Wesley McDonald

Wesley McDonald


William Wesley McDonald, 48, son of Bill and Marianne McDonald of North Myrtle Beach, SC, passed away on Friday April 6, 2018, from complications of a rare lung disease.

Born on October 16, 1969, he was a graduate of North Myrtle Beach High School and of NC State University. Wes spent many years working as a soil scientist for environmental companies, first in Columbia, SC, and later in Salt Lake City, Utah. More recently, he worked as a Realtor. He was a sports enthusiast and an avid outdoorsman, enjoying golf, fly fishing, hiking, camping and kayaking.

The most important thing in Wesley’s life were his two little boys, Benjamin Archer and Ronan Sage, of Charleston, to whom he was devoted. In addition to his sons and his parents, he is survived by his sister, Susanne Oppegaard and husband, Michael of Hampstead, NC, the mother of his children, Lil Surprenant of Charleston, his father-in-law, Karl Dargan of Bishopville, his aunt, Ann Meares of Hartsville, his uncle, Charles Whaley of Socastee, and his cousins, Tom and Brian Meares, John and Katherine Whaley and Jona Lynch. Preceding Wes in death was his beloved furry friend McBee, who was his fishing and hiking buddy.

A celebration of Wesley’s life will be held on Sunday, April 15, 2018, at 2:00 PM at First Presbyterian Church, 1300 North Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach.

Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church Building Fund, PO Box 70127, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572, or to the charity of one’s choice.

An online guestbook is available at www.msfh.net.


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Created On: 11/01/2018 08:55:24

Please accept my sincere condolence. May you find comfort through the Word of God. “He will actually swallow up death forever, and the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will certainly wipe the tears from all faces…” Isa 25:8. This promise will be accomplished by means of God’s Kingdom or government with His son Jesus Christ ruling as king (Dan 2:44).

Joyce and Butch Gardner
N. Myrtle Beach,SC
Created On: 04/14/2018 15:58:10

Marianne and Bill , we are thinking of you both and your family during this very difficult time. We wish you comfort and peace. May God's blessings bring you strength. Ashley sends sympathy to you both.

Kathy Collins
Plymouth, MI
Created On: 04/12/2018 14:45:14

Bill, Marianne and family, You are in my thoughts and prayers. May God bless Wesley and hold him near.

Kenny and Wilma Lynch
Hartsville, SC
Created On: 04/11/2018 20:06:44

Billy Mac, Marianne, and Susanne,

Words cannot express our sorrow for you during this time.

You all are in our thoughts and prayers.

Much Love,
Kenny and Wilma

Russell & Sue Burgess
North Myrtle Beach
Created On: 04/11/2018 19:23:04

So very sorry to hear of your loss. I remember when Bill had a little team and Wes played against Rusty. Such a nice young man. May the Lord keep you in his loving care. Our deepest sympathy to all of you.

Mikey Hough
North Myrtle Beach, S. C.w
Created On: 04/10/2018 18:45:07

Bill, Marianne and Susanne, I don't have the words to express my deep sorrow after hearing of the passing of Wes. He was such a great guy and I don't ever remember his face without a smile on it. May God grant you peace and comfort in your hearts. RIP, Wes.

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