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Donald Ray Vannatter

Mr. Donald Ray Vannatter 69 of Verdunville departed this life on Sunday March 20, 2011 at Princeton Community Hospital. Mr. Vannatter was born May 26, 1941 a son of the late Charles and Lou Cindia Vannatter. Besides his parents Mr. Vannatter was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years Bonnie Ruth Vannatter, granddaughter Emma Ruth Vannatter, siblings Clara McCoy, Nora Vannatter, Doris McKnight, Eunice Dempsey, Pearl Thomas, Helen Vannatter, Mary Vannatter, Charles Vannatter Jr. and Harry Vannatter. Mr. Vannatter was a graduate of Logan High School Class of 1959. He served in the US Army. During his life Mr. Vannatter worked for Valley Bell, Purity Maid and Logan County School System. He and his wife were members of the First Baptist Church of McConnell. Don was a sports enthusiaist. Don also enjoyed making and sharing birdhouses and playing with his grandchildren. Mr. Vannatter's surviving family includes Rhonda and James Baisden of Kenai, Alaska, Donald "Bo" Vannatter of Jersey City, New Jaersey and Charles and Karen Vannatter of Princeton, WV. Paw Paw Don will be greatly missed by his grandchildren Daniel Vannatter of Queens, New York, James Vannatter of Logan, WV, James Baisden II, Samuel Baisden and Sarah Baisden of Kenai, Alaska and Logan Vannatter of Princeton, WV. Don also leaves behind many loving friends and extended family which he cared for greatly. A service will be held at 10:00 A.M. Thursday at Forest Lawn Cemetery Mausoleum. There will be no graveside service and there will be no visitation. Inlieu of flowers the family asks donations be made to Emma's Touch Foundation P.O. Box 1411 Princeton, WV 24640 (Emmastouch.org) which was dear to Don's heart. Online condolences may be sent to www.jamesfh.com. James Funeral Home of Aracoma is in charge of the arrangements.

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I am writing on behalf of Jim Hunter's family. We loved both your Mommy and Daddy very much. Your Daddy was one of the funniest men that I knew. I am sorry for your loss but it is heaven's gain. Think about the reunion that your Daddy and my Daddy is having about now. Jille Statler, Anne Hunter, Ommie Hunter, James Zachary Hunter, Michah Hunter and Mom Ward

Jille Hunter Statler Jul 26 2011 12:00 AM


Janie Wells & Ottie Wells Jul 26 2011 12:00 AM

i cant be there so i just to let the family know i am thinking of them all . all my prayers and thoughts are with them junior

wilburn vannatter jr Jul 26 2011 12:00 AM

My sincere sympathy in the loss of your loved one. I think we are from the same Vannatter Family. My g-g grandpartents were Thomas Moteland and Viola Demerious Ferrell Vannatter from Big Ugly, WV. I only lost my father 6 years ago and I know the pain you are suffering..No matter the circumstance, saying goodbye is so hard. May precious memeories sustain you in your time of grief....

p.j. Jul 26 2011 12:00 AM

I worked with Don at logan high school.we shared a lot of stories and had a lot of laughs. may God bless his family in their time of grief.

Randall crum Jul 26 2011 12:00 AM