McDonald Barnard, 95, of 211 Milton Brown Heirs Road, Boone, passed away Friday, Oct. 4, 2013.
He was born, raised, and attended school in Statesville. McDonald worked at Vance Soda Shop in Statesville in 1941 and later at Roses Department Store. He was drafted into the military and served in the Infantry in North Africa during World War II where he received the Infantry Badge, Bronze Medal, and Purple Heart. After the war, he attended King's Business College in Charlotte. McDonald worked for Trailmobile in Charlotte for several years before transferring to Greensboro as office manager. Having never married, he enjoyed his sisters' families and would take them with him on his annual vacations. Most of those vacations were spent in the North Carolina mountains. These trips led to his establishing permanent residency in Boone in 1957.
Mr. Barnard is survived by many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Curtis and Daisy Campbell Barnard; four sisters, Ethel Brewer, Nella Barnard, Helen Bell, and Lucile Westbrook, and two brothers, William Barnard and Royal Barnard.
Graveside services, with full military honors, provided by North Iredell American Legion Post 113, will be conducted 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, at Grassy Knob Baptist Church Cemetery, in Union Grove. Officiating will be the Rev. Kenny Newberry.
Online condolences may be sent to the Barnard family at http://www.hamptonfuneralnc.com.
Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service, in Boone, is in charge of the arrangements.