Mr. Donald Drew (Don) Windham
- August 22, 1953 - July 28, 2012
- Leesburg, Georgia
of Donald's Passing
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“The world has lost a gentle heart!! I remember Don, Linda, & Ali very fondly. It was always a joy to be around them as a family, they were great...Read More »
1 of 46 | Posted by: Andy Conger - Gainesville, GA
“I remember Don from early years in school....he always was smiling..
Linda- Jesus will wrap his loving arms around you and family as you grieve.
2 of 46 | Posted by: Sue McCorkle Creech - albany, GA
“I am so sorry for your loss. I had been looking for Don on internet when I found his obituary on Sunday. Don and I worked side by side on the night...Read More »
3 of 46 | Posted by: Duane Kraft - Valaurie, France, CA
“Linda, I'm so sorry for your loss. Don made many friendships in his lifetime. Seems like such a short time ago when we all thought life would last...Read More »
4 of 46 | Posted by: Claire Majors - Albany, GA
“Don? Linda? Addi'son? I wish I was there cause I can't believe it. But I know It because I was having a on near death on my own up here at Piedmont...Read More »
5 of 46 | Posted by: RobinColeman - Leesburg, GA
“I was deeply saddened to hear of Don's passing. He had been with the railroad about 6 years when I started. He had been there long enough to be of...Read More »
6 of 46 | Posted by: Bryan Smith - Hilton, GA
“August 1, 2012
Linda, I'm so sorry for the loss of Don. I will remember him as being a loving
funny and sweet individual. The two of...Read More »
7 of 46 | Posted by: Michele Carswell - Albany, GA
I was so very sorry to hear of Don's death. My prayers are with you during this very sad time in your life.
8 of 46 | Posted by: Dena Topshe Watson - Tifton, GA - GA
“I am lighting this candle in your honor and memory. You were loved by all and will be greatly missed!
9 of 46 | Posted by: Leah McIntosh King - Leesburg, GA
“Mr. Don, you have always been such a sweet and caring man. Just wanted to say may you always rest in peace and your presence will be greatly missed...Read More »
10 of 46 | Posted by: Leah McIntosh King - Leesburg, GA
“Linda and Family,
My heart has been saddened by the news of Don's passing. He was such a fun loving person and everyone adored him. He loved you...Read More »
11 of 46 | Posted by: Patti Albert McGough - GA
“Linda, my heart aches for your loss. You and Don were such a wonderful couple and SO much fun. I hate that I missed the reunion last year and I'm...Read More »
12 of 46 | Posted by: Carolyn McBurnett Parks - GA
“we are so sorry to hear
13 of 46 | Posted by: Austin and Anna Smith - leesburg , GA
“Linda, Marc and I are heart broke to hear of Don's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Marc and Sharon Peak
14 of 46 | Posted by: Sharpn Peak - Albany, GA
“Linda and Family,
Please accept our condolences for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
15 of 46 | Posted by: Carolyn Miller Wilt - Lakeland, FL
“Linda my thoughts and prayers are with you always. If there is ever anything I can do to help please do not hesitate to contact me.
Pam...Read More »
16 of 46 | Posted by: Pam Thompson - Albany, GA
“Dear Linda and family, Randy and I are so sorry to hear of Don's passing.
When we met him he was so friendly and out-going. You all are in our...Read More »
17 of 46 | Posted by: Randy and Gerrie Miller - TX
“So saddened by the news and thinking about all of you.
18 of 46 | Posted by: Laura Hageny - Albany, GA
“WE ARE SO HEARTBROKEN OVER DON PASSING, I MET DON AND LINDA IN 1988 WHEN I MOVED TO LEESBURG GA.,DON AND LINDA WAS THE MOST OUT GOING AND WONDERFUL...Read More »
19 of 46 | Posted by: TERESA HOLLEY - LEESBURG, GA
“We met Don and Linda in 2003 when we moved into their neighborhood on the creek. We soon learned what wonderful and fun people you both were to be...Read More »
20 of 46 | Posted by: Selena and Danny Highfill - GA
“We were fortunate to become Don and Linda's neighbors more than half a lifetime ago. We were good neighbors for five years. Don wouldn't have it...Read More »
21 of 46 | Posted by: Rick & Shirley Bracken - GA
“Don had a kind heart and was a joy to be around. I always looked forward to Linda and his visits to Atlanta. I knew when they came we were gonna...Read More »
22 of 46 | Posted by: Scott White - Lawrenceville, GA
I am heartbroken to hear of Don's passing. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. You and Don brought SO much...Read More »
23 of 46 | Posted by: Lynn Marshall - Albany, GA
“We will truly miss Don and his crazy sense of humorous. He was always fun to be around. Our hearts and prayers go to Linda and his family.
