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Donnie William Painter

August 28, 1953 October 1, 2019
Donnie William Painter
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Donnie William Painter “Bear” of Dover passed away, Tuesday October 1, 2019 at Kent General Hospital. He was 66.
Mr. Painter was born August 28, 1953 in Odgen, Utah at Hillfield AFB to the late Don Wilson and Annie Lois Painter.
He had worked for Berry Van Lines for 20 years and enjoyed freshwater fishing, camping, watching pro wrestling with his children and grandson. Mr. Painter was a member of the Elks Lodge, BPOE #1903, where he bowled on their bowling league and the Camden Wyoming Moose Lodge. He had played Santa for many years and loved kids. Mr. Painter was well liked, life of the party, funny and never knew a stranger.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brother, Stanley Painter.
He is survived by his sons, Ben Founds and his companion Leetta Richards of Magnolia and Jake Founds and his wife Beth of Albuquerque, NM; brothers, David Painter and his wife Carol of Seaford and Wyman Painter and his wife Nancy of Blackbird; grandson, Wyatt; his companion of 20 years, Jitka Lejckova; nieces, Bonnie Jean Painter, Ashley Rogers, Courtney Stewart and Brianna Travis, and friends, Clayton Bedwell and Mark Rice.
Memorial services will be held at a later date.

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