Donald Melvin Shuttleworth
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LANCASTER: Donald Melvin Shuttleworth, 74 went to live with his Lord and Savior on January 20, 2013. He was born in Lancaster to Walter Melvin "Mickey" and Mary Lucille (Riffle) Shuttleworth on December 14, 1938. He was a member of Emanuel Lutheran Church and a graduate of Lancaster High School, Class of 1957. He served his country in the US Marine Corps from 1956 through 1960. Don had worked at Anchor Hocking, Plant 1 and was retired from Fairfield Medical Center in the Maintenance Department. He remembered his High School days working at Johnny Johnson's Restaurant where he made many friends. Don was a huge fan of John Wayne, whom he could quote many lines from his movies by heart, OSU football and basketball, Cincinnati Bengals and Nascar, with his favorite driver Tony "Smoke" Stewart. He loved building and working on his train set with his grandson Zane and fishing, Hunting and photographing the outdoors. Don also enjoyed traveling with his wife around to the National Parks and well-remembered a visit to Margarten, Holland to visit his father's gravesite, who was killed in WWII. Thanks to Bud and Mary Ann Woltz who helped make that dream come true.
Don leaves behind his loving wife and soul mate of 49 years, Pat (Woltz) whom he married on May 31, 1963; 3 sons, Michael Alan (Fiancé Bonnie Courtney) of Logan, Jeffrey Lee (Melissa) of Westerville and Chad William (Fiancé Bridget Wendell) of Lancaster; sisters, Rita Sterling of Omaha, Nebraska and Judy (Everett) Beers of Lancaster; grandchildren Brittany and Caitlyn of Cincinnati, Danielle of Westerville, Darrin, Kira and Zane all of Lancaster; 2 great grandchildren, Logan Renee of Cincinnati and Ryan Michael of Lancaster; sister-in-law Carol (Woltz) and her husband John Brown of Lancaster and numerous cousins, nephews, nieces and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; grandparents, Karl and Florence who as a child he made his home with and a brother-in-law, Fred Sterling.
Much appreciation to the staff and FMC 3rd floor, Dr. Ralph Romaker and Pastor Mark Raddatz. Thank you to Fred and Darletta Wolshire the time Don spent with you meant so much. A special thank you to John and Carol Brown for "Just being there".
Friends may call Wednesday from 2-4 and 6-8 pm in the Halteman-Fett & Dyer Funeral Home and 1 hour prior to the service in the Church. Funeral Services will Thursday at 10:30 am in the Emanuel Lutheran Church with Pastor Mark Raddatz officiating. Burial will follow in Floral Hills Memory Gardens with the Lancaster Burial Detail conducting Military Honors.
In Lieu of flowers donation may be made to the Emanuel Lutheran Church or to a
in Don's memory.
Published in the Lancaster Eagle-Gazette on January 22, 2013