24 of 46 | Posted by: Freddy and Bonnie Bishop - GA
“Don was such a wonderful person....he and Linda could always make you laugh as everyone sat around on the barstools....everyones favorite place.......Read More »
25 of 46 | Posted by: Cheryl Davis - Hilton Head, SC
“Linda, Debbie and Allison,
Please know my thoughts any prayers are with you all! I know you all have wonderful memories to help you through! ...Read More »
26 of 46 | Posted by: Debbie Sutton - Albany, GA
“Don was a great man who I met just recently through his love and dedication to his daughter's successful launch of her insurance business. He will be...Read More »
27 of 46 | Posted by: Chris Duren - Tifton, GA - friend
“Dear Linda, I am so saddened to hear about Don. What a wonderful and blessed life you and Don have had together, I know those memories will make you...Read More »
28 of 46 | Posted by: Betty Sutton Petersen - Marshall, TX
“We were neighbors for a few short years but Don's warmth and kindness made us feel like long time friends. Don was a great guy and will be deeply...Read More »
30 of 46 | Posted by: Jake, Kelly, Will & Ryan Abbe - VA
“Our thoughts and prayers go out to you Linda. My heart has been so heavy since hearing about Don. He was such a great person who could always make...Read More »
31 of 46 | Posted by: Ashleigh Pollocj - Leesburg, GA
“Linda, thinking of you and your family. Don was so funny and fun to be around. He was fortunate to have had such a wonderful, loving family. Very...Read More »
32 of 46 | Posted by: Cherry Rizer - Albany, GA
“Don, the neighborhood, creek and our hearts will never be the same without you. I am so grateful that I have my memories of you, which can never be...Read More »
33 of 46 | Posted by: Chris and Stephanie Steuer - GA
“Trying to express sadness with mere words seems so inadequate about the loss of Don.
The sound of his voice would make your heart leap because...Read More »
34 of 46 | Posted by: J. D. Windham - Conroe, TX
“what a tremendous loss! i will always remember don as a great friend and a true southern gentleman. It will not be the same on the creek with out you...Read More »
35 of 46 | Posted by: jim smith - leesburg, GA - friend
“Sure going to be a different Kinchafoonee and Flint without you. Somehow I think you'll still always be there. I know I'll see your memory and feel...Read More »
36 of 46 | Posted by: Harold Hufstetler - Bronwood, GA
“Dear Linda and family,
I am so saddened to hear of Don's passing. He was a wonderful man, and you had a long and happy life together. I was...Read More »
37 of 46 | Posted by: Karen Greene - Covington, GA
“Donald will be missed. He always thought of other peoples before himself. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Linda and the family. May God be with...Read More »
38 of 46 | Posted by: Jackie McClendon - Lresburg, GA
“You have been a strong male figure in my life and the best brother in the universe to my mother...you are the patriarch of our family and we love you...Read More »
39 of 46 | Posted by: lucretia and bella reynolds - GA
“Passing of a friend is always sad but I know Don wouldn't want that.
40 of 46 | Posted by: Eddie Hinman - Leesburg, GA
“IM SOOOOO SORRY FOR YALLS LOSS IM PRAYING FOR YALL AND I LOVE YALL TO THE MOON AND BACK!! love wendy
41 of 46 | Posted by: WENDY WILLIFORD - ALBANY, GA
“Good-bye to a friend for over 40 years
42 of 46 | Posted by: David & Carolyn Ellis - Tifton, GA
“Linda and family... I am so sorry to hear of Don's passing. He was such a great and funny guy and I will cherish the memories I have of him......Read More »
43 of 46 | Posted by: Kelli Burton Hunt - Albany, GA
Greg and I are so sorry and our hearts go out to you and your family! We were so shocked to hear this and really can't believe it and can't...Read More »
44 of 46 | Posted by: Greg and Wendy Pate - Leesburg, GA
“Dear Linda, I know their is nothing I can say to you in this time of grief for the loss of the man you loved so dearly, but that Don was loved many...Read More »
45 of 46 | Posted by: Sam Stephens - Cleveland , TN
“you and your family have my deepest sympathy... Love hugssssssssss and Prayers to all
46 of 46 | Posted by: Susie Hutchinson - Albany, , GA
Mr. Donald Drew (Don) Windham, 58 of Alachua Ln. in Lee County died July 28, 2012 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.
Funeral services will be Tuesday 2 PM at Kimbrell-Stern. Rev. Bobby Moye officiating. Interment will follow in Crown Hill Cemetery.
A native of Greenwood, Mississippi, Mr. Windham has lived in Lee County since 1963 where he was of the Baptist faith and retired from Norfolk Southern Railroad with 19 years of service and GA-FL Railnet with 13 years of service. He also served in the United States Navy during Vietnam. Don was known for his big heart, his love of the Kinchafoonee Creek and the entire "creek People". He had a zest for life and he never met a stranger. Most of all, Don loved his family, especially his wife, daughter, and grandchildren.
Don was preceded in death by his sister, Donna Sue Smith Whitehead.
Survivors include his wife Linda T. Windham of Leesburg, daughter, Alison Pedigo of Leesburg, grandchildren, Taylor Drew and Meaghan Pedigo, mother, Lauretta Strickland of Leesburg, father, Julius Drew Windham of Conroe, TX, sisters, Deborah Minor of Leesburg and Diane Windham of Tucker, GA, and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends Monday from 6:00 PM till 8:00 PM at Kimbrell-Stern.