Donald R. Poe died March 4, 2008, in Laguna Woods, Calif.

He was born March 4, 1921, in Urbana, Ill.

He was a member of the U.S. Navy from 1944 to 1946. He married Mary Ann Fones Poe.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years; nephews and nieces Roy Fosdick, Frank Fosdick, Ora Lea Fosdick Grumbles, Freda Fosdick Barnes, Mary Alice Fones Reynolds, Sam Hard and Dee Hard Orlandi and great nieces and great nephews and sister Barbara Poe Hancock.