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Donald H. Childers

January 13, 1949 — December 26, 2023

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Donald H. Childers, 74, of Marion, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, December 26, 2023 at his home surrounded by his loving family.

 

He was born in Maryland on January 13, 1949 to the late James Kermit Childers, Sr. and Anna Lee McMillan Childers. He was also preceded in death by three brothers, James K. Childers, Jr., Larry Childers, and Harry Childers.

 

Don retired from Henredon Furniture as a truck driver. He was a proud veteran of the United States Army having served two tours in Vietnam in 1967, 1968, and 1969. He served in the Fire, Rescue, and Recovery Unit. He was a member of the American Legion and the VFW. He was a member of the Sugar Hill Montford Cove Fire Department. Don was a longtime, faithful member of Zion Hill Baptist Church.

 

He is survived by his wife, Wanda Sprinkle Childers; two children, Donald Christopher Childers (Missey) and Melanie Childers Ross (Michael); six grandchildren, Bethani Childers, Dylan Paul Childers, Larissa Childers, Luke Childers, Alayna Ross, and Jacob Ross; and one brother, Boyd Childers (Cami).

 

A funeral service will be held on Friday, December 29, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. at Zion Hill Baptist Church with Dr. Tom Walker and Rev. Kenneth Faulkenbury officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with military honors. The family will receive friends from 1:00 until 2:00 p.m.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or the Gideon’s International.

 

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Visitation

Friday, December 29, 2023

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Zion Hill Baptist Church

1036 Zion Hill Rd, Marion, NC 28752

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Funeral Service

Friday, December 29, 2023

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Zion Hill Baptist Church

1036 Zion Hill Rd, Marion, NC 28752

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Friday, December 29, 2023

Zion Hill Baptist Church Cemetery

1036 Zion Hill Road, Marion , NC 28752

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