Obituary: Rev. Dr. B. Edwin McDonald
Rev. Dr. B. Edwin (Ed) McDonald went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Jan. 2, 2011. He was 71 years old. He was born May 17, 1939, in Charleston, W.Va. to L. Blake and Freda (Ramsay) McDonald.
He attended Trevecca Nazarene College, where Ed received a B.A. in Religion and Speech. While at Trevecca, he met the love of his life, Anne Elizabeth Haynes. They were married Ed's senior year. Ed went on to receive both a Masters of Divinity and a Doctorate of Divinity.
He began his pastorate in 1959 and was ordained in 1963 by Dr. Hugh C. Benner on the Akron, Ohio District. Ed retired in 2009, after 50 years of proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ. During those years he pastored in Tennessee, West Virginia, Ohio, Michigan, California, Oklahoma and Arizona. He served the last 17 years of his ministry at the First Church of the Nazarene, in Prescott, Ariz.
Ed loved his family and he loved to laugh. He also enjoyed yard work, play golf and watching boxing, football and baseball during regular Sunday afternoon naps.
He is preceded in death by his father L. Blake McDonald; his daughter, Melodie Ann McDonald; and one granddaughter Jessica Dawn Hoffman.
Ed is survived by his loving wife, Anne of Prescott, Ariz.; his mother Freda McDonald of St. Augustine, Fla.; his sister Margaret Hoover of Charleston, W.Va.; and his brother Robert McDonald (Pat) of St. Augustine, Fla.; two children, Elizabeth Dawn Hoffman (Keith) of Hudsonville, Mich. and Marc McDonald (Linda), of Glendale, Ariz.; five grandchildren, Ben Hoffman (Becky), Jon Hoffman (Alysa), Melanie Russcher (Tim), Josh Hoffman all from Western Michigan, Sarah McDonald of Glendale, Ariz.; and a great grandson Spencer Hoffman.
A service of Worship and Celebration of Life will be at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 7, 2011, at First Church of the Nazarene, Prescott, Ariz. The family has requested that Memorial Gifts in Rev. McDonald's name be made to the First Church of the Nazarene, 2110 Willow Creek Road, Prescott, AZ 86301.
Hampton Funeral Home was entrusted with the arrangements.
Please visit www.hamptonfuneralhome.com to sign Ed's guest book.
Information provided by survivors.