August 3, 2022, 79, Goldsboro –
Ronald Edward Donald, 79, peacefully passed away on Wednesday, August 3, 2022 at his home, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Pensacola, Florida on January 3, 1943 to the late George Cullen and Ara Belle Colson Donald.
In addition to his parents, Ron was preceded in death by his son, Jonathan Waverly Russell and his in-laws, Walter and Penny McFatter.
Ron is survived by his wife Debra McFatter Donald; children, Patricia Taylor of Kings Mountain, NC, Michael Donald of Kings Mountain, NC, Margaret Donald of Cary, NC, Curtis Wade Russell, Jr. and wife, Shannon of Wendell, NC, Jennifer Raven Smith and husband, Tim of Goldsboro, NC; sister-in-law, Pam James and husband, Charles; twelve grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren.
Ron attended Rosewood Worship Center in Goldsboro where he surrendered his life to the work of Jesus Christ. He served as Sunday School Superintendent, on the Board of Deacons, and as finance chairman.
Ron was employed in the retail business working with WalMart Stores in Smithfield, NC for nineteen years before retiring.
Ron enjoyed being outside enjoying a beautiful day either fishing or hunting. He loved sports and could often be found watching a game on television.
A service to celebrate Ron’s life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 6, 2022 in the chapel of Seymour Funeral Home with Rev. Horace Johnson and Rev. David Fields officiating. Interment will follow at Wayne Memorial Park. The family will receive friends during the hour prior to the service on Saturday from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Rosewood Worship Center, 2103 O’Berry Center Rd, Goldsboro, NC 27530.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Seymour Funeral Home and Cremation Service. Online condolences may be expressed at www.seymourfuneralhome.com.