Wilford "Will" McDonald, age 87, of Murphy, passed away Wednesday, September 1, 2021, at Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga. Mr. McDonald was born May 20, 1934, in Murphy, NC, to the late Bob McDonald and the late Hannah Dailey McDonald. He attended Boiling Springs Baptist and was an avid hunter and fisherman. Will loved the outdoors. He was preceded in death by his father, Bob McDonald, mother, Hannah Dailey McDonald, son-in-law, Billy Harbin, brother, Bud McDonald, sisters, Belvie Caldell, Genevia Totherow, and Lenore Totherow.
Survivors include his wife of 69 years, Thelma "Dean" McDonald, daughter, Debbie Harbin, sisters, Ollie Martin, Nina Graves, and Ellen Seabolt, grandchildren, Amy Jones and Nathan Harbin, great-grandchildren, C.J. Jones, Luke Harbin, Jake Harbin, and Hadlee Harbin.
Funeral services: Friday, September 3, 2021, at 2:00 pm at the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel of Murphy, with Rev. Edis Dockery and Rev. Richard Roberson officiating. Music provided by Lisa Roberson. Interment will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery. Pallbearers: Jimmy Totherow, Rhuel Hughes, David McDonald, Jeff Martin, Keith Martin, and Don Stiles. Honorary pallbearers: Ronnie Roger, Steve Martin, and Melvin Patterson.
The family will receive friends at the Cochran Funeral Home of Murphy, Friday, September 3, 2021, from 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm.
Arrangements entrusted to the Cochran Funeral Home of Murphy, NC. You may send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com.