OBITUARY

Donald E. Root

December 19, 1939May 3, 2013

ROOT, Donald E. Age 73, of Fairborn, passed away Friday, May 3, 2013, at Dayspring in Fairborn after an extended illness. Donald was born December 19, 1939 in Waverly, Ohio to the late Ernest & Bethel Root. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one son, Brian Root. Donald is survived by his wife of the past 42 years, Bonnie (Royse) Root; one daughter, Cynthia Root; two sons, Eric Root & his wife, Denise and Ernest Ray Root; four grandchildren, Kyle, Kaitlyn, Levi and Aaron; and by his extended family & many good friends. Donald retired from the United States Air Force with 24 years of service as a communications specialist. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge F&AM in Japan. The family will be receiving friends from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 7, at Burcham-Jennings Funeral Home, 119 East Main St., Fairborn. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, with interment to follow at Byron Cemetery. Online memories and condolences may be left for the family at www. burchamjennings.com.

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, May 7, 2013
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, May 8, 2013
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Donald E. Root

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October 15, 2013

You always could make me smile with your laughter and someday i will hear it again..

Tode

May 11, 2013

May God be with your family during this difficult time, only He can give us the strength that we need and is always ready to listen our prayers. Psalm 39:12

Rose

May 11, 2013

My family is sorry for your loss, may God give your family the strength to cope during this difficult time, also the care and love from others will make you feel that you are not alone. Proverbs I7:17 says "A true companion is loving all the time, and is a brother that is born for when there is distress."

Brett Weaver

May 8, 2013

I will always remember Don's deep laugh and ability to tell a story. As I watched the pictures go by tonight, I see a piece of him in each and every child and grandchild. And a long and eventful marriage to Bonnie. I am grateful to share a family together and wish that all of those hurting now are able to find comfort in many beautiful memories.

Brett Weaver

May 8, 2013

I will never forget Don's deep laugh and ability to tell a story. After seeing so many wonderful photos tonight, I see a piece of him in each of his children and grandchildren. And such a long and eventful marriage to Bonnie. I am grateful to share families together and hope that all who loved Don are comforted with many beautiful memories during these painful days.

Sara Root Brown

May 7, 2013

It's so hard to imagine the house on Saum without you! You were my aggravation partner and I believe we were the champs! A parent should not have to survive the loss of a son, but you did, and I know Brian was waiting for you. I know you can breath easy, not have to check your sugar, and tell your tales with ease. Happy honky tonking in heaven. You are already missed.

May 7, 2013

Don always had a funny story to tell.
Ginny and Jerry Anderson

Jenny Huffman

May 7, 2013

I am very blessed to have had the opportunity to have met you. You were a wonderful husband, father & grandfather. RIP Don, gone but not forgotten.

Cindy Root

May 7, 2013

In loving memory to my Daddy, I love and miss you so much!! You will always be in my heart.

Cindy Root

May 7, 2013

To a loving Dad, I will always be your girl! You mean the world to me.