Donald Steele Deskins

Published 6:00 am Wednesday, June 24, 2020

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Donald Steele Deskins was born March 30,1932 to Paris Adams Deskins and Martha Ann Cox Deskins. He married Margaret Evelene Lester and from this union they had four children: James, Barbara, Michael “Mike” and Robert.

Donald was a retired farmer and loved to fish.

He is preceded in death by his parents, his brother Larry “Bud”, sister Alice, his loving wife Margaret and son Mike. He leaves behind two sons: James Deskins (Mary) and Robert Deskins (Sherrie) both of Farmville, Virginia; one daughter: Barbara Arthur (Bernard) of Kenbridge, Virginia; two grandsons: James Deskins, Jr. and Nicholas “Nick” Deskins; four granddaughters: Tammy Nelson, Amy Swanson, Jeanette Good and Sheena Gotta; 11 great grandchildren.

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A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at Trinity Memorial Gardens.

Shorter Funeral Home is serving the family. www.