Donald Salllie

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SIDNEY — Donald "Don" Sallie, 83, of Sidney, went to be with his Lord and Savior at 5:02 a.m., Wednesday, June 14, 2017.

He was born, April 13, 1934, in Blue Diamond, Kentucky, to the late Howard and Ola (Back) Sallie.

On April 9, 2011, he married Loretta Marie (Jager) Browning, who survives, along with his two daughters, Connie Sallie and Pamela (Gary) Gibbs, both of Middletown; four stepchildren, Fred (Brenda) Browning, Jerry (Brenda) Browning, Linda Browning and Wanda (George) Fahnestock, all of Sidney; two sisters, Clara Gumm, of Middletown, Dana (Rich) Woodward, of Nebraska; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by five siblings.

Don was a veteran of the United States Army, serving his country for more than 20 years. He then worked for the former United Telephone Co. in Sidney, retiring after more than 20 years of service. Don enjoyed being in church and Bible study. He read his Bible frequently and also enjoyed repairing old Bibles for others. He loved spending time with his wife and taking her to Frisch's every day. Don was a member of Stokes Masonic Lodge 305 F&AM in Port Jefferson.

Don was a member of Calvary United Baptist Church in Sidney, where a funeral service will be Friday, June 16, 2017, at noon, with Pastor David Shepherd officiating. Burial with military honors provided by the United States Army will follow at Graceland Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the church, Friday, from 10 a.m. until the time of service.

Arrangements are in the care of Cromes-Edwards Funeral Home, 302 S. Main Ave. Memorial contributions may be made to Calvary United Baptist Church in Don's memory. Condolences may be made to the Sallie family at the funeral home's website,

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Published in Sidney Daily News from June 14 to June 15, 2017