On Wednesday, September 4, 2019, Donald Dean "Don" Woodring, loving husband and father of four children and one step-son, passed away at the age of 75 at his home surrounded by his family.

Don was born on January 6, 1944 in Watauga County to Granville Carl and Iva Lee Phillips Palmer Woodring. On September 4, 1992 he married Donna Jean Eller.

Don had a passion for gardening, his family, and most of all his church and God. He was a devout Christian who led by example. He was special in every way to everyone. He never knew a stranger and was a helper to many. He was a compassionate and gentle soul and a loyal friend. He loved working with his hands and was very talented at many trades and construction projects.

Don was preceded in death by his beloved son, Stephen Dean Woodring, and his father, Granville Carl Woodring.

He is survived by his wife, Donna Jean Woodring, his three children, Randy Woodring and wife, Melissa, Karen Hall and husband, Scott, and Jean Reid, and husband, Lynn, his daughter-in-law, Cindy Woodring, his Stepson, David Eller and wife, Cassy. He has eleven grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his mother, Iva Lee Palmer, his sister, Sherry Palmer, brother, Junior Woodring and wife, Rosa Lee, and brother, Larry Woodring and wife, Sue.

Funeral services for Donald Dean "Don" Woodring will be conducted Sunday afternoon, September 8, 2019, at 3:00 o'clock, at Zionville Baptist Church. The body will lie in state, at the church, from 2:00 until 3:00 o'clock, at the church, prior to the service. Officiating will be Reverend Dwayne Tester and Mr. Phillip Woodring. Burial will follow in Zionville Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Sunday afternoon from 2:00 until 3:00 o'clock, at the church, prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to Zionville Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, in care of Ollie Phipps, 800 Modock Road, Trade, Tennessee, 37691.

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