OBITUARY

Donald Gifford

April 30, 1933January 7, 2013

Donald Ray Gifford, 79, of Rogers Road, Maysville died Monday, January 07, 2013 at the Care Center at Kenton Pointe. Mr. Gifford retired from EPT-Browning and was a veteran having served in the US Navy during the Korean Conflict. He was born in Mt. Olivet, Kentucky on April 30, 1933 the son of the late Ernest and Maude Cooper Gifford. He is survived by his wife, Lynette Wright Gifford; three daughters, Teresa Arn (John), Patty Burden (Ricky) and Belinda Moon (Tony) all of Maysville; four grandchildren, Ricky Ray Burden, April Estep, Jessica Moon and Emily Moon and four great-grandchildren, Baleigh Burden, Savannah Burden, Jaxton Estep and Sophia Moon. He is also survived by two sisters, Geneva Rigg of Maysville and Erma Soard of Millersburg, KY. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by five siblings. Graveside services for Donald Ray Gifford will be held at the Green Acres Cemetery at 1:00 PM Thursday, January 10, 2013 with Chaplain Jeremiah MacRoberts officiating. Military rites will be conducted by the VFW Simon Kenton Post 2734. There will be no visitation. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Hope, 909 Kenton Station Drive, Maysville, KY 41056. The arrangements are under the direction of Knox and Brothers Funeral Home.

Services

  • Graveside Service Thursday, January 10, 2013
REMEMBERING

Donald Gifford

have a memory or condolence to add?

ADD A MEMORY

receive updates when new memories are posted

RECEIVE UPDATES
Bill & April Justice

January 14, 2013

Teresa and Family : So sorry to hear of your loss.. May God comfort you . April & Bill Justice

Laura Planck

January 12, 2013

Dear Patty and family,
I am so sorry for the loss of your Dad. Praying your family will find comfort through God in this time of sorrow.

Hugs. Laura Planck and Mike Kabler

Rosemary Lippert

January 10, 2013

Patty and family so very sorry for the loss of your loved one.

CHARLIE DETRO

January 9, 2013

NETTIE.I SURE AM SORRY ABOUT DON WE WORK TOGETHER FOR YEARS AT BROWNING, AND HAD GOOD TIMES TOGETHER I WILL MISS HIM DEARLY, HE WAS A FUN PERSON. CHARLIE DETRO

Janie (staggs) Applegate

January 9, 2013

Nett so sorry for you and the girls. You all r in my thoughts and prayers may God hold u in the palm of his hand while you all go threw this time. Know I will always remember the fun times we shared especially the trip to Tennessee!!

Kim Davis

January 9, 2013

So sorry for your loss....sending prayers to the family. I still think about the times Don would clean turtles when Belinda and I were younger...I remember he said the heart would never stop beating and then he placed it in my hand...and he was right it didn't. I have told the story many of times, but as I remember it today, it brings a new meaning to me.... just remember he is like the turtle, his heart will always beat because it will beat with all of you. Love Kim

January 9, 2013

Aunt Netty, I'm am truly sorry to hear about Don. What a wonderful man; kind, caring and what a sense of humor. He will be truly missed. God Bless you and the girls. Love, Sheila McClees

January 9, 2013

Nettie:
I am sorry for your loss. Unckle Don was great to me. We all enjoyed him. Nobody loved to laugh more. Easy going and kind.
As Unckle Don would say, 'You could be more like me if you tried'. And that would be a good thing - for almost all of us.
Love,
Larry Wheeler

January 9, 2013

LYNETTE, I,M TRULY SORRY ABOUT YOUR LOSS. I ALWAYS ENJOYED BEING WITH DON AND YOU. MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. FRED THOMAS

January 9, 2013

Aunt Netty, you are in my thoughts and prayers. Don was a wonderful man, so funny and just great to be around. He will be missed.
Love, Jennifer Willis (Wheeler)