Joshua David Macdonald, age 26, died on December 31, 2018. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, January 4th at Darlington Presbyterian Church. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 on Thursday evening at Belk Funeral Home.
Born in Seneca, SC on August 13, 1992, he is the son of Allan R. and Echo-Leigh Bertolini Macdonald. Raised in the shadows of Clemson University, Joshua was a homeschooled student and sports enthusiast, especially when it came to Clemson football and baseball. He was recently named "Fan of the Year" by Clemson University's Florence Area Prowl and Growl. Joshua also enjoyed being outdoors playing golf, hunting, shooting, bicycling, and going on adventures with his brother, Eddy.
He was well known in the hallways of Darlington Presbyterian Church, where he was quick to greet you with a smile and friendly "Hey". He was the Honorary Head Usher of the church, and looked forward each week to serving with his "League of Extraordinary Gentleman". Joshua also sang on the praise team for Darlington Presbyterian and was active in the College and Career group. Always cheerful despite many adversities, he was an inspiration to many, at McLeod Health and Fitness Center and elsewhere.
In addition to his parents, Dr. and Mrs. Allan Macdonald of Darlington, he is survived by his siblings, Andrew (Sarah) Robertson Macdonald of San Francisco, Edward Daniel Macdonald of Colorado Springs, CO. He is also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins and other extended family.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Somerled Donald St. Maur Macdonald and Myrta Robertson Macdonald and maternal grandparents, Eleanor Lucille Bertolini and Edward Joseph Bertolini.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Joshua's name to either the Susan Johnson Memorial Fund at Darlington Presbyterian Church, or to the Clemson Life Program, ("Clemson University Foundation"). In the Memo line write "Clemson LIFE Foundation Account" or "Grace Clements Scholarship" and mail to the following address: Clemson University Foundation, PO Box 1889, Clemson, SC 29633}.
JAN 3. 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Belk Funeral Home - Darlington
229 West Broad Street
Darlington, SC, 29532
JAN 4. 11:00 AM
Darlington Presbyterian Church