Gray Brown-Service Mortuary

1329 Wilmer Ave, Anniston, AL


Donald Lawrence Bothem Jr.

August 12, 1948October 18, 2019

Donald Lawrence Bothem, Jr., age 71 of Anniston, was abducted by aliens and taken to the Mother Ship, Friday October 18, 2019, at RMC of Anniston. Services will be announced at a later time by Gray Brown Service Mortuary. Mr. Bothem is survived by his wife, Regina Bothem; daughters, Melanie Bothem (of Reno, NV), Tabitha Nickelson, Misty Rayne Bothem, and Annabelle Bothem (all of Anniston, AL); sons, Donald Bothem, III (of Atlanta, GA), Charles Bothem (of Pittsburgh, PA), Johnnie Bothem (of Syracuse, NY); sisters, Beverly Hitscherich (of Tampa, FL), Marianne Burgess (of Liverpool, NY), and Suzanne Martin (of Ashburnham, MA); and 10 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, Donald Lawrence Bothem, Sr. and Frances M. Budzielek; and daughter, Melina Escobar. Mr. Bothem was a professional photographer, and he proudly served 25 years in the United States Army. He also loved to play Santa during the Christmas Season. He loved Harley Davidson motorcycles, and traveling. He was a beloved family man of strong faith, and he loved Elvis. He was very funny and full of life, and will be greatly missed and forever in the hearts of many.


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Donald Lawrence Bothem Jr.

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Rachel Fitzpatrick

October 21, 2019

I didn’t know Don all that well, but I loved his spunk....and that royal blue Elvis room! He was funny and kind and kept me on my toes for the short time I knew him. I’m so sorry your hearts are broken. I’m sending hugs and prayers up your way, and promise to reach out when I come up to Piedmont for a visit. ❤️

Sue Lombardo

October 21, 2019

Bev, Andy & Family,
So very sorry to hear about the passing of your brother Donald. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time. May God grant you all an abundance of his blessings and strength. May Donald forever rest in peace.

Tracy Bishop

October 20, 2019

I met donald on facebook and spoke to him quite alot, he was a kind man, with a beautiful soul. Since i heard of his passing iv lost a little bit of my heart, he told me he was going to europe next year, shame he will miss that. Forever in my heart donald, you will be greatly missed.