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Donald Leon Collett

October 12, 1934 — October 29, 2023

Middlesboro, KY

Don Collett, age 89, of Middlesboro, Kentucky, gained his heavenly wings on Sunday, October 29, 2023. 

Don was a U.S. Army Veteran, serving three of his four years in Germany.  He had been a long-time member of Binghamtown Baptist Church, where he had many friends that he considered family.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife June; his son Woody; his parents Roy and Mildred Lefevers Collett; grandparents James and Maggie Collett and Sonny and Maggie Lefevers; six uncles; five aunts; and a special cousin Earl Simpson.

He is survived by his daughters Donna Sue Collett and Vicki “Cookie” (Larry) Frye; son Mike (Tina) Collett; daughter in law Brenda Carroll Collett; grandchildren, Charity (Bill) Hayes, Josh Collett, William Napier, Leslie Napier, Hunter Collett, Brinley (Curtis) Brandenburg, Riley Collett, Jay (Sidni) Yowell, and Ashlee Yowell; and great-grandchildren, John and Annison Hayes, Gracie, Brooklyn, Abby and Sophie Collett, Colton Scott, Cora Napier, Claire and Kylie Warren, and James  Yowell.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., on Wednesday, November 1, 2023, at the Cawood Funeral Home Chapel.  Funeral services will follow at 7:00 p.m. with Reverend Michael Padgett and Reverend Michael Welch presiding. 

Graveside services will be held at 1:00 p.m., on Thursday, November 2, 2023, in the mausoleum at Green Hills Memorial Gardens, Middlesboro, KY. 

Pallbearers will be James Dunn, Gerald Monroe, James Howard, Roger Howard, Orbin Amix, Kenny Flowers, Rice Johnson, and Roger Vannoy.  Honorary pallbearers will be Billy Lancaster, Dirk Meyers, Robert Valentine, Donnie Wilson, Bob Nunn, Robert Saylor, Kelly Craig, Bill Bayless, Morgan Bayless, Keith Lefevers, Coleman Lefevers, Dale Eldridge, R. Dean Brock, Dennis Carmichael, Ron McDowell, Michael Padgett, and Al Brock.

All arrangements for Don Collett are under the care of Cawood Funeral Home, Middlesboro, KY.

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