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Donald Ray Colvin

Donald Colvin Obituary

Donald Ray Colvin, 85, of Mackey, formerly of Princeton, passed away Tuesday, September 26, 2023 at Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Newburgh.   He was born April 3, 1938 in Princeton to Donald J. and Edna (Varner) Colvin.

Don graduated from Princeton High School in 1956. He retired from Hansen Manufacturing Co where he worked for 40 years, 10 years as Plant Manager. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and woodworking. Since his retirement he has spent a lot of time in his shop woodworking.  He was an avid reader and enjoyed sitting in his chair with a book in hand.    

Don is survived by his wife, Sharon Colvin of Mackey; children, Lesly Mackey (Neil) of West Lafayette, Donald C. Colvin (Sharon) of Patoka, Crystal Smith (George) of Owensville and Amber May (Jeff) of Princeton; step-son, Dean Phelps (Maren) of Francisco; sister Joyce Friedman (Tony) of Princeton; grandchildren, Alescia Bradshaw, Heather Burton, Morgan Mackey, Kiera Miller, Austin Phelps, Tori Pettigrew, Allison and Andrew May; step-grandchildren, Jason Recker, Lenlee Haase, Laurel Vanhoosier, Michas, Preilis and Clayton Grider; 20 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Don was preceded in death by his parents and his first wife, Nancy Jo Colvin in 2007.

A funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, September 30, 2023 at the Colvin Funeral Home in Princeton, with Pastor Tony Friedman officiating.  Burial will follow in the Columbia White Church Cemetery in Princeton.

Visitation will be held from 4 until 7 p.m. on Friday and from 9 a.m. until the service time on Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Ft. Branch United Methodist Church, 1020 W. Vine St., Ft. Branch, IN 47648.  Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

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September 29, 2023

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

September 30, 2023

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM

Funeral Service
September 30, 2023

10:00 AM

Interment following funeral service
September 30, 2023

Columbia White Church Cemetery
West County Road 250 West and White Church Road
Princeton, IN 47670


Ft. Branch United Methodist Church
1020 W. Vine St., Ft. Branch IN 47648


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