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Griffin Leggett Conway Funeral Home

1751 Dave Ward DR, Conway, AR

OBITUARY

Donnie M. Plumlee

December 24, 1934July 8, 2020

Donnie Mack Plumlee, 85, died unexpectedly on June 8, 2020 at his home in Greenbrier, AR. He was born on December 24, 1934 in Oregon County, Missouri, the son of Othel and Martha (Duncan) Plumlee. Don served in the army as specialist 2nd class after graduating from high school. He obtained his journeyman license in HVAC, commercial refrigeration, plumbing and electrical. Don married Jane Margarette Highfill on July 28,1954. They owned and successfully ran their own HVAC/commercial refrigeration company after Don received his retirement from Missouri Pacific Railroad. Don enjoyed spending time working in his shop, fishing, hunting and growing his garden. He had an amazing ability to repair anything. Don participated in building and maintaining Camp Tetelestai and enjoyed getting prepared for youth camps. He loved sharing his childhood memories with his family. Don lived an active happy life surrounded by family and friends. He especially loved his dog, Angel, who never left his side. In addition to his parents, Othel and Martha, Don was predeceased in death by his wife, Jane Plumlee; his brother, Wayne and sister, Nellie. Don is survived by his daughters, Donna Camp (Jim Camp) and Janie Grantham (Danny Grantham); his grandchildren, Michelle Sowell, Jennifer Willis, April Reed, and Aaron Davis; 12 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Don will be held Saturday July 11, 2020, 11:00 am at Griffin Leggett Conway Funeral Home, 1751 Dave Ward Drive, Conway, AR with a gathering of friends after the service. A private burial will be in Edgewood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers please send donations to Camp Tetelestai, a family founded non-profit Christian youth camp in which Don actively participated and supported. Donations can be made via website (camptetelestai.org) or for mailing information send an email to saved@camptetelestai.org.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, July 11, 2020

  • Visitation

    Saturday, July 11, 2020

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Private Burial

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Tommy DuPriest

July 12, 2020

I met Mr. Plumlee about 6 years ago at my Aunt and Uncles house at the Red River. He told me he knew my great grandfather and grandfather from working with them at the Missouri Pacific Railroad. Mr. Plumlee told the most interesting stories about his days working with my family members. We also talked about hunting and some of the best dogs we had both owned over the years. I could tell that Mr. Plumlee was a hard working, down to earth man. I was saddened when my Uncle texted me and told me that Don had passed away. The entire family will be in my thoughts and prayers during the difficult days ahead. Thanks again Mr. Plumlee for all the great stories and friendly advice you gave me. Rest in Peace sir.

Henry Wells

July 11, 2020

Don,

I am going to miss you so very much. Especially when deer season gets here. The visits we had talking about hunting and fishing will always be a precious memory .You were a special friend to my father and me.

May you rest in peace.

Henry

Brenda Baldridge

July 10, 2020

Our family loved you so much Uncle Don, you always made us feel welcome in your home and was there lending a meal and a bed to lay our heads down in when one of us needed one in your area. So many wonderful memories we're made just visiting. You could always teach of something with your words of wisdom. We will miss you till we see each other again. We love you and I will carry you in my heart forever.

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