Friends and family have shared their relationship to show their support.
How do you know Richard Lee McDonald?
We are sorry for your loss.
Help others honor Richard's memory.
Coping with Grief
We would like to offer our sincere support to anyone coping with grief. Enter
your email below for our complimentary daily grief messages. Messages run for up to one year and you
can stop at any time. Your email will not be used for any other purpose.
Richard Lee McDonald
July 30, 1937 ~ September 23, 2023 (age 86) 86 Years Old
1 Tree, Flower, or Condolence has been shared with support of Richard's family - View on Tribute Wall
Richard Lee McDonald, 86, of Rantoul, passed away on the morning of Saturday, Sept. 23, 2023, at his home, surrounded by his family.
He was born July 30, 1937 in Charlestown, W.Va., a son of Roy L. and Maebelle (Rutherford) McDonald. He married Joan Betty Barnes on March 22, 1958. She preceded him in death on Nov. 27, 2016.
He is survived by two daughters, Sharon McDonald of Rantoul and Deborah McDonald of Rantoul; a brother Donald (Anne) Rutherford of Va.; a niece, Annie (Chris Rhodes) McDonald of Baltimore, Md.; two granddaughters, Lisa (Michael) and Jenny; nine great-grandchildren; and ten great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Pamela Mercer and a brother, Charles McDonald.
Richard “Mac” loved his country and was proud to serve for 20 years in the U.S. Air Force including the Vietnam War. He later retired from Civil Service.
He loved watching football, especially the Baltimore Ravens and the Illini. He also enjoyed flowers and tending to them. Most of all he LOVED his family, hugs and handshakes from his grandchildren; made his day.
A funeral service will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday at Lux Memorial Chapel, 1551 E. Grove, Rantoul. Burial will follow in Danville National Cemetery, 1900 E Main St, Danville.
Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service, also at Lux Memorial Chapel.