Funeral service will be held at noon on Wednesday, Jan. 29, at Metropolis First United Methodist Church with Rev. Jeff Bealmear officiating. Music will be provided by Stecia Gregory, organist.
Burial will follow at Metropolis Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Shawn Ramsey, Michael Ramsey, Pat Sullivan, Jon Howell, Don Sawyer and Richard Berry. Honorary pallbearers will be the Fidelis Sunday School Class.
Don was born on Jan. 8, 1932 in Metropolis to his parents, George F. and Mildred Arnett Sullivan.
Don worked for Babee Tenda Corp., Bonifield Brothers Trucking, D&W and CTS before retiring from Allied-Signal after more than 30 years.
Don was a lifelong member of Metropolis First United Methodist Church, where he served as Sunday school superintendent, was on the administrative board and a member of the Fidelis Sunday School Class.
Don served on the Metropolis City Schools Board of Education, the Massac County Mental Health Board and the 708 Board. He also was elected to the Metropolis City Council as alderman of Ward Four and served as the treasurer for the City of Metropolis.
Don is survived by his daughter, Kelley Ann Sullivan of Metropolis; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Lyndell and Linda Ramsey of Metropolis; one niece, Susan Ducharme and husband Art of Metropolis; four nephews, Michael Ramsey of Lexington, Ky., Shawn Ramsey and wife Valerie of Frankfort, Ky. and Pat Sullivan and wife Kim and George Sullivan, all of Metropolis; as well as many other family and friends.
Don was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of over 55 years, Phyllis Wells Sullivan; one brother, Martin “Bud” Sullivan; and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Andrew Stewart and Estelle Heflin Wells.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the funeral hour at the church.
Memorials may be made to Metropolis First United Methodist Church, 100 E. Fifth St., Metropolis, IL 62960; or the Your Fight Cancer Fund at Baptist Health Paducah, 2501 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, KY 42003.
Miller Funeral Home of Metropolis is in charge of arrangements.