Donald Theo Flanagan
1925 — 2014
WAYNESVILLE — Donald Theo Flanagan passed away Aug. 7, 2014, at the Brian Center in Waynesville. Born Aug. 22, 1925, in their farm house in Woodlawn, Illinois, he was the youngest son of Samuel and Nellie (Moore) Flanagan. He married Marjorie Kelley on Nov. 15, 1952.
He is survived by his three daughters, Jacque Marlene Brien (Edward), of Palatine, Illinois, Sharon Kay Flanagan and Kelley Gail Flanagan (formerly Fulford), of Waynesville; one grandson, Christopher Edward Brien (Vanessa), of Schaumberg, Illinois, and Meaghan Kelley Fulford, of Waynesville; two great-grandchildren, Zachary Christopher Brien and Alyssa Nicole Brien, of Schaumberg, Illinois. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Don was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Clifton, Virgil, Willard Flanagan, and four sisters, Velma Flanagan, Ruth Trout, Vanita Harris and Geneva James.
He first worked at the Mt. Vernon Car Shops until he was drafted for war into the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was a minister for the Church of Christ for 65 years in Illinois and all over the South. Don also worked for Illinois Bell Telephone and retired from Good Samaritan Hospital.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13, at the Garrett Hillcrest Mausoleum Chapel in Waynesville. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Garrett Funeral Home.
For those who wish, memorials may be given to Alzheimer's Association Research http://www.alz.org/. Help find the cure to end this horrific disease, or to Memphis School of Preaching http://www.msop.org/.