Dr. James William “Bill” McDonald Jr., 47, Hardinsburg, IN

Dr. James William “Bill” McDonald Jr., 47, Hardinsburg, IN


Dr. James William “Bill” McDonald Jr., 47, Hardinsburg, IN passed away Monday January 29, 2018.

He was born in Bedford, IN on April 26, 1970 to James William McDonald Sr. and Lois Elaine Buck McDonald.

He married Lindsay Rutherford McDonald on March 22, 1997.

He was proceeded in death by his mother Lois when he was 7 years old, and also his paternal grandparents Noel and Pearl McDonald, maternal grandparents Frank and Hazel Buck, maternal grandfather Donnel Sipe.

He was a member of the Paoli Christian Church in Paoli, Indiana, Indiana Veterinary Medical Association, American Veterinary Medical Association, he was elected to the Paoli School Board in 1996 and had served as president for many years and was always dedicated to the betterment of the school and the students’ best interest.

He served ten years as a 4-H member and continued to be a volunteer and generous donor to the Orange County 4-H programs.

He was a partner with his family in McDonald Farms and South-Central Collision Center and sole owner of McDonald Veterinary Clinic.

He attended Paoli Schools and graduated from West Washington High School as Valedictorian of his class in 1988.

He went on to receive his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Purdue University in 1994 where he was president of the veterinary school student body.

He received the top surgeon award and the compassionate care award. He went on to open his own veterinary practice in January 1995.

Survivors include:

His Wife:​​​​​​​​​​​​​Lindsay McDonald, ​​​​Hardinsburg, IN

​James William Sr. and Barbara McDonald ​Hardinsburg, IN

Maternal grandmother:
​Virginia Sipe,​​​​​Portland, IN

​Louanne and Jon Lashbrook ​​​Paoli, IN

​Max and Linda Rutherford, ​​​Paoli, IN

​Jacob William McDonald​​​All still at home
​Joseph Thomas McDonald,​​​All still at home

​Madelyn Jo McDonald,​​​​All still at home

​John R. ‘Bob” McDonald​ and Paula​​Hardinsburg, IN

Peter David McDonald and Autumn​​Noblesville, IN

Susan McDonald Umpleby and Dave,​​Hardinsburg, IN

Leah and Al Becht,​​​​Paoli, IN
​Marc and Dorothy Rutherford, ​​​Paoli, IN

Surviving Dr. James William “Bill” McDonald Jr. are his nieces and nephews Alleigh and Luke Becht, Rachel and Lauren Umpleby, Megan McDonald, and Charleigh, Camryn, Chayse, and Cruze McDonald.

Funeral Services will be at 1:00 PM, Thursday February 1, 2018 at Paoli Christian Church in Paoli, Indiana with Brother Rob Lee, Brother George Key and Brother Gary Swick officiating. Interment will follow in the Hardinsburg Community Cemetery in Hardinsburg, Indiana.

Visitation will be held 2-8 PM, Wednesday January 31, 2018, and from 10 AM until the time of service on Thursday at Paoli Christian Church, 1700 W. Hospital Road, Paoli, IN 47454.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Orange County Humane Society, 856 N Greenbriar Drive, Paoli, Indiana 47454 or the Paoli FFA Barn Project, % Paoli High School, Paoli FFA, 501 Elm Street, Paoli, Indiana 47454 in the name of Dr. James William “Bill” McDonald.

Arrangements made by Dillman-Scott Funeral Home, 226 W. Campbell Street, Paoli, IN 47454.

Online Condolences may be made at Dillman-Scott Funeral Home.Com