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Jay O'Donnell

d. February 5, 2019

ASHEVILLE – Jay O’Donnell, age 70, of Asheville, died Tuesday, February 5, 2019.

Jay was born April 1, 1948 in Los Angeles, CA to the late James B. and Stella Buckner O’Donnell; he was a resident of Buncombe County for the past six years. Living in Palmetto, FL where he worked as a supervisor on the docks, shipping and receiving goods.  Jay was a US Navy veteran, having served during the Vietnam War.

Surviving are his sister, Teresa Jarvis and husband Phillip; brothers, Rodney Mckinzie and wife Cathy, and Robin McKinzie and wife Brenda.

A private family service will be held at a later date.

West Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital at,

For those who desire, condolences may be offered to the family under Mr. O’Donnell’s obituary at

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