Donald E. Schneider, age 82 of Cookeville, passed away peacefully in his Cookeville, Tennessee home Saturday, November 4, 2017.
Donald was born Saturday, August 3, 1935 in Cleveland, Ohio, he was the son of the late Col. Carl and Margaret (Kernayn) Schneider.
Don served in the Army, attended University of Cincinnati and Ohio State University. He and Marilyn married November 15, 1975 in Dayton, Ohio. In 1993, he retired from Mound Facility, Miamisburg, Ohio and they moved to Cookeville. Don was a proud member of the Middle Tennessee Antique Engine & Tractor Association.
Donald leaves behind his devoted wife, Marilyn Schneider, two stepsons, Michael (Diana) & Mark Neyman, 3 Grandsons, Austin, Christian and Andrew Neyman and their mother Darcey Neyman, Brother Dale Schneider, Sister In Law, (David) Muriel Schneider, Son Carl Schneider, Granddaughter Kearra (K.C.) Ash, and Great-Grandson, Josiah Beachy.
Special caregiver Bobbie Cravens along with Mark Neyman allowed Don to stay at home for the duration of his illness.
In addition to his parents Don is preceded in death by his brother David.
A time of gathering with the family will be Saturday November 18 from 1:00pm - 3:00pm at Crest Lawn Funeral Home in Cookeville TN with a Memorial Service at 3:00pm. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research at www.michaeljfox.org.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday, November 18 from 1:00 pm until time of service at 3:00 pm.
Please visit www.crestlawnmemorial.com and sign the online guest register and send a message to the family.
Crest Lawn Funeral Home-Cremation Center is in charge of arrangements.