Donald Morehead

Obituary of Donald Emerson Morehead


Donald Emerson Morehead, 78 of Tucson, AZ formally of Parkersburg, WV passed away Sunday, February 21, 2021 at his residence. 

He was born December 12, 1942 in Parkersburg, WV to the late Freddie Morehead and Jaqueline Morehead Monroe.  In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his loving wife Diana Lynn Morehead (2016). 

Donald served our country in the United States Navy as a Gunner’s Mate (GMGSN USNR) aboard the USS POCONO (AGC-16) from 1961 to 1966 when he received an honorable discharge.  He retired as a long-haul truck driver from FED-EX in 2010.  He loved listening to various types of music, watching football-Steeler games and NASCAR races.  He loved spending time with his devoted dogs. 

Family was extremely important to him and he looked forward to gatherings.  He also enjoyed reuniting with his best friend Robert Johnson when possible.  Don will be greatly missed by his children, Kimberly Kinner-Wixon, Donald (Karen) Morehead II and Jeffrey (SueAnn) Morehead.  Six grandchildren, Richard (Michelle) Kinner, Derek (Shalane) Kinner, Justyn (Brittany) Morehead, Jenny (Jason) Raszmann, Brittni Nunn and Tanner Morehead.  Eleven great grandchildren, Andre, Dante, Noah, Chloe, Devin, Dominic, Alexis, Isabella, Jacob, October and Giovanni.  3 siblings, Jaqueline (Inky) Barnett, Rebecca Anderson and Andrew (Connie) Rawson, and numerous brother and sister-in-laws. 

A celebration of life gathering will be held on a future date.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Donald’s memory to the Wounded Warriors Project.

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