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Donald Wallin England, 90 Print E-mail

Donald Wallin England, 90, of Falmouth passed away August 23, 2013 at Harrison Memorial Hospital after a brief illness.

He was born July 22, 1923 to the late Silas and Viola Teegarden England and had just celebrated his 90th birthday. Donald retired from Wilson Freight after 30 years and then worked in the antique refinishing business with his son. He was an accomplished craftsman and his family is fortunate to possess many of his creations. Mr. England also served as a city councilman for the city of Falmouth for 12 1/2 years and was a member of the Oakland Christian Church, a KY Colonel,  a veteran of the US Navy during WWII, member of Hardin-Browning American Legion Post 109, a member of the DAV and the VFW and a former Union Steward with Teamsters local 100.

Preceding him in death were wife, Joyce Ruth Draper; and sister, Naomi Simpson Turner.

Surviving are sons, Jerry (Cheryl) England, Lexington, Terry England, Falmouth; sister, Carlene Carr; granddaughters, Julie Donn (Chris) Edling, Jill Dionne (Chad) Burton; great- grandchildren, Bennett Gerald Edling, Carson Elizabeth Burton;  nieces, Alma Ruth Moore, Shirley Clark, Johanna Flynn; nephews, Donnie Simpson, Donnie Draper, Carl Draper; several great-nieces and nephews;  a long list of family and friends especially his extended family, Marion and Brenda Bush Brooks, Glen and Sandy Craddock, Ron and Carla Stinson and family; and his special buddy, Murphy, who made his last years so enjoyable.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, August 27 at the Peoples Funeral Home, Falmouth with full military honors from the Hardin-Browning Post 109.

Pallbearers were Chris Edling, Chad Burton, Ron Stinson, Donnie Moore, Barry Moore, Carl Draper, Dennis Flynn, Darryl Sargent and Marion Brooks and honorary pallbearers were Mary Ann Shields, Janet Fields, Morag Adlon, Barb Dickison, Ilean Koettel and Ramona Williams.

Memorial services were conducted by Brother Joe Hall.

Interment took place at the Riverside Cemetery, Falmouth.

Memorials were suggested to the Hospice of the Bluegrass, Cynthiana.