Don  Windon
Don Windon, age 82, of Shady Spring, WV, passed away on Monday, October 7, 2019 at his home.
Born on June 30, 1937 at Sullivan, he was the son of the late Vernon Ray Windon and Betty Meadows Windon.
Don was former fireman for the City of Beckley for nearly 30 years, retiring as Captain. He was a member of Family Worship Center.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by siblings, Uthalee Holley, Delores Prestidge, Unie Chambers, Garnet Swaim, and Danny Windon. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family.
Those survivors left to cherish his memory include his wife of 62 years, Carolyn Ballard Windon; his children, Don Windon Jr. and wife, Wendy of Texas and Cheryl Estep of Shady Spring; four grandchildren, Dustin McCutcheon, Megan Estep, Trey Windon and Elizabeth Hiney; a great grandchild, Colby McCutcheon, and many nieces and nephews also survive.
A memorial gathering for family and friends will be at Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home Shady Spring Chapel from 6 PM until 7 PM on Saturday, October 12, 2019. A Celebration of Life Service will begin at 7 PM with Rev. Wayne Wicker officiating.
Private online condolences and other expressions of sympathy may be directed to the family via our guestbook at
Arrangements are by Rose and Quesenberry, Shady Spring, WV.
Published on October 8, 2019


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6 posts

Skipper Huffman
Oct 10, 2019
My deepest sympathy.
Classmate W.W.H.S. '56
Jack & Judy Allen
Oct 09, 2019
Was so sorry to read of Dons passing - we worked together a lot of years and had so many, many good times together - he was a good friend and I thought a lot of him - prayers for strength for the family
Retired Lt Zack Bennett BFD & wife Nancy Bergendahl Bennett
Oct 09, 2019
Our deepest sympathy for the death of your husband Don Windon !! Its har to loose someone that you've been together for a lifetime !! May God be with during the weeks that follow !! Love to my friend Carolyn !! From Nancy !!
Retired Lt Zack Bennett , Beckley Fire Department, Beckley, WV , & wife Nancy Bergendahl Bennett
Oct 09, 2019
To Carolyn Windon and family, our deepest sympathy and prayers sent !! It is so sad to loose your husband after being together so long ! Pray you have the strength to handle these days to follow , it will be hard my friend , God be with you !!
Joyce Tilley
Oct 09, 2019
Remembering the first time I met you I knew you were a Sweetheart I watched as you were working in the garden and having a great time with your Grandson Dustin,thereโ€™s no way to explain in words just how much you treated everyone with respect and compassion I will always have great memories of you Don Fly High My Friend Into Godโ€™s Arms You Will Truly Be Missed ๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ’”
Ed Tigert Lt. Beckley Fire Department Retired
Oct 08, 2019
I'm sorry to hear of Don passing. As a rookie I respected and look up to Captain Windon for his leadership and being just hard enough to help me become the firefighter I truly needed to become.
May God still and comfort your aching heart.