A former resident of Baton Rouge, he passed away at his home in Warner Robins, Ga., on Monday, June 17, 2013, under the loving care of his family and Pine Pointe Hospice. Don was born April 6, 1928, in Normal, Ill., to the late John and Lydia Lawhun. He proudly served his country, first in the Army Air Corps during World War II and then with the Air Force during the Korean War. Don later served as a safety inspector at Robins Air Force Base until his retirement in 1986. He was a member of First Christian Church in Warner Robins. His memory will forever be treasured by his sons, William Daniel Lawhun and wife Renee, and Kyle Dismuke (Peggy); daughter, Donna Dearth (Rich); brother, Milford Lawhun; sister, Lydia Dougherty (Tommy); grandchildren, Jonathan Lawhun (Courtney), Thomas Lawhun (Leslie), Kelly Yoshida (Alan), Robin Dismuke, Greg Dismuke (Kim), Kristie Rohme (Doug), Lindsey Dearth, Ryan Dearth, Justin Dismuke and Niki Noyes (Jeremy); great-grandchildren, Parker Lawhun, Sydney, Noah and Trevor Yoshida, Dalton Dismuke, Trent Jean, Emilie and Ethan Rohme, and Savannah and Sydney Noyes; step-great grandchildren, Sydney and Tamara Morfoot; loving friend and neighbor, Maria Bierbaum; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Catherine ""Kitty"" Lawhun; second wife, Julene "Tez" Lawhun; brothers, Ray, Carlos and Fred; sister, Gladys; son, Fred Dismuke; granddaughter, Angie Dismuke Ratliff; and best friend, Craig Bierbaum. Services were held Thursday, June 20, 2013, in the chapel of McCullough Funeral Home in Warner Robins. Interment followed at Magnolia Park Cemetery.
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McCullough Funeral Home
417 South Houston Lake Road Warner Robins, GA 31088
Published in TheAdvocate.com from June 28 to June 30, 2013