Donald A. Volk
18 January, 1936 – 10 June, 2021
Donald A. Volk, 85, of Jacksonville, FL passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 10, 2021 at Community Hospice. He was born on January 18, 1936 in St. Louis, MO to the late Otto and Mary (Klug) Volk. On August 25, 1962, he married Sharon K. Huber at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Columbus Grove, OH. Don loved his family. He is survived by his lovely wife, Sharon Volk of Jacksonville, son David Volk of Findlay,OH; daughter and son-in-law, Stephanie & Greg Snider of Fort Wayne, IN; his cherished grandchildren, Jacklyn (Tyler) Morrison and great-granddaughter (on the way), and Elijah Volk all of Clarksville, TN, Steven Snider and Matthew Snider of Fort Wayne, IN, and Brian Snider of St. Petersburg, FL. He is also survived by his in-laws, MaryAnn Volk and Marilyn Volk of St. Louis, MO, Nancy (Marty) Williams of Columbus, OH, James (Judy) Huber of Erie, CO, Jill (Brett) Smith of Prairieville, LA, Denny Huber of Bluffton, OH and Denisue Wood of Marian, OH, as well as many nieces and nephews, whom he loved to take on adventures. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Kenneth and Robert (Bo) Volk. He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Jacksonville, where he was active as a greeter and an usher. He was a member of Holy Family Men’s Club and enjoyed playing cards with the men. He worked for CSX Railroad for over 40 years. Don was a proud Army Veteran, as a communication specialist where he learned the morse code. He enjoyed watching and following the St. Louis Cardinals and the Ottawa-Glandorf Titans, and enjoyed sports from the little league with his son to watching his grandsons in football, baseball and tennis. The daily newspaper crossword puzzles were his morning ritual. Don was a kind and friendly soul, and he never met a stranger. His “dad jokes” were enjoyed by many, family, friends and everyone he met. He greeted everyone on his daily walks through the neighborhood, and will be greatly missed, but we know we will be together again. A memorial service will be held for Donald on Thursday, June 17, 2021 at 1:00pm at Hardage-Giddens Oaklawn, 4801 San Jose Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32207.
Thursday, 17 June , 2021
Donald A. Volk
Marty & Nancy Williams
17 June 2021
Our memories of Don are seeing a warm smile, soft words and loving demeanor. He will be missed but will live on in all the minds of those who had the privilege of knowing him. We hope that your memories sustain you through this difficult time.
Brenda and Scott Hanneman
17 June 2021
To the veteran, who was always ready , for a drink or a smoke, as well as telling a joke. You will be sincerely missed by all, we’re truly blessed to be able to call you our friend. Godspeed our friend, Rest In Peace.
Dick & Barbara Raddant
16 June 2021
Don was a wonderful friend and neighbor of ours. We walked around the neighborhood with him many times and we never ran out of great conversation. He told us so many stories and jokes and he had the best personality. When we had friends visiting and they walked with us, they always enjoyed visiting with Don and they always asked about Don when they called us. We will miss him!
Dick and Barbara Raddant
12 June 2021
Mr. Volk will be keenly missed for his profound kindness, great warmth and lively humor. We were very lucky to be neighbors and Don was as dear to us as family. We are so grateful for the gift of friendship we enjoyed with this remarkable man and there is an empty place left in our hearts with his loss. We share in your sadness but take great comfort in knowing that Mr. Volk is now up in heaven and we will all meet again. Our prayers are with you.
With our deepest sympathies,
Heather Robertson and Jeff Edwards