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Donald Williford

November 13, 1948 — October 30, 2023

In Loving Memory of Donald Lee Williford

Donald Lee Williford, born on November 13, 1948, in South Pittsburg, TN, passed away tragically on October 30, 2023, at the age of 74. He was a beloved brother, friend, and passionate mechanic.

Donald had a deep love for cars and was always eager to showcase his collection at various car shows and cruise ins. In his earlier years, he enjoyed the thrill of racing rail buggies and supported his brother Claude in his drag races. Throughout his life, Donald's dedication and expertise in mechanics led him to a fulfilling career as an automotive mechanic, working for Liner's Phillips 66 for an impressive 35 years.

Born to the late Claude and Fannie Mae Williford, Donald was also preceded in death by his half-brother, Mark Bearden. He is survived by his siblings: Ruby Higdon of Resaca, GA; Kathleen DeFriese of Georgetown, TN; Anna Ruth McMahan; Claude Williford; and Barrion Williford (Debbie). He also leaves behind his beloved "adopted daughter," Tisha Liner Hitson, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, extended family members, and cherished friends.

A memorial service to honor Donald's life will be held at 4:00 pm on Saturday, November 4, 2023, at the Cleveland Chapel of Companion Funeral & Cremation Service, located at 2415 Georgetown RD NW, Cleveland, TN 37311. Prior to the service, family and friends are invited to pay their respects during the visitation, which will take place from 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm. Pastor Crystal Ragan will be officiating.

We invite all who knew and loved Donald to join us in celebrating his life and sharing cherished memories of a dear soul gone too soon. Please join us in honoring Donald Lee Williford, a man whose passion for cars and kind spirit touched the hearts of all who knew him.

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Visitation

Saturday, November 4, 2023

2:00 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

Companion Funeral & Cremation Service - Cleveland

2415 Georgetown RD, Cleveland, TN 37311

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Memorial Service

Saturday, November 4, 2023

4:00 - 5:00 pm (Eastern time)

Companion Funeral & Cremation Service - Cleveland

2415 Georgetown RD, Cleveland, TN 37311

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