Thomas Lewis Donald

November 28, 1942November 29, 2012

Thomas Lewis Donald, 70, of Lynchburg, died, Thursday, November 29, 2012, at his residence. He was the husband of Betty Harris Donald. Born November 28, 1942, in Lynchburg, he was the son of the late James Wyatt Donald and the late Frances Burns Donald.

Tommy was a retired groundsman for the City of Lynchburg and a member of Jordan Baptist Church. He was also a former employee of the Lynchburg Foundry, where he served for 29 years. Tommy also served our country in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War.

In addition to his wife, Tommy is survived by his children, Thomas L. Donald, Jr. of Roanoke, Timothy J. Donald and his wife Cindy of Lynchburg, Tracy W. Donald and his wife Shannon of Lynchburg, Tonya S. Donald of Lynchburg; his step-children, Angela Barricks of Lynchburg, Donald “Red” E. Barricks and his wife Janet of Concord, and James E. Barricks and his wife Angelia of Lynchburg; five siblings, James W. Donald, Jr. and his wife Jane of Madison Heights, Pat D. Lawhorne of Lynchburg, Edward “Butch” Donald of Lynchburg, Jacque Donald and his wife Barbara of Lynchburg and Ricky Donald and his wife Kathy of Lynchburg; and nineteen grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be conducted 1:00p.m.., Monday, December 3, 2012, at Jordan Baptist Church with the Rev. Melvin Campbell officiating. Interment will follow at Fort Hill Memorial Park, where the American Legion Post 16 will present Military Honors.

The family will receive friends, 3-5 p.m., Sunday, December 2, 2012, at Whitten Timberlake Chapel and at other times at the residence.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the needs of the family.


  • Visitation Sunday, December 2, 2012
  • Funeral Service Monday, December 3, 2012

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Pamela Enochs

December 7, 2012

I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Tommy, your family is in our prayers he is in a much better place now, if there is anything we can do please let us know, Pam Enochs and the Enochs Family (Doris Donald Enochs family)

Shannon Ray

December 6, 2012

I am so very sorry to hear about this loss. Tommy was a great man. I remreber him bring all the kids in to AWANAS and church every week. I will miss his humor and ablity to make tohers smile.

Elizabeth Mason

December 3, 2012

So sorry for your loss.Tommy was such a great man.I have admired him all my life.He was so funny & full of himself.He was my rock everyday in the hospital whn my daddy was so sick and then passed.Im glad he is not suffering anymre.We all will see him in heaven tho.Always remember to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord.Amen oxox

Monika Lankford

December 3, 2012

Tommy was such a wonderful man. What I remember about Tommy the most was his love for Butch.. Prayers and love go out to the Donald family.

Candyce Grant

December 3, 2012

I love you Pop....sleep sweetly.

Stacey/Mark Donald

December 2, 2012

Praying for the family during these trying times.

Teresa Coleman Barber

December 1, 2012

To the Donald Family, I am so sorry for the loss your family is suffering. May God comfort you with his peace. Sending prayers and many thoughts to each of you!

John and Pam Jarman

December 1, 2012

We are praying for your family during this difficult time. Please let us know if we can do anything.

Wanda Booth

December 1, 2012

So sorry to hear of Tommys passing, may your faith & Prayers from family & friends bring you confort in your time of need. Wanda Mason Booth

David/Cathy Hall

December 1, 2012

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.