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Donald Allen Southern


05/12/1944 - 06/26/2014 Obituary
Donald Allen Southern Obituary
Visitation will be held at Basham Funeral Care (3312 Niles St.) on Thursday, July 10, 2014 from 5:00 - 9:00 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Basham Funeral Care Chapel on Friday, July 11, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. A Graveside Service will be held at Bakersfield National Cemetery (30338 E. Bear Mountain Blvd Arvin, CA) at 2:00 p.m.
Donald Allen Southern was born in Hanford, California on May 12, 1944 to Stan and Wanda Southern. As a child he moved to Bakersfield where he lived with his grandparents and attended Standard and North High School. At age 17 he left school to join the Air Force where he spent twelve years and received his high school diploma. Don had many friends and loved singing, dancing, drinking and partying.
He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Hugh and Cleo Mills; father, Stan Southern and son, Donald Allen Southern Jr. He leaves behind to cherish his memory his daughter, Heather and son in law Greg Frazier; ex-wife and best friend, Sharon Moore; grandchildren, Todd (Brandy) Deeds, Travis (Candice) Deeds, Tyler (Charrissa) Deeds, Joey Olsen, Chelsea Olsen and Nick (Stephanie) Frazier. As well as twelve great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Don was always the life of the party, the music man and will be loved and missed by all. For additional information, please contact Basham Funeral Care at 873-8200.
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Published in Bakersfield Californian on July 8, 2014
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