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November 18, 2021

David Linden McDonald

David Linden McDonald A.K.A “Wildman”, 66, passed away surrounded by family November 10, 2021, at Shands Hospital in Gainesville, Florida.

Wildman was born September 16, 1955, in Jacksonville, Florida to late William H. Jr. And Verna McDonald. Wildman was a 1973 football graduate of Forest High School. He then continued his education at Florida State University, where he received his Bachelors Degree and graduated with honors and became a very successful CPA having his own business of McDonald and Company in Ocala.

Wildman met his love, Jenny Lee and they married April 7, 1978. They started their life together in Summerfield, FL where they had one son, John Claude McDonald A.K.A Red-dog.

In his spare time outside of his CPA work and busy tax seasons Wildman enjoyed spending his time outdoors. He was an avid hunter of many different species, from the swamps in Florida getting the Gators to the bears in Quebec, Canada. He loved his home away from home at the fishing camp in Steinhatchee with his best sidekick, Jenny Lee, Red-dog and family where they enjoyed the water. Spending days at a time fishing, scalloping and their rides on the airboat in the flats of the Gulf.

Wildman was an active member of the Shriners, Lions Club, Eastern Star, Scottish Rite Mason and many more.

David is survived by his loving wife, Jenny Lee McDonald of 44 years and son John Claude McDonald, Daughter in Law Melinda McDonald, grandson Lynden Teal McDonald all of Summerfield, FL. Brother William H McDonald, III and his wife Diane of Ocala, Fl. Sister Linda McDonald of High Springs, FL. Richard McDonald and his wife Maryanne of Ocala. Nieces Allison, Lindsay, Lauren and Gracie all of Ocala FL. Proceeded in death by both his Mother and Father and his nephew Alex McDonald.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, November 20, 2021, at 11:00 AM at the Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, 910 SE Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, FL 34471. Friends may gather from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM. Condolences may be left at



Joe Minich, Jr., 82, went to be with our Lord on Monday, October 25, 2021 in Paradise.

Memorial Service will be held at a later date to honor Joe.

Joe was born on January 7, 1939 to Joe Minich, Sr., and Ann Zernich in Rochester, Pennsylvania. He was a veteran and proudly served his country in the United States Army. Joe was self-employed and owned and operated Mijic Trucking Company for many years.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his daughter, Debbie Banner; his brothers, Mike Minich and Sam Minich.

Those left behind to cherish his memories are his daughter Cindy Campbell and husband Kevin of Paradise; his son, Steve Minich of Florida; his 5 grandchildren, Dustin and wife Emery, Laney, Dillon, and Tyler; his great-grandchild, Branson; his brother, Dale Minich and wife Mary; numerous extended family members and a host of good friends.

Hawkins Funeral Home ~ Bridgeport is in charge of arrangements..940-683-2211


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