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Donald Eugene Planchon

August 10, 1934October 5, 2020

Monday, October 5, 2020, Donald Eugene Planchon (86) went home to be with the Lord. He was surrounded by his loved ones. Don served in the US Army and was a proud veteran of the Korean War. Preceding him in death were his precious wife, Helen Miller Planchon, his father and mother, Dewy and Lula Planchon, brother, Floyd Planchon, sister Mary Lou Lawson, son, Christopher Planchon and son, Timothy Planchon. Survivors include his daughter, Dana Deuson, son, Rodney Planchon, stepson, Chris Miller, stepdaughter, Pam Peek, stepson, Randall Moon, stepdaughter, Patricia Shields and sister, Darlene Hoffman, plus many grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Special thanks to Don’s caregivers, Diane Witmore, who he loved like a daughter, Christal Witmore and Edith Veal. Also, thanks to Southern Care Hospice for your special attention to all his end of life needs. There will be a graveside service at Crestwood Cemetery on Friday, October 9, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. with Brother Bruce Jenkins officiating.

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Tammy Perry

October 9, 2020

Left to right:
Donnie’s sisters, brother & mother
Darlene
Donnie
Mary
Floyd
Lula Planchon

Tammy Perry

October 9, 2020

Since my mother, Darlene, was stroked during a procedure in 2018, she has become incapacitated. I don’t know how to tell mom the sad news and not sure she’ll totally understand. However, I know she would’ve honored him today if she could have. She loved him so much and he deeply loved her. He’d always call her “baby sister.” Even in his declining health, he recently called me so concerned about mom and how she was doing. Through the years, they always caught up with one another and encouraged each other, offering up sweet prayers for one another as prayer partners. Mom would often call me, right after talking with him, to ask me to pray for him. She’d be so concerned about his health and well being. Donnie was a kind, loving person who honestly wanted to know how you were doing calling you “dear.” He once came to live with us while I was a young girl in CA, and I would always beg him to sing his honkytonk songs or teach me to draw funny characters. He would get so tickled. Through the years, I heard stories of how he served our country, then later laying tile in John Wayne’s home, watched him make huge aquariums and beautiful tables, then fiberglass for fancy boats. He was a great craftsman. He will be so missed.💔 We love you Uncle Donnie. Thanks for always being you! Tim, Tammy, Morgan & Derek

Dana Deuson

October 8, 2020

I will miss you laugh and smile, you always made me feel loved and treasured as your daughter. I am thankful to God that you were my father here on earth so such little time we had getting to know each other. I have great memories of going to the drive in movies and the time I visited you when you lived in Texas walking around and seeing the city of Dallas and dancing with you for the first time ever. It seems distance always keep us apart but you will always live in my heart forever, and I know I will see you in heaven with Timothy, Christopher and Helen and that will be such a wonderful peace and love beyond all earthly understanding because we will be in the presence of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I am so blessed and honored to have called you Dad.

With Love Everlasting,
Your Daughter,
Dana

Lori Daniels-McLennan

October 8, 2020

Thank you Uncle Don for all the great memories you gave me, from playing with the garden hose with Timmy and I running from you spraying us, to riding in your car with the windows down, to picnics at Santa Ana Park, then later in life, reuniting in Lancaster Texas for a weekend of fun, and laughter.

Thank you for every memory, for every bear hug, and knowing you are reunited now with Timmy and Chris makes your journey home, a little easier. A little piece of my heart left with you but the love and memories will go on forever.

Your loving niece,
Lori Daniels-McLennan

Megan Navarro

October 8, 2020

Thank you Grandpa for the teddy bears and birthday cards, when I was growing up. Thank you for responding to my letters during covid. I looked forward to getting to know you better. Say hi to my dad for me. Love your Granddaughter, Chris's daughter, Megan

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

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