Donnie Sallee

September 13, 2013

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Visitation:
202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 9/18/2013 18:00:00

Service:
202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 9/19/2013 11:00:00

Donnie Sallee, age 60, of Willard, Ohio passed away unexpectedly on Friday, September 13, 2013 at his home. He was born March 26, 1953 in Willard, Ohio to the late Oscar and Grethel (Back) Sallee and had been a life long Willard resident. Donnie served in the US Army during the Vietnam Era and was retired from Pepperidge Farm in Willard. He enjoyed working around the house on home improvement projects. He also loved cooking, taking care of the animals and spending his time walking on the beach with Connie on their trips to Florida. He took joy in sharing special moments with his family. He will be greatly missed.
He is survived by his wife Connie; 3 children Charla (Jared) Hager of Coral Springs, FL, Angie (Erik) Sauceda of Mansfield, OH and Rodney (Julia) Sallee of Willard; 2 step-children Shannon Bloom of Bellevue, OH and Jessica Studer of TN; 10 grand children, Sidney, Chloe, Landon, Olivia, Ashlyn, Alexis, Liam, Emery, Brady and Emilia; 7 brothers, Melvin (Joyce) Back of FL, Frank (Norma) Sallee of FL, Kelly (Mary) Sallee of Willard, Paul (Donna) Sallee of FL, Ernie (Deb) Sallee of Shelby, OH, Larry Sallee of North Fairfield, OH and Dale (Vickie) Sallee of Crestline, OH; 3 sisters, Jewel Sturgill of North Fairfield, OH, Louise (Raymond) Adams of Crestline, OH and Bernita (Alvin) Weiss of Willard; Several nieces and nephews; and a brother-in-law Donnie Gray of Willard.
In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his sister Ella Gray.
Friends may call at the Secor Funeral Home in Willard, Ohio on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM where the funeral service will be on Thursday September 19, 2013 at 11:00 AM with Pastor Paul Sallee officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery in Willard. Memorial contributions can be made to the Piper’s Promise Foundation which benefits families with childhood cancer. Online condolences may be made at www.secorfuneralhomes.com

Condolences

Tania Weaver-Gomes - Oct 2, 2013

Connie and family,I am so sorry to hear about Donnie’s passing. He was such a nice man and the two of you made such a wonderful couple. May God give you strength to get thru this most difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Ann Knaus - Sep 20, 2013

Connie and family so sorry for your lost Donnie was great a person to work with and also as a friend we had a lot of laughs over the years he will be missed. My heart and prayers go out to all of you

Jim & Barb Strausbaugh - Sep 19, 2013

Jim enjoyed working with Donnie for 24 yrs. We are very sorry for you loss. Our sympathy and prayers in your time of sorrow.
Jim and Barb Strausbaugh

Deb Breyman - Sep 19, 2013

My deepest sympathy to your family in the loss of your wonderful husband, father, brother, uncle and friend. I have enjoyed many laughs with Donnie. He was always so pleasant and happy. I know that your hearts are broken and yet I am confident that Donnie is spending time with the Lord but he will always be in your presence, even more than before. Comfort and peace to your family. Deb Breyman

Nancy Resendez - Sep 19, 2013

Dear Connie and Family I am very sad to hear about your loss of a great man. He was thought of as a very honest hard working man. I count my blessings knowing him and sharing laughs as well as tears with him. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. Please let me know if you need anything. Lots of love and prayers are being sent your way Nancy.

wanda myers - Sep 19, 2013

I’m so sorry to hear of Donnie’s passing . We were good friends in school he could always make me laugh, he was a good man with a kind heart. Praying for you and your children Connie that God will hold you all in His loving and comforting arms.

Brian Bevier - Sep 19, 2013

Connie and family, Truly sorry to hear of Donnie’s passing, but know that he will be waiting for you with open arms alongside of our Lord. Yours was a true love that was obvious daily. May HIS peace be with you in this most sorrowful time. Donnie would want us all to celebrate his life and I am certainly doing that from afar. God Bless!

Phyllis Veletean - Sep 19, 2013

Connie,please know Jack and I extent our deepest condolences at this time.Donnie’s passing was very sudden to all and is hard to believe.Our thoughts and prayers are filled with wonderful memories of Donnie.We pray that God give you comfort in your time of need.Jack and Phyllis Veletean

Regan & Leslie Puckett - Sep 18, 2013

Sallee Family, We are deeply saddened by the loss of your Donnie. Please know that we are praying for you all. May our Lord give you the peace that passes all understanding and the comfort of His loving arms as you face the difficult days ahead.

Charlie and Nancy King - Sep 18, 2013

Connie and family, You have our deepest sympathy in the loss of your husband, father, and grandfather. Our thoughts and prayers for peace and comfort are with you.

Glenn Barnett/Faith Shepherd - Sep 18, 2013

Connie and Family. Donnie was a kind and considerate human being that would lend a hand in helping anyone out that he could. I had the pleasure of working around him he always had a smile on his face. My fiancé Glenn has been friends with Donnie for many, many yrs. and has always cherish their friendship . Our Deepest Sympathy.. God Bless.

