Edward Wilson McDonough Jr., 71, worked as a truck driver for 46 years

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Edward Wilson McDonough Jr.
Edward Wilson McDonough Jr.

Edward Wilson McDonough Jr., 71, of Wilmington, passed away Saturday, June 25, 2016, at his residence surrounded by his family. Born May 23, 1945, in Wilmington, he was a son of the late Edward Wilson McDonough and Eleanor Lois West McDonough.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother and half-brother.

He is survived by his wife, Carrie H. McDonough; two children, Charity F. Mileham and William E. McDonough, both of Mt. Pulaski, Ill.; two stepdaughters, Betty A. Fernandez and Debbie L. Hufham; and four grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, three step-great-grandchildren, three half-sisters and two half-brothers.

Mr. McDonough was an over-the-road truck driver for over 46 years, with his last few years working locally for MCO Trucking. He served in the U.S. Army, with three tours in Vietnam, and one as a volunteer for his brother. He was honorably discharged as an SP4.

His family will remember him as a good husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 28, at Andrews Mortuary Market Street. His Pastor, Dr. Sam Zumwalt, will conduct graveside services at 4 p.m. Wednesday, June 29, in Greenlawn Memorial Park with a reception following at St. Matthew’s Evangelical Lutheran Church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Property Committee or Church Council at St. Matthew’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 612 South College Road, Wilmington, NC 28403.

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