In Loving Memory

Donald Neese

April 6, 1950 - July 16, 2020


Donald Ray Neese went home to be with his Savior on July 16, 2020 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Don’s life was well lived and he was well loved by his family and many friends. He had a smile and a laugh that would light up a room!

Don grew up in Pensacola, met his wife Laurie in high school and were married in 1970. They started a long, blessed journey through life that included two wonderful children and four precious grandchildren.

Their son Steve, married Megan Stanton and they have Ida and Mabel. Their daughter, Nancy, married Jason Barbee and they have Luke and Abby. He always remained close to his brothers, Danny and Robert.

He graduated from UWF with an accounting degree but explored several other fields of endeavor also. Moving to different areas for work was always an option, but he never strayed too far from his Southern roots.

Don loved being outdoors, loved (and hated!) golf and served his Lord in various Lutheran churches through the years. We are so very thankful to have shared 70 years with him and know we will see him again in Heaven around the throne of God.

In lieu of flowers, if you prefer, please send a donation to a charity of your choice.

No services have been scheduled at this time.  Expressions of condolence for the family may be made at  Hughes Funeral Home, 26209 Pollard Road, Daphne, AL, is assisting the family.


  1. Betty Bartens Haskins

    I went to high school with Donnie. We had a very close mutual friend. Donnie was smart, funny, sweet, and kind. What a great picture you chose! So sorry for your loss.

  2. Laurel Neese

    Yes, I remember him speaking fondly of you! I had a hard time picking a picture, but loved that one the best! He was such a good husband and father and I am comforted that I will see him again one day. Today (July 25, 2020) is our 50th wedding anniversary! I’m still celebrating – he is just in another room!
    Thank you for your kind thoughts…

  3. Mary Ann STRICKLAND

    Laurie,I am so terribly sorry to read of Donns passing.I always admired both of you so much and your love for the Lord.You,Nancy,and Steve will be in my prayers.So very sorry for your loss.Fondly,Ann Strickland

  4. Sandra Keller

    My deepest sympathy to Donnie’s wife, Laurie, his children and extended family. May our Heavenly Father grant you His peace that passes all understanding during this difficult time.

  5. Neal and Peggy Smith

    Don was a great man with an abiding love for his savior Jesus Christ who welcomed him home with His open arms. Don had such a big smile and an even larger laugh that would light up the room whenever he would appear. Don was my wife’s and my best man in our wedding 44 years ago and his friendship and kindness will be greatly missed. We rejoice that he is finally safe and at peace with the Lord. May our great God grant Laurie, his children Nancy and Steve, and their children strength, comfort, and renewed joy in the coming days.


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