2017-04-22 / Obituaries

William Kenneth “Kenny” Donaldson


William Kenneth “Kenny” Donaldson

A celebration of life visitation for William Kenneth “Kenny” Donaldson, age 48, of Buckeye Lake, will be held from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. on Sunday, April 23, 2017, in the chapel of the Kirkersville home of Hoskinson Funeral and Cremation Service; 285 East Main Street in Kirkersville.

Kenny died early Tuesday, April 18, 2017, following complications from surgery.

He was born October 23, 1968, the son of the late Frank Wayne and Carolyn Ruth (Redd) Donaldson. He was a graduate of Deland High School in Deland, Florida, Class of 1987, and was a department manager at Walmart in Heath for 10 years. Kenny was a member of the Christian Life Center in Heath; loved the  Ohio State Buckeyes and Cincinnati Bengals; and enjoyed participating in fantasy baseball and football leagues.

He is survived by his loving family: his wife, Rachel, whom he married on July, 28, 2002; his two sons, Matthew and Dillon; his brother, Michael (Kathleen) Donaldson of Florida; his mother-in-law, Bonnie (Stan) Mansfield of Buckeye Lake; aunt, Marilyn (Jerry) Ulry; aunt, Donna Barnes and uncle, Bob (Sandy) Donaldson; several cousins; many friends; and his church family at Christian Life Center.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and his grandparents, Rev. William K. and Glenna Redd.


The family prefers that memorials be directed to the Matthew and Dillon Donaldson Education fund, c/o Park National Bank, Hebron, for his sons’ future education.

Kenny shared the gift of life by donating organs to Lifeline of Ohio.

Hoskinson Funeral and Cremation Service, Kirkersville, is honored to care for Kenny and the Donaldson family.
An on-line guest register and video tribute to Kenny are available at www.hoskinsonfuneral.com.

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