TACEY, Donald James, Tacey, Donald James, 91, received his reward on February 22, 2013. His mission on earth completed, his destiny with the Lord fulfilled. Born in Bay City, MI, on 4/29/1921, he served as an altar boy in church, went to school, and worked on his father's farm. He proudly served in the US Navy from 1/05/1942 through 12/21/1945 during the WW II years. First, in Kodiak, Alaska as a Carpenter's Mate, and then as a submarine tender aboard the USS Beaver in Midway. Upon discharge, he moved to Tampa and worked as a barber for 50 years, also owning Don's Barber Shop. He married Lynnie Milam and is survived by his four children: Donna, Douglas, Cheryl, and Robert, one grandson, Daniel, and a host of friends and relatives. He will be remembered for his good nature, quick wit, and love of life, a good joke, a catchy song and a dance. His devotion to his Faith was central to him and was clear by his daily Mass visits and constant prayers for himself and family. A Memorial service will be held on 3/09/13 at St. Lawrence Catholic Church at 11:30 AM. He will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL. In lieu of flowers, gift donations to LifePath Hospice or St. Lawrence Church would be appreciated.
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Published in TBO.com on Mar. 8, 2013