Lyle W. Donaldson
President, Owner, Funeral Service Licensee
Lyle Donaldson is President and Owner of Donaldson Funeral Home & Crematory. He grew up in Pittsboro and is the seventh generation of his family to live in Chatham County. He is the son of Sara (Cooper) and the late Mark Donaldson.
Lyle graduated from Greensboro College with a BS in Business Administration and Economics. After experiencing the loss of his Grandmother while in college, Lyle found himself working a summer job at Hall-Wynne the following two years.
The desire to help families in their greatest time of need lead him to pursue a career as a Funeral Director. He enrolled in the Funeral Service Licensee program at Fayetteville Technical Community College and graduated in 2014. He was fortunate to serve his apprenticeship in Sanford, NC at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home under the leadership of Mr. Tommy Bridges.
Lyle has always had the desire to serve the people of Chatham County. In 2015 he purchased Hall-Wynne Funeral Service in Pittsboro. With the purchase of the business the funeral home is now once again under local ownership.
Lyle and his family have been life-long members of Hanks Chapel United Church of Christ in Pittsboro, NC. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time at the beach, duck hunting, an occasional baseball game, and most outdoor sports.
In September 2017 Lyle was selected by Department Chair of Funeral Service Education Ronald Montgomery, Jr. to serve as a Board Member on the Funeral Service Education Advisory Board at Fayetteville Technical Community College.
In October 2018 Lyle and Donaldson Funeral Home & Cremation were asked to serve as a Board/Coalition Member for Chatham-Orange Grief Oasis. A Grief Support Group in Chapel Hill.
Lyle is a member of the Masonic Columbus Lodge #102 A.F. & A.M. and a member of Rotary Club of Pittsboro, Chapter #88190 as well as the Chatham Chamber of Commerce.
Lyle and his new wife Brittany (Barham) Donaldson love to visit the local businesses and restaurants in downtown Pittsboro so please stop them and say hello when you see them.