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Donald Earl Stapleton

January 2, 1954 ~ December 6, 2021 (age 67)


The journey of Donald Earl Stapleton of Dennard began when the world was blessed by his birth to David and Mae Stapleton in Little Rock, Arkansas on January 2nd, 1954. Nineteen years later on August 17, 1973 in Dennard, Arkansas he married the love of his life, Lavonne Watts and over the next 30 years she blessed him with four amazing children: Donald W. (Shawnie) Stapleton of Dennard, Adam Stapleton of Dennard, Scott (Connie) Stapleton of Dennard, and Jessica (Daniel) Bernard of Conway.

Donald is remembered by all for his servant’s heart and unconditional love which is further illustrated by his 17 years of service as the Washington Township Constable and several years as the Van Buren County Deputy Coroner. When he was not out helping his neighbors or serving his community he could be found tinkering on odd projects, watching westerns on his favorite couch, or scheming with his grandbabies.

On December 6th, 2021 at the age of 67, surrounded by his loving family, Donald completed his journey back to our Lord where he was met by his father, David Stapleton, mother, Mae Sowell, stepfather, Doc Coleman, one brother, and two sisters. From Glory he patiently awaits those who remain: his wife and children, brother, Doug Stapleton of Formosa, sister, Delores (Eddy) Falls of Opello, seven grandsons, two redheaded granddaughters, two great-grandsons, four great-granddaughters, and numerous nephews, nieces, extended family members, and dear friends.

His memory was laid to rest at 2 pm on December 11th, 2021 at Dennard Cemetery

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Graveside Service
December 11, 2021

2:00 PM
Dennard Cemetery
Hwy 65 N
Dennard, AR 72629

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