John Thomas McDonald aka "Tommy" 

February 20,1956- September 13,2020

Dear Family & Friends,

Linda and I are planning a celebration of life for my dad at a later time, when it is safe to gather and it can be done in a way that truly honors his life & the journey from the boy that you knew to the man he became.  

We understand that everyone is mourning and the traditional thing is to have a funeral right after death, but as you know my daddy was far from traditional and we are honoring his wishes.  

I know that he loved all of you very much.  

We are all sad that he is no longer here on earth, but we can take comfort in knowing that he now has a new body in heaven with Jesus.  His spirit will never die and we will see him again someday. 

We love you all and will reach out as soon as we are able to take a deep breath, grieve our loss, and properly plan a party that will honor the man we all love so deeply. 

Until then, I will be working on this blog to keep his memory alive and tell some of the stories he has shared about his life growing up. 


Mandy & Linda

To honor him:

Make a donation to Second Harvest Food Bank  CLICK HERE

Make a donation to UNC Cancer Hospital  CLICK HERE