Daniel Timothy McDonaldFebruary 3, 1997 ~ May 21, 2017 (age 20)
Daniel Timothy McDonald, age 20, of Huntington, W.Va., joined our Lord on Sunday, May 21, 2017, at Hoops Family Children’s Hospital (Cabell Huntington Hospital). His Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 25, 2017, at Our Lady of Fatima Church with Father Paul Yeunger officiating. Burial will follow in Spring Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at Beard Mortuary. Daniel was born February 3, 1997, at Cabell Huntington Hospital, the son of Timothy Joseph McDonald and Sandra Kay Akers McDonald. In addition to his parents he is survived by siblings, brother Robert Sterling Hall III and Kathleen Marie Barton (Danny); nephews, Vaughn and Sebastion, niece, Alessandra; grandparents, Kathleen Maynard, Michael McDonald and Jeri McDonald; uncles, Greg Akers (Susan), Michael McDonald (Diane) and Terry McDonald (Amy); cousins, Bradley Akers, TaBetha and Mylee Awaldt, Ashley, Elle and Presley Faykus, and Patrick, Hannah and Mary McDonald. He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Jimmy D. Akers and Daniel T. Maynard of Huntington, WV. Daniel attended Huntington High School and was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Church. He enjoyed classical music, amusement parks, aquariums and movies. Daniel’s love was pure, innocent and unconditional which he shared with family and friends with loving SMILES. He inspired others to open their hearts and made the world a brighter place. Very Special Thank You to Daniel’s loving caregiver, Missy Taylor; his teachers Rene Kessinger - Peyton Elementary, Anne Farley - Davis Creek Elementary, Terri Holley – Huntington Middle School, and Jonna Davis - Huntington High School; High School nurses, Jayme Erwin and Beverly Marshall, Dr. Matthew Harris and staff; Dr. Pino, Dr. Frazier; and PICU nurses of Hoops Children's Hospital who provided exceptional loving care. The family requests, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Daniels name to Hoops Family Children's Hospital. The love that Daniel left in this world will live on in the hearts of all he touched.