Forest Lawn Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens

1150 South Dickerson Road, Goodlettsville, TN


Donald Joseph Resha

November 9, 1932May 12, 2019

Donald Joseph Resha, age 86, passed away Sunday, May 12, 2019. Born Wednesday, November 9, 1932 in Nashville, Tennessee, he is preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Olga Zarzour Resha, children, Donna Faye Resha and Johnnie Anthony Resha.

Mr. Resha served in the US Army, he sold cars and insurance before retiring from Ford Glass after 10 years; his passion was his family but he also enjoyed playing cards and talking about cars. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Alice Faye Smith Resha; children, Donnie (Sherrie)Resha, Joey (Gina) Resha, Renee Minchey (Tommy), Cathey (Doyle)McClung, Toby (Cheryl) Resha, Donna Resha (Heather); sisters, Sylvia Resha, Elaine (Stan) Bagg; 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life will be conducted Thursday, May 16, 2019 in the chapel at Forest Lawn Funeral Home with Deacon Ted Welsh officiating.

Family and friends will gather to remember Mr. Resha at a gathering Thursday, May 16, 2019 from 11:00 until the 1:00 service at Forest Lawn Funeral Home 1150 South Dickerson Road Goodlettsville, Tennessee


  • Gathering of Friends Thursday, May 16, 2019
  • A Celebration of Life Thursday, May 16, 2019


Donald Joseph Resha

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Phyllis Michael

May 16, 2019

Joey, Gina and the Resha family,

I am sorry for your loss. My sincerest condolences.

Pamela Jackson

May 15, 2019

Cathey, I am so sorry for your loss. I did not know your dad but I bet he was a great person. You are in my thoughts and I am holding you in my heart.

Tiffi Gentry

May 13, 2019

Even as a young child, I remember thinking my “Uncle” Donald was such a nice man who REALLY loved his family. Everyone was blessed to have him here.

Nate Crawford, Nashville

May 13, 2019

We never met, Don, but I wish we had.

Charles Mizerany

May 13, 2019

I remember Uncle Donald when my mother (Aunt Teen), and My dad (Uncle Charlie) would come to Nashville, to see Aunt Olga. Uncle Donald and Aunt Alice would welcome us into there home full of kids that I could play with. My Uncle Donald would cook and take care of my mom and dad and I would play outside with Donny and Joey and Toby. Uncle Donald would tell me about lighting bugs, just like his neighbor did. They convinced me that I can make honey out of lighting bugs. I went outside to catch as many as I can. And of course Donny and Joey didn't tell me nothing. They just watched me running around the yard. I know Uncle Donald is smiling with my mom and dad now. I love all the Resha's in my life. You will be missed by me and my family. I will always remember Uncle Donald. Tell my mom and dad that I miss them.