Gerald “Gary” L. Donaldson

July 20, 1947 ‒ June 16, 2013

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Gerald “Gary” L. Donaldson, age 65, of Hilltop Drive, Mount Vernon, passed away on Sunday, June 16, 2013 at Country Court Nursing Home. He was born on July 20, 1947 in Mount Vernon, Ohio to the late Dwight “Dutch” and Evelyn (Bond) Donaldson. Gary served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War and received the National Defense Service and Vietnam Service Medals. He was a 1965 graduate of Mount Vernon High School and worked at National City Bank and State Farm Insurance in Mount Vernon.

Gary was an active member of the Mulberry Street United Methodist Church, Mt. Zion Lodge #9 F&AM and past member of Kiwanis, Rotary and Utica Sertoma. He was a board member and coach of the Knox County Colt Football League and served on the City of Mount Vernon Recreational Board.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Sue (Doup) Donaldson, his children, Amy Lee Donaldson of Mount Vernon and Bryan (Melissa) Donaldson of Mount Vernon, a grandson, Garrett Donaldson, two sisters, Cheryl (Larry) Schaffer of Mansfield and Kaila (Greg) Talbott of Mount Vernon and his canine companion, Willow.

Friends may call on Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home where a Masonic service will be held at 8 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Thursday at 11 a.m. with Rev. Warren Outhwaite officiating. Burial with military honors provided by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council will follow in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions in Gary’s name may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or Mulberry Street United Methodist Church.

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