Kenneth Michael Donaldson, 66

by | September 29, 2009 12:00 am

Kenneth Michael (Mike, Papa Mike) Donaldson, age 66, died Friday, Sept. 25, 2009 at Ogeechee Area Hospice in Statesboro. Funeral services were held Tuesday,Sept. 29, 2009 at 11 a.m. at the Metter Primitive Baptist Church with burial in the Rosemary Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mr. Donaldson was a native of Candler County and had lived all of his life in the Union community. He was a retired farmer. Papa Mike enjoyed his time at the Swainsboro Raceway every Saturday night where he first watched his brother Benjie, nephew Jamey and later grandsons Michael and Garrett where they all competed against each other for a fun night of family racing. He also enjoyed watching his grandsons Michael, Garrett, and Keigan playing recreational sports through high school sports. One of his favorite things was just spending time with family and friends.

Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Lynda Love Donaldson; two daughters, Lisa (Alan) Thigpen, Kim Williams (Jody Stafford); his mother, Madge Johnson Donaldson; brother, Benjie (Jan) Donaldson; sister, Jewell (Ned) Donaldson; grandsons, Michael and Garrett Thigpen and Keigan Williams, brother in law, Jimmy (Sherry) Love; and several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles; as well as many extra grandchildren that could be found at Papa Mike’s shop.

Remembrances can he made to Ogeechee Area Hospice, P.O. Box 531, Statesboro, GA 30459.

Kennedy-Morgan-Brannen Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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