Larry W. McDonald, 57, of Rockville and formerly of Brazil, passed away Friday, July 23, 2004, in the Lee Allan Bryant nursing home.
Born June 20, 1947, in Brazil, he was the son of Charles E. and Virginia E. Geilhart McDonald.
He was a Staff Sergeant in the Army, serving in Vietnam. He received the Army Commendation Medal with V device, a Good Conduct Medal Bronze Clasp with two loops, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal with Device 1960; Combat Infantryman Badge; and was a Sharpshooter (M-16 rifle).
He was a member of Christ Community Church, a life member of the Brazil American Legion and VFW, the Rockville American Vets, the Brazil Moose, Eagles and Masonic Lodge 541, F&AM.
His parents and a brother, James E. McDonald, preceded him in death.
Survivors inlcude a daughter, Penny Nevins, of Brazil; a brother, Bill McDonald, and wife, Joyce, of Brazil; three granddaughters, Virginia and Mary Raab of Brazil and Bobbi Raab of Terre Haute; aunts and uncles Wayne and Evelyn Parkins of Brazil, Irene McDonald of Brazil and Fred and Dorothy Geilhart of Arlington, Texas; a sister-in-law, Jackie McDonald; and a large extended family.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Miller Memorial Chapel with Pastor Greg Comp officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday, 5-8 p.m. Burial will be in Summit Lawn Cemetery with Military graveside rites.
The Veterans will hold a walk-through at 6 p.m. Tuesday. A Masonic rites services will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday conducted by Lodge 541 F&AM.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Brazil VFW or American Legion. Envelopes will be available in the funeral home.
Light a candle in his memory at www.millermemorialchapel.com.