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Thomas "Howard" McDonald

April 18, 1927 — November 24, 2021

On November 24, 2021, Thomas “Howard” McDonald passed away after a brief illness at the age of 94. He was always known as Howard to his family and friends. Although he considered himself a lifelong resident of Logan, WV, he passed away in Little River, SC where he had been living

with family over the past eighteen months.

He was born April 18, 1927. He was the son of the late Violet and Homer McDonald. He was predeceased by JoAnn, his wife of 64 years; his daughter Debbie Jeffrey and son-in-law, Rod Jeffrey; his great-granddaughter Kaitlyn and his siblings, Lovell, Jim, Bill, John, Darrell, Paul, Marion and Arcola Dever, Frances Robinette.

He is survived by his sons Larry and his wife Susie of Little River, SC; Dana and his wife Becky of Scott Depot, WV, his grandchildren, Larry Scott and wife Traci of Columbus, OH, Matt Jeffrey and wife Sarrah of Logan, WV and Zoey of Scott Depot, WV, his great-grandchildren, Jeffery, Sara, Deven and Karlee of Columbus, OH and Eli and Ally Jeffrey of Logan, WV. In addition, he had three great-great-grandchildren Sophia, Emma and Collette, all of Columbus, OH. He is also survived by a special sister-in-law, Norma Fellure of Hurricane.

Howard worked almost his entire career as Warehouse Manager for the Logan Hardware and Supply Company/Logan Corporation. He served in the U.S. Army where he was posted in Alaska. He was
also a member of the Logan Kiwanis for more than 52 years, a group that he thought of as his second family.

Services will be held on Saturday, December 4, 2021, at Akers-James Funeral Home of Aracoma with Paster John Godby officiating. Visitation will begin at noon and services will begin at 1:00 PM.

Serving as pallbearers will be members of the Kiwanis Club of Logan. He will be laid to rest at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Pecks Mill, WV.

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Arrangements have been entrusted to Akers-James Funeral Home, Logan, WV.

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