William Mason McDonald

August 19, 1948February 5, 2014

William Mason McDonald, 65, of Louisville passed away Wednesday, February 5, 2014. He was the eldest son born to Benjamin F. and Alice Robertson McDonald of Harrods Creek, Kentucky on August 19, 1948. Bill was a graduate of Westport High School, class of 1966, attended Western Kentucky University. He was a U.S. Army Veteran and proudly served his country during the Vietnam War. He was a retired instructor of the original RETS Electronic School. Bill was preceded in death by his father, Benjamin F. McDonald. Survivors include his mother; Alice R. McDonald; brother, Ben F. McDonald (Jane Deutsch) and girlfriend, Debbie Denton. A celebration of life will be conducted on Sunday, February 9th 2014, at 5 p.m. in the chapel of Arch L. Heady & Son Funeral Home at Westport Village 7410 Westport Road. Visitation will be from 2-4:30 p.m. Expressions of sympathy can be made through donations to the Wounded Warriors Project in Bill’s name. Please sign his guestbook and visit us online at


  • Memorial Visitation Sunday, February 9, 2014
  • Memorial Service Sunday, February 9, 2014

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Jan Goodman Roycraft

March 6, 2014

So sorry to hear of your loss. It has been a rough six months for you. Please know that you are always in my thoughts and prayers. I feel the pain you are enduring.

Glenda Bronger

February 23, 2014

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I worked with Bill at RETS for many years, he was a wonderful man. I have a lot of good memories of him. I will keep you all in my prayers.

scott tatum

February 18, 2014

so sorry for your loss

Adam Vogelsang

February 12, 2014

Benny aka Big bro, wordest can't express how sorry i am for your loss. I know you are hurting and feel empty but stay strong. The sun will come out tomorrow and shine some light on your horizon, because you must always keep your head up and continue to look forward. Your comfort when we lost Kent was priceless. So if there is anything at all i can help with or if you wanna grab a beer with somebody completely random from your day to day routine. By the way i must thank you for all the great memories as a child in the backyard and pool. Benny you are loved by all and have such a caring heart,i I'm sorry it hurts so bad. Call me or swing by the shop. Adam Vogelsang

Rick Strobel

February 10, 2014

Billy was always such a cheerful, happy-go-lucky guy. The world was a brighter place when he was around. He will be greatly missed.

Jim Strobel

February 9, 2014

i'll never forget Billy. We had some times together. The man could always make you smile. He will be fondly remembered.
Jim Strobel

Karen Huling- Gassman

February 9, 2014

My deepest sympathy to youall Alice, Benny& Bill. Billy had such a great sense of humor... Bet he's in heaven telling the rice Krispy joke! He will be missed!

February 9, 2014

Dear Benny and Alice, Im so sorry that we can't be there in person for Billy's memorial. Billy was one of my dearest friends. The world will be a sadder place without Billy's contagious since of humor. He was loved by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him. Sincerely, Keith, Patty, and Marshall Poynter New Orleans, LA

Dennis Martin

February 9, 2014

Billy always put a smile on my face as we went from teenagers running the streets of St. Mathews and off the 32 at plantation. My fondest memory will always be his great smile when we spent time together in Vietnam Thanks for the memories my friend

Sam Endicott

February 8, 2014

Thinking of you all! Hope you can find peace in this time of loss. With Love, Sporty