Donald R. Carey, 88, of Indiana Avenue, Columbus, passed away at 12:20 a.m. May 13, 2017, at Willow Crossing Health Care Facility.
Donald was born March 6, 1929, in Petersburg, Indiana, the son of Clifford R. and Hazel E. Catt Carey. He married Wanda Sue Timbrook on May 30, 1957.
Donald was a member of East Columbus United Methodist Church and was a U.S. Army veteran. He was an avid gardener and loved to hunt and fish, as well as watch NASCAR. Donald also volunteered his time in helping his church, friends and his family. Most of all, Donald was especially proud of his grandchildren.
The funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at the Jewell – Rittman Family Funeral Home with the Rev. Charles Aigner officiating. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 16, 2017, at the Jewell – Rittman Family Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Garland Brook Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to East Columbus United Methodist Church or the American Heart Association.
Donald is survived by his wife; sons, Douglas W. (Susan) Carey of Rockport, Indiana, Jon R. (Pamela) Carey of Seymour, Indiana and Brian A. Carey of Columbus; grandchildren, Megan (Doug) Shumaker, Shannon Carey, Jason Carey, Lindsey Carey, Matthew Carey, Amanda (Charles) Lawver and Brian (Melisa) Carey; and a sister, Bea Schauer of Martinsville, Indiana.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Bob Carey; and sisters, June Fish and Norma Young.
Services were entrusted to the Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home.
You are invited to view his video tribute after 4 p.m. Tuesday, light a virtual candle and send a message to the family via the internet.