David Alan Donaldson, 53, passed away Sunday evening, September 8, 2013 at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital, Pinehurst, NC.
David was born on February 16, 1960 in Columbia, South Carolina, the firstborn child of Rebecca Ann Donaldson and Paul Donaldson. He owned his own computer business, Big Nerd Computer Repair, and was excitedly beginning a career with Sedgewick Homes. His world revolved around his only child, a daughter Chloe' Donaldson, and his first and only grandchild, Ivy Elizabeth Peralta. His new granddaughter, 5 months, was the apple of his eye and brought him a great, wonderful, and irreplaceable happiness. He was a tender and kind man, a giant teddy bear who coached youth soccer for many seasons and enjoyed cycling in his younger years. He was a giving soul, and spent much of his later time working to help senior citizens learn to better use technology. He was preceded in death by his father, Paul Donaldson.
David is survived by his wife, Karen Donaldson, daughter: Chloe' Donaldson and fiance Jose Peralta, granddaughter: Ivy Peralta, mother: Rebecca Mitchell Donaldson, sisters: Tracy Williams and husband Bryan, Cristy Solomon and husband Andy, and nephews Micah, Asher, and Chason. David's extended family includes aunts Shirley Ann Maddox, Susan Baumgardner, Robin Whitehead, and Holly Mitchell. Uncles Jay Mitchell and Ed Whitehead, and cousins Cliff and Quint Maddox and families.
Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday September 14, 2013 at Kennedy Funeral Home, Robbins, NC.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the David Donaldson Memorial Fund, please contact Kennedy Funeral Home.
Thank you to all who have sent their wishes and prayers: they are a source of comfort to those who knew and miss him. David, of course, would've been embarrassed by the fuss.
Kennedy Funeral Home is assisting the Donaldson family.
Online condolences may be made at www.pinesfunerals.com

Memories Timeline


  1. Dave was always up…always smiling….always at his daughter’s soccer games. Dave was so kind and such a good DAD! we will miss him. Kay and Dick Graner, Brian and Kacey.

  2. Cloe,Tracy and Christy I can not express words of how this news makes me feel. I am so thankful to have been a small part of David’s life. We have all been through a lot together these last few years and I don’t know how I could have done it with out all

  3. To Karen, Chloe and family. I was Dave’s manager during his career at Pitney Bowes. Dave was very good in sales. He was a great team player. He was a very special man and loved his family. I am so sorry to hear about this. My thoughts and prayers are with

  4. Beckey, Tracy, Christy and Chole: I’m so sorry. Dave and I emailed almost every AM. It was a great way to start my day. The last time I saw him, he visited me in College Station, TX and we did "bonfire" before the A&M vs. U.T. game. Still, w

  5. I am sorry for your loss. I worked with Dave at Pitney Bowes over the years and appreciated his warm, wonderful smile. I love this picture. Bless you, Meade

  6. To the Family of David Donaldson –
    Though we may not have been part of your lives, David was and will always be a part of ours. In our high school and college days, David was never at a loss for words. He was always quick with a response and his &quo

  7. I met David once and he truly did seem as kind and wonderful as his mother described him. From all of the stories she told about him, he was a Lion (a football star), with a tender heart. The world has obviously lost a great deal with his passing. (Yet I

  8. God Bless you Chloe and family. Your Dad was very proud of you, as he always spoke of you when I talked to him. May his love and all the happy memories sustain you during this time. Mickey R. Brown, Robbins, NC

  9. Cloe’, Tracy, Christy, and Becky – It broke my heart when Cloe’ told me of Dave’s passing. I haven’t seen Dave in years, however we talked on the phone on a regular basis. Coaching football here in town (Las Cruces, NM) where Dave and I grew up, playing o

  10. We met Dave via his work with computers. He was in our home many times for several hours at a time. He was a very kind and gentle man and an awesome teacher. His patience at teaching us the most simple skills was remarkable! The kind things that have been

  11. Chloe and Ivy,
    We can’t say enough about the kindness of your dad/grandfather. He was a heck of a guy. And his love for you both was evident in everything he did. We loved being at soccer games together. Sitting by him was a highlight of the games.

  12. Coach Dave you were my coach last year in U12 soccer and you were awesome to have as a coach and a good friend.
    Prayers to you and your family.
    Sincerely, Zachary Aaron

  13. Mrs Donaldson, Tracy, Christy and Chloe – I was very saddened when I learned of Dave’s passing and have been thinking a lot over the past days of the good times we had growing up in Las Cruces . Dave and I were friends and we played football together in H

  14. I was devasted by the news of David’s passing. Friends often come and go, but David was always there for his friends, including me. We often traded e-mails and jokes and he always made me smile. He was so proud of his family, especially Chloe’ and Ivy. Da

  15. When you read comments made about loved ones who have left us, you wonder if the kind words are really true.
    Well, I can assure you anything said about David are, if anything, an understatement. David never understood how much he was loved by all of

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