Mr. Donald Edward Heatherly Sr., age 74, born on January 30, 1937, in LaFollette, TN, of Barbourville, KY, passed away Friday, October 28, 2011 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington, KY. On April 25, 1976, he united in marriage with Carol Larson in Dearborn, MI. Mr. Heatherly and his wife moved to Barbourville from Wyoming in 2001. He was the former owner and operator of North Fork Farm Sausage Co. and a member of the Indian Creek Baptist Church. He was a Mason and a Shriner. He enjoyed cooking, working with stained glass and woodworking. He was a son of the late Luther and Virgie Lindsey Heatherly. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Luther H. Heatherly.
Survivors include his wife, Carol Heatherly of Barbourville, KY; eight children, Annette Ward of Taylor, MI, Lauren Hasselbach and husband, Ron, of Garden City, MI, Donald E. Heatherly Jr. of Warren, MI, David Heatherly, Catherine Murphy and Michael Heatherly all of Taylor, MI, Michael Pond and wife, Sandy, of Canton, MI and Frederick Pond of Gillette, WY; eight grandchildren; among other loved ones and dear friends.
His funeral service will be conducted at the Indian Creek Baptist Church in Barbourville, KY, Tuesday, November 1 at 11 A.M. with Rev. Ken Merida officiating. Family and friends will meet Tuesday at 3:30 P.M. at Walters Funeral Home in LaFollette, TN and proceed to Bakers Forge Cemetery in LaFollette, TN for a 4 P.M. graveside service and interment. Friends may call at the Knox Funeral Home in Barbourville, KY Monday between 6 and 9 P.M. with a Masonic service at 8 P.M. and Tuesday at the church prior to the funeral hour. Casket bearers will be family and friends. Expressions of sympathy may go to the Hope Lodge, 1500 College Way, Lexington, KY 40502 in loving memory of Mr. Heatherly.
Arrangements are under the direction of the KNOX FUNERAL HOME, Barbourville, KY. This obituary notice courtesy of Walters Funeral Home of LaFollette.