Glenn Barnett/Faith Shepherd - Sep 18, 2013

Connie and Family. Donnie was a kind and considerate human being that would lend a hand in helping anyone out that he could. I had the pleasure of working around him he always had a smile on his face. My fiancé Glenn has been friends with Donnie for many, many yrs. and has always cherish their friendship . Our Deepest Sympathy.. God Bless.

Anna Lou Bach and Uncle Gene - Sep 18, 2013

We were heartbroken when we heard this news. We will not be able to attend any of the services but we will pray that the family finds the strength needed to make it thru.

April Kegley - Sep 18, 2013

Connie,and Family… So sorry for your lose.
Thinking of you, just remembering how funny Donnie always has been. And how happy he always looked when he was around his family. He will be missed dearly. Prayers from my family to yours. Love you.

Karen E Mills - Sep 18, 2013

May you know that I am so sorry to hear of Donnie’s sudden passing. My thoughts and prayers are with Connie, and the rest of the family at this sorrowful time in all your lives.
Find comfort in all the great memories that you have acquired through the years. Who could miss that cheerful, pleasant smile that Donnie always greeted you with, and made you feel better! I sure did. God bless you all.
Karen E. Mills

Steve and Lenora Minor - Sep 18, 2013

Connie & Family,
Thinking of you and your family during your most difficult time. We pray you are granted peace and comfort by the memories you share with each other.
Steve & Lenora

Uncle Richard & Aunt Gini - Sep 18, 2013

Dear Connie. We are so sorry to hear the sad news. We will always have such sweet memories of the fun times
we had with you and Donnie in Florida. May God give you strength during your time of sorrow.

Karen Skinn - Sep 17, 2013

I know words mean little at a time like this but I too were saddened at our recent loss. Donnie was a good man and a great boss and will be missed by all.

Norma Robison Hicks - Sep 17, 2013

Ronnie and Erie, and Frank and Family Sorry to hear of your loss God be with you thru this time

Rhonda Carey - Sep 17, 2013

Connie,
So sorry to hear of Donnie ‘s passing..thoughts and prayers for you and your family during this difficult time.

- Sep 17, 2013

Connie and family, We cannot express our deepest sympathy enough to you. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Please accept God’s comfort and healing He has for you now and always. Barb and Dewey Isaac McConnells, South Carolina Rhonda Werner and family Rock Hill,SC

UNCLE RUSSELL - Sep 17, 2013

Connie and Family, I am so sorry to hear of your sudden loss of Donnie. Know that you and yours are in my prayers if I can do anything don’t hesitate to ask. Love you!

Jan Lindsey - Sep 17, 2013

Connie & family, I am so sorry to hear of Donne’s (PaPa Don) passing. He was such a wonderful man, always smiling and always there to help in any way. He will truly be missed in so many ways, but may God’s comfort be there with all of you at this sad time. The wonderful memories you have will be cherished in your hearts forever.

Gene Dasher Jr - Sep 17, 2013

Connie, so sorry for your loss. I haven’t seen Donnie in many years, but always like him when we were living in Willard. He was always very kind to me and always trying to make me laugh. We will be praying for comfort and strength for your family.

Karen King - Sep 17, 2013

Connie and family, Very sad to receive the news of Donnie’s passing. Praying for your family that you find some peace in this valley.
My deepest sympathy,
Karen King

Gene Dasher - Sep 17, 2013

Wow! Sorry to hear of your loss, our prayers are with you, had some good times together when I was his pastor in the early 80’s

Ronnie and D'Aunn Sallee - Sep 17, 2013

“What we have once enjoyed, we can never lose. All that we loved deeply becomes part of us”…. Helen Keller………

Karen Skinn - Sep 17, 2013

I know words mean little at a time like this but I too were saddened at our recent loss. Donnie was a good man and a great boss and will be missed by all.

Cynthia Lewellen Branham - Sep 16, 2013

Please accept my condolences on Donnie’s passing. May it help to know that others care and share in your sorrow. God Bless you and grant you comfort in your time of sorrow.
Cynthia Lewellen Branham
Summertown, Tennessee

Sue Babione - Sep 16, 2013

Connie and family,
I am saddened at Donnie’s passing. He and I worked together a lot. I enjoyed so much just having conversations with him. He always had a smile and chuckles. I will be praying for God’s comfort for you and all the family. I have walked in your shoes and know the pain. The Lord will never leave nor forsake you. Blessings to all of you.
Sue Babione

Wyatt & Brenda Sallee - Sep 16, 2013

Connie & Family, we are so sorry for your loss, may god be with you.

John and Marcia Di Silvestro - Sep 16, 2013

Connie and Family, Very sorry to hear of your loss. Donnie was a fine man, a great friend, honest and trustworthy. May God keep you in his loving care. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
John and Marcia Di Silvestro