Donald McMinnDonald McMinn, 82, passed away on Monday, April 19, 2021 at his home. Born on December 20, 1938 in Ackerman, he was a son to Harvey McMinn and Mary Elizabeth Ward Harrington. A 1957 graduate of Ackerman High School, he attended Holmes Junior College and also studied forestry at Mississippi State University. He proudly served in the MS Army National Guard and he married the former Janice Williams in 1986. Prior to retirement, he worked for Bechtel Pipeline as a field superintendent. He, along with his wife, traveled across the globe with the company and also frequented vacation destinations across the United States. Donald was all things outdoors whether it was playing golf with his wife, fishing with his close friend, Alton Reeves, or hunting quail when quail was in this area. With a sense of adventure, there was nothing he wouldn’t try. Above all, he loved his family and had countless friends. He faithfully served as a deacon at Riverbend Baptist Church where he and his wife were instrumental in implementing the Widows Ministry at Riverbend and had many friends among whom was Mary Cummings who was special to him. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 23, 2021 at Riverbend Baptist Church with Dr. Roy McHenry and Bro. Gary Williams officiating. Burial will follow in the Crenshaw Cemetery. Cleveland-Moffett Funeral Home in honored to serve the family. In addition to his wife, Janice McMinn, he is survived by nieces, Crystal Shoemake, GA and Nicole Castellucci, GA; and great niece, Kayla Massengale; and a host of extended family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; stepfather, Steve Harrington; brother, Demar McMinn; and sister, Amelia Shoemaker. Pallbearers will be Clayton Hackett, Randy Welch, Tony Franks, Dan Hogan, Kenny Clark, and Steven Reeves. Honorary pallbearers will be Jacob Berryhill, Mike Wright, Matthew Walker, Jerry Franks, Wallace Williams, Deric Edwards, Dustin Welch, Larry Williams, Scott Carter, Dr. Doug Hill and Charlie Clarkson. Visitation will be on Friday from 10 a.m. until 10:45 at the church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to River Bend Baptist Church or a charity of choice. Condolences may be shared with the family at clevelandmoffettfuneralhome.com
Janice, My prayers are with you and your family during your loss. Mr. Donald was such a sweet man and I enjoyed being in service with you both. Mitzi Rock
Mitzi Holder Rock Apr 23 2021 11:42 AM
For a few years, Amelia, was the love of my life as we attended school and church together. After I returned from military service, she and I car pooled together to Miss. State. Donald was always such a nice person, but her Dad scared me. Donald was liked by all who knew him in Ackerman, Mississippi.
Robert W. Prewitt Prewitt Apr 22 2021 10:36 AM
Many fond memories of Donald and his family as we grew up in Ackerman. His sister, Amelia and I were the same age and we loved to ride around on Sunday afternoon in his old Model T. Donald may not have been home at the time! We would gather up our change and could ride around town all afternoon on 50 cents worth of gas! Wonderful memories. Prayers for his family and friends as you live life without him. I know you are so happy to be with your family and friends in Heaven! See you all soon!!
Hazel Garrett Apr 21 2021 6:19 PM
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