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Donald J. Nead

Donald J. Nead: 1951 – 2024

Donald James Nead (Papa) 73, Moorcroft, Wyoming. (Camp Nead West)

Beloved father, brother, grandfather, and friend, Don passed peacefully at home with his daughters at his side on Wednesday, June 12, 2024.

He was born in Williamsport, Pennsylvania on January 26, 1951 to B. Yvonne Duffield and Donald J. Nead.

He is survived by his daughters, Laura (Travis) of Utah, Jamie of New York, and Marcy (Blayne) of Georgia; his grandchildren: Makenzie, Reagan, Jaylin, and Gaige; his sister, Bev; brother, Ed; girlfriend, Tiffiny; a beloved cat; and multiple fur grandbabies.

Don was preceded in death by both parents; his sister, Donna Joyce; and his two grandbabies, Sadie and Aliyah.

He retired as Master Sergeant after over 38 years active-duty military in the US Army infantry and another 10 years of civil service. His achievements include 4 MSM awards, non-commission officer, instructor, Army accomplishment medal, and the Army Achievement Award, in addition to multiple other accomplishments.

Don was stubborn, but also one of the strongest, most humble, and most giving people, wholeheartedly dedicated to his girls, family, and country. He was never without a camera and won multiple awards for his amazing wildlife photography. He loved travelling, fishing, was an avid hunter and endowed life member of the NRA. He enjoyed sharing stories and was a big supporter of Tunnel of Towers, St. Jude, and the Wounded Warriors.

Arrangements are pending to allow time for the many he touched throughout the country to gather.

In lieu of flowers or donations the family asks you support a charity such as Tunnel of Towers, St. Jude, Wounded Warriors, or any of the many wildlife charities.  

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