Donald H. “Donnie” Painter, 74, died Friday, Oct. 5, 2018, at his home in Buchanan.


Donald H. “Donnie” Painter, 74, died Friday, Oct. 5, 2018, at his home in Buchanan.

Mr. Painter was born March 16, 1944, to Connie H. Painter and Evelyn Welch Booze and stepfather Merlyn Booze. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his brother, Freddy Deavers. 

Donnie retired from Burlington Industries with 40 years of service, was an avid outdoorsman, and enjoyed riding motorcycles.

He is survived by his wife of almost 13 years, Virginia Ann Painter of Buchanan; sons Brian Painter and wife Jennifer of Buchanan, and Steve Painter and wife Kendall of Lexington; daughter, Jennifer Painter Fowler and husband Adam of Roanoke; two stepdaughters, Lucretia VanBrocklin and husband Jerry of Lexington, and Lorie Hill and husband Ernie of Bristol; three grandsons, Brandon and wife Briana, Jacob and Cameron; five step-grandchildren, Kristina, Jason, Madison, Chaney and Brayden; very special great-grandson, Bentley; special pet companions, Peanut and Boots; and special friends, Dale Edwards and Andy Welch.

A memorial service will be held at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness, 70 Greenfield St., Daleville (corner of 220 north and Greenfield Street) on Saturday, Oct. 13, at 2 p.m. with the Elder Martin Raneri officiating.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made at World Wide Work at Online condolences may be made at



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