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Donald Budd Page, Jr., passed away peacefully on December 27, 2018, after a period of declining health. Don was born in Augusta, Georgia, on September 29, 1941. He was predeceased by his parents, Donald and Grace Page, Sr. His early life was spent in Jacksonville and Starke, Florida, graduating from Bradford County High School in 1960. Don served in the United States Army for two years earning commendations for riflery and pistol expertise. After receiving a BA in Psychology and Counseling from the University of West Florida in 1970, Don began his 30+ year career with the State of Florida, holding various positions with the Department of Children and Families.
With his varied interests and activities, Don developed many close friendships and was frequently the 'go to person' for advice and guidance for others sharing these interests. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing, boating, canoeing, kayaking, waterskiing, and camping.
Additional interests included flying remote control airplanes, archery, trap and pistol shooting, and dancing. Don displayed enthusiasm and passion for all of his avocations, and his love for dancing was no exception. He was a long-time member of the GODS community (contra dancing). Through this group, Don went on to learn zydeco, cajun, waltz, and swing dancing. Every moment that Don was on the dance floor was filled with joy. He was inventive and gentle with his dance partners, and Don believed that dancing released one's true spirit, and transported the
dancers to a higher plane of existence. Many of Don's traveling adventures included dance festivals.....Vortex in Mentone, Alabama, St Pete Crawfish Festival, and New Year's Eve Mardi Gras and Festival Acadian in Lafayette, Louisiana. No matter where he danced, Don was the center of attention, and loved it!
Don will be greatly missed by his family and many friends. As per Don's wishes, a celebratory dance will be held on Sunday, February 10, 2019, at the Thelma A. Boltin Center, 516 NE 2nd Ave. Gainesville, Florida, from 2:00-5:00 pm. For those who wish, please make a donation to the charity
of your choice.

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Published in Gainesville Sun from Jan. 23 to Jan. 24, 2019.
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February 11, 2019
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The first time I met Don was through work. He invited me to lunch and asked if I wanted to go camping. He knew me for 10 minutes and had already told me that I could borrow his canoe anytime I wanted. I think that speaks volumes to the sort of man that Donald B. Page, Jr. was and how he treated those around him. Don was one-of-a-kind <3
Art Watson
February 6, 2019
Miss you and love you cuz!! My Life was better with you in it. I'll hold the memories and laughs. Cheryl Page-Davis
Cheryl Davis
February 5, 2019
I miss you on Wednesdays, Don!
February 3, 2019
David Willkomm
January 30, 2019
The world will miss this fine gentleman.\\Eric DIamond
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