Donald Dwight Lincoln
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Donald Dwight Lincoln, longtime publisher of The Taco Times and the Perry News-Herald, died Sept. 9, 2021, at the age of 66. A native of Birmingham, Ala., Lincoln was born to Homer Madden Lincoln and Gladys D. (Fitts) Lincoln on April 22, 1955. He graduated from Vestavia High School in 1973. He then graduated from Auburn University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism. Lincoln's first job as sports editor was at The Valley Times-News, a five-day daily serving the river region defined by Lanett, Ala., and West Point, Ga. He shifted to a news reporter position and then sold advertising at the LaGrange (Ga.) Daily News. In 1981, he married Susan Harrison, also a journalist who was then working at The Valley Times-News. They were recruited to assume management of the Live Oak (Fla.) Post, which they did for two years before the two competing publications were merged. They moved to Perry, Fla., as publisher and managing editor of the two newspapers which were merged here. Lincoln served as publisher for 33 years, working closely with economic development efforts in the community. He completed multiple terms on the Taylor County Development Authority and also the board of directors for the Perry/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce. He served several terms as president of the Perry Kiwanis Club, notably acting as its president during its 75th anniversary. He also held an advisory position on the Policemen's Pension Board for the City of Perry. He was an avid golfer and served on the board of directors for the Perry Golf & Country Club. He was a longtime member of First Presbyterian Church. Lincoln loved the outdoor opportunities afforded by Taylor County, especially fishing and hunting. He also enjoyed being on the periphery when the University of Florida conducted archaeological digs at Aucilla River sites. He served as associate editor of the Aucilla River Times. He was predeceased by both of his parents. In addition to his wife of 39 years, he is survived by two children: Katie Lincoln King and Jonathan Harrison Lincoln, both of Perry; two brothers, Bruce and Ben (Tina) Lincoln of Birmingham; a host of nieces and nephews. A memorial service is planned for 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021 at the First Presbyterian Church in Perry, Florida.
Published by The Birmingham News from Sep. 10 to Sep. 12, 2021.
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Dearest Susan and Family: I was deeply shocked and saddened today to learn of Don's passing. Our hearts go out to each of you, as he left us far too soon. I will never forget Don's always "being there" as a Charter Member of our Board of Directors of our Boys & Girls Clubs of Perry-Taylor County--, the very first B&G Clubs in Florida's Big Bend, where he served for years as a most important and active member. While serving as president of that Board, I'd often pop into Don's office for his always frank advice. He was always available and he never let us down because he cared deeply about improving conditions for both our children and our community which showed in all that he did over many years. Don also took a strong stand in his reporting to protect our community. And he was fair. I recall his love of family, fishing, of Indian artifacts--of protecting what made Taylor County special. He was unique, a friend I trusted and will always remember with love. I look forward to reading your stories about him, anecdotes that will brighten our days and help you heal. As one who has suffered many losses, I know God is right there beside each of you. He will comfort and heal your hearts, dry your tears and help you find the peace that often comes from helping others. I think of how your writings lifted my own spirits, making me laugh. Keep on-and I'll keep reading while remembering you in my daily prayers. Know you are loved. We care. Please tell us what we can do to help; don't hesitate to call me anytime. Sending love. Gale, John & Family.
Gale D. Dickert
Friend
September 15, 2021
Susan, Katie, Jonathan I just found out of Don’s passing. I am so very sorry for your loss, Don was a fine man who I enjoyed working with from time to time during my recreation department years. When Don would come in the office, there would always be a kind greeting, an interesting and intelligent conversation, a sharp curiosity for a story he was sometimes after and definitely a laugh or two. I have always thought a lot of his generosity to the youth of this county and of his personality. May God be with each of you in all the days ahead. My heart, thoughts and prayers are with you.
Angela Sarabia
Friend
September 13, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Sherry Jones
Friend
September 13, 2021
Samuel Tyler Jenkins
September 13, 2021
We love you all and am so sorry for your loss. I have great memories with Mr. Don that will stay in my heart forever. I'm sorry that we could not make it to. But I want you to know we have been thinking of you and praying for you. We love you,
Tyler Jenkins
Samuel Jenkins
Neighbor
September 13, 2021
Great fellow Kiwanian and friend. Prayers for the family.
Charlton Knowles
Friend
September 13, 2021
My sincere condolences Susan. May God's manifest presence be with you and yours during these hard days.
Joan Hendry Rawlins
Friend
September 12, 2021
Great memories with Don! My prayers and condolences to the family. May his memory be eternal.
Gus Pasisis
Classmate
September 12, 2021
Sympathy to the family. I enjoyed knowing Don & working with him at Kiwanis.
Howard Drew
Acquaintance
September 12, 2021
We thought a lot of Don. He had a good sense of honor and truthfulness and showed respect to everyone he met. He is gone too soon. Perry and all his friends will miss him.
Melvin & Marcia Parker
Acquaintance
September 11, 2021
May God be with you. Don was a fine man and is missed. Take comfort in knowing many care in your time of grief. With deepest sympathy. Love always, Joe and Martha Ann
Joe and Martha Ann Horn
September 11, 2021
Sending you my sympathy for your loss.
Sharlyne Beach
Friend
September 11, 2021
Dear Susan,
There are no words
My heart is reaching across the miles to touch yours.
Mary Beth Steinfeld
Friend
September 10, 2021
Praying for God's comfort upon Susan and family. Pastor Rodger and Bethlehem Baptist Church Family Shelby, Al.
Rodger Hamaker
Friend
September 10, 2021
Diane and Buddy Moore
September 10, 2021
Sending my most sincere sympathy to Susan and family. Know that our community grieves with you and will miss Don. May God's promise of eternity through Jesus Christ give you comfort. Sincerely, Cecile
Cecile Hance
September 10, 2021
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief. My heartfelt sympathy to you all.
Sue Everett
Friend
September 10, 2021
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