11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, at Holland Barry
and Bennett Home
1:00 p.m. Tuesday also at the funeral home.
Funeral home: Holland Barry & Bennett Funeral
Donald E. Whitacre, 74, of Lincoln passed away
October 9, 2014 at St. John's Hospital, Springfield.
A visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00
p.m. Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at Holland Barry and
Bennett Home. Funeral services will take place
immediately following at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday also at
the funeral home.
Burial will follow at Zion Cemetery, Lincoln.
Don was born July 13, 1940 in Lincoln the son of
Donald and Wanita (Gross) Whitacre. His life partner
was Mary Elston. She survives.
Also surviving are his children: Robin Whitacre of
Lincoln, Dawn (Dennis) Wells of Lincoln, Shawn Kelly
of Lincoln, Jennifer (Tom) Sawicki of Lincoln, and
Shannon (Brandi) Kelly of Williamsville;
grandchildren Anthony Whitacre, Justin Whitacre,
Triston Steen, Tiffany (Jimmy) Washburn, Dustin
(Christina) Wells, Ryan Wells, Katie Wells, Grant
Kelly, Karsen Kelly, Marissa Booth, Molly Sawicki,
and Logan Sisk; his great grandchildren Connor
Wells, Olivia Wells, Gabriel Wells, and Keegan
Washburn; and his brother Jack (Sue) Whitacre of
Springfield. His dog, Ribbon, was his constant
Don worked as a truck driver for over thirty years.
For the last five years he owned and operated Route
66 Sandwich Stop in Lincoln.
Don was a past member of the Eagle's Lodge. Everyone
considered him their "go-to person." He was always
there to help anyone in need.
Memorial donations may be made to the family and
will be accepted at Holland Barry and Bennett
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