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Donald Lawrence Sizemore

Posted By Hall-Wynne On May 12, 2016 @ 3:17 pm In Durham,Obituaries,Oxford | 14 Comments

Donald Lawrence Sizemore, 81, departed this earth, Thursday, May 12, 2016. A native of Granville county, he was the son of the late Norman S. and Maggie Chapel Sizemore, and a member of Oxford United Methodist Church. Donald was a member of the Oxford Masonic Lodge #122 since 1965 and the Orphans Lodge #761. He served as Secretary, Deputy, and Lecturer of Oxford Lodge #122 for 22 years. He was awarded the Joseph Montfort Medal for distinguished service in 1995.
Donald began employment at Oxford Orphanage as Cottage Counselor and served as Baseball coach, then as a Caseworker, and finally as Director of Admissions until 2003. He was an avid Carolina Tarheel fan. He was a trumpeter in the Oxford High School Band, the Kerr-Vance Community Band, the Shrine Marching and Dance Bands. He also traveled to Walt Disney World for 77 vacations.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 PM Saturday, May14, 2016, at Oxford United Methodist Church by Reverend David Haley, Reverend Pat Cox, Reverend Steve Brown, and Coach Albert Capps. Burial with Masonic Rites will follow in Elmwood Cemetery. Following the services a reception to celebrate Donald’s life will be held at the Masonic Home for Children, Cobb Center from 4:00-6:00 PM. Visitation will be held on Friday from 7:00-8:30 PM Friday, May 13, 2016 at Gentry – Newell & Vaughan Funeral Home, 503 College Street, Oxford, NC 27565.
Surviving are his wife of 41 years Annette Sizemore; son Donald Sizemore II of Cary; daughter Cindy Farthing (Shaun) of Boone, Jillian Johnson (Jolyon) of Bellingham, WA; two brothers Thomas (Elaine) Sizemore of Kernersville, and Jerry (Pat) Sizemore of Oxford; one sister Linda S. (John) Norris of Oxford; grandchildren, Christopher (Amber) and Bradley Farthing, Clara and Olin Johnson.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to The Masonic Home for Children, 600 College Street, Oxford, NC 27565.
The Sizemore family is under the care of Gentry – Newell & Vaughan Funeral Home of Oxford.

Condolences for the family of “Donald Lawrence Sizemore”

Condolence from Teresa Hill on May 12th, 2016 4:12 pm

I am so very sorry for your loss.
Mr. Sizemore was a great man. He will be truly missed…May God grant you comfort, peace, and strength at this time…
Teresa Hill
(at O.O. from 1986-1989)

Condolence from Jean Gasque stark on May 12th, 2016 4:32 pm

The dearest friend this orphanage girl ever had and I will treasure his love and guidance always. Love and peace to his family and friends

Condolence from Melissa Avery on May 12th, 2016 4:45 pm

I am so sorry for your loss. Mr. Sizemore was a very special spirit and he will be missed so much.

Condolence from Doris Stephens and family on May 12th, 2016 4:47 pm

My heart is with all of you in sadness for the loss of Uncle Donald – you know we loved him and treasured every minute he was with us. He made us cry laughing because he was such a clown and laugh crying when he stood by our side when he was comforting us during the loss of our loved one….we are sure you are resting in peace and will always carry the fondest of memories….Doris, Bo-resa, Gur-lene and Bootie.

Condolence from Sandra Clifton Brewer on May 12th, 2016 5:19 pm

Keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers. Love each of you so much. My life has been blessed because of your sweet dad. Thanks for sharing him with all of us.

Condolence from Sherri Carter Rouse on May 12th, 2016 6:16 pm

He will I know be greatly missed. Praying for comfort for the whole family.

Condolence from William Hines on May 12th, 2016 8:21 pm

Rest in peace my friend. You saved us from peril. I will always love you with all my heart and soul.

Condolence from Ben Currin on May 12th, 2016 10:42 pm

Don, (Mr. Sizemore)—Thanks for being the man you were—always kind & soft spoken, understanding, entertaining, caring, and devoted to all you did. You left us a legacy to live by!! Rest In Peace.

Condolence from Martha Pike Bryant on May 12th, 2016 11:01 pm

Mr Sizemore was a most compassionate and caring man. He showed his love and dedication for the children of Oxford Orphanage and in return, gained the respect and love of all those who were touched by his caring. We have all lost a great friend and role model. May he rest in the peace he so well deserves. May his family feel the Peace of God’s Love and Grace as they go through this heartwrenching time.

Condolence from patty whitehurst on May 12th, 2016 11:02 pm

Mr.sizemore, was the first person I meet from the O.O. He will be miss but not forgot.I know I will miss him….

Condolence from Pat “Ward” Koshada on May 13th, 2016 12:33 am

You will be missed so much. There are thousands of children that will never forget you as a wonderful role model and for all the love you gave each of us. My prayers and thoughts are with the family at this difficult time, thank you all for sharing him with us and know you are loved by all of us orphans.

Condolence from melissa reeves collins on May 13th, 2016 11:23 am

I am so sorry for your lose. We know he is in a better place now. I had the pleasure of knowing Mr. Size more from the Orphanage. I grew up there. He was always a nice person who cared about everyone. Thank you for sharing him with all of us. We are better people because of people like him.

Condolence from Marie Carter on May 13th, 2016 5:23 pm

I knew Mr. Sizemore when he was house parent at 3-B cottage. He was funny and really cared for all “his children”. God be with his family at this time of their loss. God has called a GREAT MAN home.

Condolence from Donna Moran Jones on May 27th, 2016 4:05 pm

He was a wonderful man to me….I lived in orphanage and he was a special..May God look down on you the family with loving thoughts..He will be missed.

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