William Henry McDonald, Jr.

McDonald William

Bill McDonald, 65, of Kansas City, Missouri, passed away June 16, 2014 at his home.

He was born July 26, 1948 in Kansas City, Missouri, son of William Henry McDonald Sr. and Maxine (Kuhlmann) McDonald.

Bill graduated from Ruskin High School and served in the US Coast Guard in Viet Nam. Bill was a plumber/pipe fitter and belonged to the plumbers union local #8. After retirement, Bill hunted, golfed and cared for dogs. Bill cared for and treasured his family and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his mother and is survived by his father, his daughter, Nikki Sidebotttom, five siblings; Karen Orick, Kathy Sapp, Kristine Cary, Brian McDonald, and Bradley McDonald, and nieces and nephews.

A Mass will be held at 11:00 am, Friday, June 20, 2014 at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 11822 Holmes, Kansas City, Missouri. A private burial will be held later at Leavenworth National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Disabled Veterans or to the charity of your choice.


  1. Kristine Cary on June 16, 2021 at 10:47 pm

    You left us 7 years ago today. Sometimes it seems like months, weeks, and sometimes days that you have been gone. I miss our conversations we were having on the phone shortly before you passed. I was suppose to call you back and thought I had more time. You were so funny the last time I talked to you while I was playing scrabble with my granddaughter Alexis. That’s one thing I missed most about you was your laugh. There were so many timescwhen I was a kid that you happened to be there when I realy needed you. You would pick on me but in a good way. You were a goid brother and I have so many goid memories of you. Hope you are in peace. Love you, Krissy (as you always called me), just you, no one else called me that. That will always be special to me. Rest in peace big brother.

  2. Brian M. McDonald on September 11, 2015 at 10:21 am

    Thank you for your service, brother Billy. I love and miss you very much. My life has a void that will never be replaced. I know you are with the angels and are in God’s arms.

  3. Bob in Grandview, Missouri on July 1, 2014 at 5:10 pm

    I am grateful for the life of Mr. McDonald. Thanks to his service and to the service of others in our armed forces, my family and I have been able to lead our lives in freedom and peace.

  4. Kristine Cary on June 25, 2014 at 11:50 am

    Miss you already Billy.

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