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Obituary for Don Allen Painter

Don Allen  Painter
Don Allen Painter, 79, of Atchison, KS, passed away Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at his home surrounded by his family.

Funeral Services will be 2:00 PM, Monday, February 26, 2018 at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home, Atchison. Burial will follow in Sumner Cemetery, south of Atchison. Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Lung Association or Atchison Home Health and Hospice and may be sent in care of the funeral home. Words of sympathy and remembrance may be left online at

Don was born on June 13, 1938 in Greensboro, North Carolina, the son of Allen Woodrow and Goldie Radnal (Sanders) Painter. Don was a welder by trade and worked for many years at the General Motors production plant in Lee’s Summit, MO. After his retirement from GM, Don worked for TEAM Perka in St. Joseph. Don was a member of UAW (United Auto Workers) Union; he enjoyed fishing and hunting; and loved to play the guitar having played with a band in Kansas City. People who heard Don sing thought he sounded just like Merle Haggard.

Don and Sharon Ross were married on June 7, 1984 in Leavenworth, KS. Sharon survives of the home. Additional survivors include a son, Ricky Wayne (Joanie) Painter, Kansas City, MO; two daughters, Mary Cherry, Kansas City, MO, Penny Wright, Osage Beach, MO; two step-daughters, Angela (Darren) Cash, and Carmen Horton, both of Atchison; two sisters, Diann (Jim) Amberger, Salem, AR and Marcia (Terry) Seay, Calico Rock, AR; eight grandchildren; several great-grandchildren.

Don was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Bobby Wayne Painter.

Don’s family would especially like to thank Katie and Julie with Atchison Home Health and Hospice for all the care, love and support they received during Don’s illness.
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