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After celebrating 90 years of life, on Nov. 13, 2016 Donald Herbert (Mac) McLain transitioned from this life to the next. A native of Ohio, he resided in Virginia after 23 years of service in the U.S. Army, retiring as a W2. He was a veteran of World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. After retiring from the military, he worked for Colonial Williamsburg with 20 years of service as a mechanic. He also worked at Tidewater Nursery and started Mac’s Small Engine Repair Shop. He was a member of Masonic Lodge 337, the American Legion Post 368 and former member of the James City County Ruritan Club.
Donald is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 67 years, Zora A. McLain. They were married on July 14, 1949, in Olympia, Wash. Donald was predeceased by his parents, James and Lena Marie; brothers, Lloyd, Cecil and Howard; and sister, Bernice Bridges. He is survived and remembered by brother, Ralph, and sisters, Faith Deal and Phillis McEowan; sons, Donald, Jeff, Pat, Chris; daughters, Linda Leffler and Sandy Smith; 13 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren.
The visitation will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 16, from 6-8 p.m. at Nelsen Funeral Home, 3785 Strawberry Plains Rd., Williamsburg, Va., where a funeral service will be held on Thursday, Nov. 17, at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at Peninsula Memorial Park, 12750 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, Va.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to James City County Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 321, Toano, Va.