A few weeks ago Don sent me an incredible letter. He thanked me for mentoring him in business and in life in general; frankly it should have been the other way around. One of the sentences read, “Since I normally don’t have the opportunity, I should probably tell you that you have had a profound influence on my life.” He went on to say he wanted me to know he was “forever indebted with gratitude” and closed with “I wish you all the best.” I never got to tell Don how mutual the feelings were. So Don, I can only pray that you can hear me now…Thank you for being such a good friend and rest easy big man we all loved you too.
I did not know your son, but I knew him through you and all you told me about him through the years. My heart and my prayers go out to his wife and family, and to you, my friend. Trysh Sadler
I am truly sorry for your loss.
Wendy & Robbie Shumaker
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Thank you for letting me know.You and Don’s family have been in our prayers. Your voice mail was full when I called, and I missed you when you were at the house but please let me know if there is anything I can do.I can at the very least keep an eye on your house for you. My telephone number is 724-2352. Donna Haplea, Chris. Farms neighbor.
In every life there comes a time to walk in shadows and in sunlight, to hear silence and song, to shed tears of sadness and of joy, to forget what has been taken and remember what has been given. How fortunate we are that in our hearts we keep forever the memories of those we love and the time we shared together. Our deepest sympathy.
Myrna and Steve
I am so sorry. My heart aches for you. I pray for you every day. I can’t imagine the sadness you are feeling.
Don loved you so much! I could see it the moment I met you. You made him get a look that could light up the room!
Don was so bright! He touched our lives with his sense of humor and hilarious comments about every day situations. He was a great friend. I admired him very much and it was easy to see why he fell in love with you.
Please call me when you are ready. Terri Liskey
I know I’m signing your guestbook years later but I just couldn’t face it until now. I think about you often. Even though we lost touch for many years, I never forgot you. You were there for me when I really needed a friend. I will always keep those memories close to my heart. You were truly one of a kind and a very special man. The world will never be the same without you. My sincere condolences to your family.
Dearest Debbie and Joyce,
All my prayers to you and your family durning this painfull time. My family will continue to keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
All my Love, Mary Collier
All of the women at The Well send their love,concern and prayers to you and your family at this sad time. Know that our spirit will always be there for you and yours.
With loving concern
I am so, so sorry about Don. Please know I am thinking of and praying for you and the boys.
Sending much love… Tara
Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. I am so very sorry for your loss. Clare
We were all so saddened by your loss. You have been in our thoughs and prayers, and we will continue to pray for you. Please let us know if there is anything we can ever do for you or the boys.
Jimmy, Elaine, Josh, Dara and Evelyn
I just wanted to let you know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers…In case you do not remember, you took care of me through Sentara Home Care while I was on TPN after gastric bypass surgery….You were so kind and wonderful to me, and through our talks I can only imagine how difficult this must be for you.
I just wanted you to know that I am thinking of you and your sons and you will be in my prayers.
If you would like to reach me, I am at 488-6855.
I am so so so sorry for you. As you know, Don was my best friend. I loved him like a brother. We became pals in college and remained ever since. We had special memories through the years that I will keep with me for the rest of my life. He was so unique and one of a kind. I miss him terribly as I know you do.
I can tell you how much he loved you because he told me often. Don once said ìGuy, Debra is perfect, I donít know how I got to be such a lucky manî. He was so proud of his new baby you made for him. He recently told me that you, the boys, and baby Don III, made his life complete. He cherished holding and cuddling the baby in the middle of the night when the house was silent. He called me just to tell me that. He was truly a loving man.
Don, I am honored to have been your pal.
Keep the skies clear, weíll meet again friend.
May God bless and look over you Debra.
You are a special person.
Terri & I love you.
Don was a wonderful person. I had the opportunity to work with him through my company Ocean Construction over the past years and always found him to be fair, honorable and a great man with a winning smile and can do attitude. I will truly miss him. There are so few individuals who had the personal integrity that Don had and the ability to convey that in every job we did together.
If there is anything I can do for the family please let me know.
Don, I’ve lost a good friend. May your spirit live on in the “BIG Sky”, keep ’em on their toes with your great wit and humor. You will certainly be missed.
Hi DEB! Sorry to hear about your husband.I just want to say my condolence.Sorry I cannot make the viewing & the services because I had to work at Beach General. Talk to you later. Russell
I am grateful to have known Don.I had the opportunity to work with him several times in the past. He always seemed eager to help. I am grateful to have known Don. He always had a contagious smile! He was a pleasure to work with . He was a very trustworthy and reliable guy. The last time I saw Don was a few days after the birth of his son, he was extremely excited and proud! He will be sorely missed by everyone! Our prayers are with his wife and family always….
I am shocked and saddened by this news. Please accept my heartfelt condolences. Best wishes to you and yours.
I am so saddened and devastated by this tragedy. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Deb, Im here for you.I pray God will help you through this. luv ya.
I am so sorry, I am a friend from the past. Don always made me laugh especially when he laughed. I always wondered how he was doing sounds like he had a beautiful life,a family, a son that will probably be just like him.
My sympathy to Don’s family,from your friend, Lisa Ricketts
I am so very sorry for your loss. Please know you are in my prayers and thoughts. Sheila
I send my love and condolences as well as my hopes for comfort during this difficult time for you and all of your family. Please know that you and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Joyce, I am so sorry to hear of the loss you and your family are going through. Please know that you and your family are in my Prayers. I will give you a call in a few days to see how every one is doing and if there is anything I can do to help out.
Our family would like to extend the deepest sympathy to Don’s family. Don and I were roomates back when we were waiters at the Cavalier Golf & Yacht Club. He was so full of life and energy when we knew each other.He always wanted to arm wrestle and would get up at 6:ooAM and yell to me, “Big Waves -gotta go surfing” even after we had worked all night taking care of our patrons. Such great memories of those days. Our deepest heart felt prayers go out to you and your family. The Joe Andrew Family
Prayers and Love.
Doug Coleman sent us the news. Very sorry to hear about your loss. We will remember Don Jr. in our prayers.
Bob Jomo and Gail
We never got the chance to meet Donald, but I did meet Deborah a few years ago jogging in our neighborhood. We also met Jacob-a wonderful and polite young man. Words can’t describe how saddened we are for your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. If you need anything please let us know. We live on Pine Bark Drive.
Michael,Darlene,Kevin & Scott Martin
We all still miss you and love you more than life Don !!!I think about you every day !!! I never thought about making a commit here…..but I still read the comments when I’m sad………… You will always be my heart and soul !!!
We are so saddened about the loss of Don. Words cannot express the saddness both Keith and I felt when we heard of his accident. Don made us smile, laugh and had such a positive outlook on life. We just saw Don, Debbie and your beautiful son a few weeks ago and Donny was so proud to show his new little one to us. Keith and Don had alot of great times over the years and he will be so missed. We are just so sorry…… Andrea and Keith Bateman