He served in the U.S. Army from 1963-1965 in Niagara Falls, NY where he met and married Karen (Haseley) Hicks on August 6, 1966. In 1971, they moved to Bristol, TN where he was employed and later retired from Ball Corporation. He enjoyed car racing, hunting, and golfing, as well as RV traveling and Airstream camping.
His parents and his beloved daughter, Melinda Jenkins, preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife Karen, daughter Rebecca Whittemore (Matthew), and sons Jonathan Hicks (Renita), Christopher Hicks, and son-in-law H. Neff Jenkins; grandchildren Luke, Kelly, and Avery Jenkins, Colin and Mallory Whittemore; and brother Jack Hicks (Marian).
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on October 20, 2018 at Addilynn Memorial United Methodist Church located at 3225, Avoca Road, Bristol, TN 37620.
Remembrance contributions may be sent to Addilynn Church or a charity of your choice.
This obituary was lovingly written by Donald’s family.
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