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Donald "Cornbread" Anglin

March 14, 1942November 8, 2019
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Donald “Cornbread” Anglin passed away on Friday, November 8, 2019 at his home surrounded by his wife and three daughters.

Donald was born in Jersey, Georgia but lived most of his life in the Athens area. He attended high school at Athens High where he developed a lifelong love of football and was a five-year letterman. That is also where he met his wife, Linda Sims Anglin. After high school they married on August 7, 1962. In 1963 Donald joined the City of Athens Fire Department where he served for 30 years and rose the rank of a lieutenant. While at his career as a fire fighter, Donald also started the Anglin Vault Company where he ran a very successful career until he retired in 2008.

Anyone who knew Cornbread knew that he loved four things in life: his family, animals, football, and BBQ. Papa, as he was known by his grandchildren and great grandchildren, was always involved in the lives of his grandkids. Whether it was spending a Saturday morning in bed hiding from the Grump or taking them on rides on the dirt roads- it was clear that his grands brought the most joy to his life. Donald was an animal lover until the end of his life. He would never hesitate to stop and help an animal in need. Our most beloved farm dog, Cotton, was found beaten at a graveyard and left for dead and she always knew that Donald saved her. As a result, she was a loyal protector until the end of her life. One of the things we are most grateful to Donald for is his recipe for BBQ and hash. It was always a great July 4th when he would cook BBQ for all his friends and family and then end the day by running and jumping into the lake with his grand kids.

Donald Anglin is survived by his wife of 57 years, Linda Anglin and their daughters Tammy Wheeler, Melanie Rutledge, and Kimberly & Johnny Frank. His grandchildren, Clinton Thacker, Jarrod Thacker, Sydney Walters, McCall Wheeler, Luke Frank, and Ethan Frank. His great grand children Kingsley Wheeler, Carter Walters, Charlotte Walters, Noah Thacker, Charlie Thacker, and Kamryn Dooley. He will be meeting his parents, grandson Harrison, and ol’ dog cotton at the gates of Heaven.


  • Linda Anglin, Wife
  • Tammy Wheeler, Daughter
  • Melaine Rutledge, Daughter
  • Kimberly Frank (Johnny), Daughter
  • Mike Anglin, Brother
  • Harriet Smith, Sister
  • Sandra Davis, Sister
  • Barbara Jasinski, Sister
  • Clinton Thacker, Grandchild
  • Jarrod Thacker, Grandchild
  • Sydney Walters, Grandchild
  • McCall Wheeler, Grandchild
  • Luke Frank, Grandchild
  • Ethan Frank, Grandchild
  • Kingsley Wheeler, Great Grandchild
  • Carter Walters, Great Grandchild
  • Charlotte Walters, Great Grandchild
  • Naoh Thacker, Great Grandchild
  • Charlie Thacker, Great Grandchild
  • Kamryn Dooley, Great Grandchild
  • William and Bernice Thomas Anglin, Parents (deceased)
  • Thurmond Anglin, Brother (deceased)
  • Dena Adams, Sister (deceased)
  • Joyce Anton, Sister (deceased)
  • Mr. Anglin leaves many nieces and nephews to cherish his memory.

  • Clinton Thacker, Active Pallbearer
  • Jarrod Thacker, Active Pallbearer
  • Luke Frank, Active Pallbearer
  • Ethan Frank, Active Pallbearer
  • Cliff Walters, Active Pallbearer
  • Wesley Roberson, Active Pallbearer


  • A Gathering of Family and Friends Sunday, November 10, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, November 11, 2019
  • Burial Monday, November 11, 2019


Donald "Cornbread" Anglin

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Carol Adams

November 10, 2019

As a little girl I believed Uncle Donald could do anything.. I know that Granny Believed it too. Without a father in my life uncle Donald showed me what a a father looked like. My prayers are with y’all as you lay your daddy to rest in the arms of God. . I love you all and look forward to the day we have a reunion in heaven with your Dad


Randy Adams

November 10, 2019

More than just our Uncle. A man with three girls of his own, who offered to take Steve and I in. And while our mother declined, that act of love and kindness will never be forgotten by either of us.

A true "man's-man", who was tough as nails; but as tough as he was, he had an even bigger heart. Fire Fighter, serving others first; and all done with honor.

We all say we want to do things our way. Well Uncle Donald did just that. And I'm guessing that when he left this Earth and moved on to the gates of heaven, that he had few regrets.

Always loved and never forgotten....

Steve and Randy

Brenda Damron

November 9, 2019

A wonderful family that we have known for years. Some great memories of the barbeques at the lake home and at Donald and Linda. Donald was a great person that we thought the world of. We are always here if needed. Love all and will be praying .
Don and Brenda Damrom

Marie (Beck) Richards

November 9, 2019

Linda, I lost contact with you over the years but think of you often. May God richly bless and keep you and your family during this sad time.
Marie Beck Richards

Anthony Alford

November 9, 2019

I worked on C shift at station 2 and I also helped dig graves for Donald! He was always in a good mood and he kept us laughing all the time. He always told my captain (Tommy Morrow) that they always did more fire hydrants than our shift(which wasn’t true), so I think that we actually ended up painting just about all the plugs in our area!
He will be greatly missed!

Clarence Pope

November 9, 2019

I have such fun memories of the many Christmas parties Donald and Linda hosted for the Fire department family back in the "DAY" !!!

Jason Mathis

November 8, 2019

Donald gave me a job in 1997. He taught me how to be a great worker and an even better person. He treated me like I was his own son and I loved him like a father. I feel so bad for not coming to see you in the past few years. Just know that I am a better person for knowing you and you will always big a huge part of my life. J love you Donald!!!

Joe & Mary Collins

November 8, 2019

Joe & I are so sorry to hear of his passing! Donald you were loved and admired by so many. Joe thought the world of you and so did I and my children! You will be greatly missed. We all loved you! I remember how Joe and I would visit with you down in your basement and we remember Cotton. Always there beside you whenever we would stop in for a visit. Praying for you Linda and your family! Rest in peace Donald