Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 15 at Brookport Funeral Home with Bro. David Kotter officiating. Burial will follow at Maplelawn Park Cemetery in Paducah with military rites conducted.
Don was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and retired from United Airlines. He liked to golf, play guitar and spend time with his family. He loved teaching young people to play guitar. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
He is survived by his loving wife, Barbara LaFond; two sisters, Shirley Owens Kotter and husband Richard of Brookport and Delores Owens Taylor of Metropolis; two brothers, Wesley Owens and wife Flora and Stanley Owens and wife Debbie, all of Brookport; five nieces; 11 nephews; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Harley and Jennie Cordes Owens; his father Clifford LaFond; one brother-in-law, Donald Taylor; and one nephew, Timothy Taylor.
Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.