Donald Rudolph Muller, 89, of Lexington passed away Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021, at The Mayflower in Lexington.

Don was born July 23, 1931, in Palisades Park, N.J., to Rudolph Herman Muller and Dorothy Hancock Muller.

Don graduated from Teaneck High School in Teaneck, N.J., in 1949. He earned a BS in horticulture from Iowa State University in 1954 and was a member of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity. Later in life he received an MS in library science from Atlanta University.

After serving in the U.S. Army and holding various jobs, Don was offered the opportunity to follow his passion for horticulture as the grounds superintendent of Ferrell Gardens on the Fuller E. Callaway Estate in LaGrange, Ga. Don retired after 25 years from what is now known as Hills & Dales Estate.

Don is preceded in death by his parents and sisters Dorothy Pinkie” Muller and Nancy Ann Robeson.

Don is survived by his wife, Marilyn R. Muller; daughter, Ruth Ann Hildreth (Steve) of Lexington; son, Kevin Muller (Emily) of Huntersville, N.C.; four grandchildren, Jennifer and Sarah Hildreth, and Lola and Lucas Muller; nephews Scott Robeson, Bryan Robeson and family; and niece Kim Robeson-Rodgers and family.

There will be no funeral services at this time and interment of ashes will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, N.Y., at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Rockbridge Area Hospice, 315 Myers St., Lexington, VA 24450.

The family of Donald Muller wishes to extend our sincere thanks for all the loving care provided by The Mayflower and Rockbridge Area Hospice.

Arrangements are by Harrison Funeral Home & Crematory. N-G

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