In Memory

Donald Slawson

BROOKSVILLE, Fla. — Donnie Lee Slawson, 58, Brooksville, passed away Oct. 7, 2008, at Hernando Care Center, Brooksville.

Born in Davenport, Iowa, he moved to Brooksville 26 years ago from Davenport. He was an amazing auto mechanic and heavy equipment mechanic and he liked to operate his sawmill. Mostly, he enjoyed being with his family, especially his grandchildren. He was a Christian by faith. Survivors include his wife, Helene, Brooksville; daughters, Brooke Slawson, and her fiancé, Daniel Arnold, Spring Hill, Fla., and Sarah Slawson, Tampa; grandchildren, Madison and Dylan Arnold; and his mother, Bertha D. Jones, brother, Robert D. (Beth), and sisters, Diane and Deborah (Tim) Trout, all of Davenport. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert W. Slawson. A memorial gathering was Oct. 9, 2008, at the home of Brooke Slawson. Memorials may be made for the family in care Turner Funeral Home, 504 E. Jefferson St., Brooksville, FL 34601 (352) 796-3588.