be the same. But I will be sure to soak up enough sun for both of us. I love you daddy. I have to stop writing so that I can get back to work and stop crying. But just know that you were they BEST DADDY EVER! I don't feel like I ever told you that enough. xoxoxo Go Gators!!!! Love always- Michelle

Diana Wheeler

June 20, 2018

Eddie will be missed more than words can express, but we have so many wonderful memories. He was a good man that was loved by many. I pray that God will bless Joyce, Tina & Michelle with his peace. Johnny has another great Gator fan with him in heaven.

Cindi Barmer

June 15, 2018

Joyce, Michelle and Tina, We are so very sorry for your loss. I will miss Eddie coming into work and always saying Good Morning to everyone. He was such a gentleman. May God bless you all. Go Gators. Cindi and Tim Barmer

Andy and Judith Arnold

June 15, 2018

Today we say goodbye to a very special friend. It is hard to imagine the days ahead without Eddie and his infectious attitude and outlook. We will cherish the wonderful memories made throughout the years. We know your loss is deep and we will continue to pray for you Joyce, Denise, Michelle, Tina and family.

Brittani Sego

June 14, 2018

Uncle Eddie was a great man. He always seemed interested in my playing softball. You always knew that he cared. Uncle Eddie will be greatly missed. He was a family man and a Gator Man. There was no other Florida Gator Fan like Uncle Eddie. I miss you Uncle Eddie and love you always.