Albert Richard Donahue Sr. 69, of Gilbert, SC passed away March 19th, 2022. The son of Joe and Bessie Donahue, Albert was born in Richland County, SC on March 9th, 1953. Albert is preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, sisters and his son, Scott Gross; his granddaughters, Allison and Mackenzie Donahue and Brittany Gross; and his loving wife, Nancy Donahue.
Albert Donahue is survived by his sisters, Joanne Eargle (Frances) and Sara Glenn (Tommy); his children, Tracie Donahue, Rick Donahue (Lisa), Roy Donahue, and Jodie Donahue (Danielle), Lonnie Gross and Brad Gross; his grandchildren, Alexis Gross, Jesse Donahue, Mason Donahue, Angelina Donahue, Jacob Donahue, Madelyn Donahue, and Jase Donahue; and his many nieces and nephews.
Albert Donahue Sr. served his country Honorably in the South Carolina Army National Guard from 1979-1991. Following his service, Mr. Donahue went to work as a truck driver and mechanic. Albert loved spending time with his family. He enjoyed going to his grandchildren’s baseball games and other events. He also loved woodworking, working in his yard, and western movies. There never was a bigger John Wayne, Clint Eastwood, or Chuck Norris fan. Albert was known as someone who would always tell you exactly what he meant and never bit his tongue. Albert R. Donahue, Sr. will be deeply missed by his family and friends.
Funeral Services will be held for Mr. Albert R. Donahue, Sr. on Thursday, March 24th, 2022 at 11 am at Thompson Funeral Home, 4720 Augusta Rd. Lexington, SC. Visitation will be held the previous night on Wednesday, March 23rd, 2022 from 6-8pm. Burial will follow the service at Crescent Hill Memorial Gardens, 2603 Two Notch Rd. Columbia, SC.