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Lynwood L. McDonald

March 11, 1950 ~ September 7, 2020 (age 70)


Mr. Lynwood Luther McDonald, 70 of Angier died peacefully Monday, September 7, 2020 at UNC Medical Center in Chapel Hill following a rapid decline in his health.

A lifelong native of Harnett County, he was born on March 11, 1950 to the late Norman Thomas McDonald and Carolyn McDonald Doss. He was a graduate of Lillington High School and went on to get his degree in Architectural Design at Fayetteville Technical Community College. He retired as the Chief Building Inspector for Harnett County in 2009.

Lynwood had a deep love for his church and the pastor, Timmy Blair at Piney Grove Chapel Baptist Church in Angier. He also was an avid Carolina Tar Heels football and basketball fan, never missing an opportunity to watch a game. He had a love for cars, beach music, the beach, and watching for snow in the winter with his dear friend, Ray Clopton. But more than anything he loved his family, fiancé, his friends, and his Savior Jesus Christ.

Lynwood is survived by his mother, Carolyn McDonald Doss of Lillington; daughter, Leah Fussell and husband, Jonathan of Wallace; son, Noah McDonald and wife, Daisy McDonald of Lillington; sister, Norma Broglin of Godwin; brother, Tom McDonald of Chicago, IL; fiancé, Phyllis Wood of Angier; 3 grandchildren, Ayden Fussell and Camryn Fussell of Wallace, and Brodie McDonald of Lillington; nephew, Paul Broglin of Fayetteville; niece, Sonia Broglin of California.

Funeral services with be held at 2:00 on Friday, September 11, 2020 in the Chapel at O’Quinn-Peebles-Phillips Funeral Home in Lillington. Timmy Blair officiating. Burial will follow in Harnett Memorial Park. Family will receive friends following the burial. A guest book will be available at the funeral home for the public to sign on Thursday from 8:30 AM-5:00 PM and on Friday from 8:30 AM until the service time. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Liver Foundation, 39 Broadway, Suite 2700, New York, NY  10006 or

In accordance with current North Carolina COVID-19 guidelines, the funeral home requests that everyone in attendance practice social distancing and wear a face covering. 


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Funeral Service
September 11, 2020

2:00 PM

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