Ward D. McDonald

December 3, 1941September 22, 2017

Ward David McDonald, 75, of Fishersville passed away on Friday, September 22, 2017 at Augusta Health.

Born December 3, 1941 in Elkton, he was the son of the late Lurtie David and Edith (Life) McDonald.

Ward attended Good Shepherd Church of the Nazarene, Stuarts Draft. Prior to his retirement, he was employed with DuPont where he worked in the Maintenance Department for 38 years. Ward was an avid sports fan, enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and listening to political radio.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Linda Marie McDonald and his sister, Gaye Hume.

Survivors include his children, Sherry Mayo of Fishersville, Norman McDonald and wife, Sharon of Fishersville and Ward H. McDonald of Staunton; grandchildren, Morgan McDonald, Josh McDonald, Kirk Moser, Ashley McDonald, Amanda Collins and Felicia Hearl; a number of great-grandchildren; siblings, Roland D. McDonald and wife, Judy of McGaheysville and Gloria McDonald Meyers and husband, Roger of Harrisonburg; brother-in-law, Bob Hume of Harrisonburg; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at Good Shepherd Church of the Nazarene, 2348 Tinkling Spring Road, Stuarts Draft with Pastor Charles Perkins officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, McGaheysville.

Friends and family may view and sign the register book on Monday, September 25, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. at the Waynesboro Chapel of Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes, 618 W. Main St.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Ward’s memory to Good Shepherd Church of the Nazarene, 2348 Tinkling Spring Road, Stuarts Draft, VA 24477.

Relatives and friends may share condolences and memories with the family online by visiting



  • Visitation

    Monday, September 25, 2017

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, September 26, 2017


  • Interment, Officiating


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Tiffany Raines

October 6, 2017

Mr McDonald was my grandparents neighbor when I was a child. I have fond memories of him and Linda. Two very special people of my childhood. Condolences to the family.

Susie Henderson

September 29, 2017

I am so sorry to hear about Ward passing. I got to know him when I worked in Benger Lab at the Waynesboro DuPont Plant. He was always so much fun with a grin on his face all the time.

Linda & Martha Gooden

September 26, 2017

To Ward's Family, We are sorry to hear about Ward's passing and wanted to reach out to say that we are glad we got to know him and his family throughout the years. Ward and Linda were wonderful people from a good, solid family. We regret that we were not able to get to the funeral home yesterday to sign the book. He will be missed.

Tom and Shearon Humphreys

September 25, 2017

Ward, Morgan and family. So sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. God be with you all in the days ahead. All our love.

Sharon Fox

September 25, 2017

Praying for your family. God Bless You.

donnie lawhorne

September 25, 2017

sorry for your loss. I remember ward from DuPont and the stories about he and Jesse's fishing worm hunts.

Freda Kirby

September 24, 2017

Dear Sherry and family, I just wanted to let you know how sorry terry and I are to hear about Ward's death. I did not know him but terry thought the world of him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. I am sorry we are out of town and cannot be there.

Faith McDonald

September 24, 2017

So very sorry for your loss. He was a great granddad to Morgan and he will be missed. Keeping your family in my prayers.