Hight, Donald Franklin Sr. (Dalton)

Saturday, September 23, 2017
Donald Franklin Hight, Sr.
Donald Franklin Hight, Sr.

Donald Franklin Hight, Sr., age 85 of Dalton, Georgia, went to his heavenly home, Thursday September 22, 2017 surrounded by his family.

Donald was born June 10, 1932 in Bartow County, the son of the late Tyler Franklin and Fannie Elizabeth Butler Hight. He was also preceded in death by his daughter, Cathy Donna Standridge; sisters, Mary Hooker, Willa Bell Woodring; brothers, Theodore Hight, Leon Towe and Leonard Towe; and sons-in-law, Bob Townsend and Richard Newby. 

Donald was a 1952 graduate of Dalton High. He proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War.  He was a machinist trade and worked 35 years at B&J Machinery. Donald was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He was a kind, humble man and quite the jokester. He often gave suggestions, but never offered his opinion. 

Donald Franklin Hight Jr, is survived by his wife of 65 years, Catherine Wells Hight, whom they affectionately called each other “Kid”; son, Donald and Hazel Hight; daughters, Carol and Joel Godfrey, Cynthia Diane Hight; sister, Jeanette Pullen; son-in-law, Quintus Standridge; grandchildren, Kit and Ashley Kern, Donna and Dale Lawhorne, Angel and Floyd Officer, Stephanie Newby and Joe Cardel, Robin and Eric Jenkins, Jason and Brandi Babb, Robbie and Kristy Townsend, Casey Mingle, Tyler Hight, Miranda Buckner; great-grandchildren, Coleman and Halyn Jenkins, Chase Jenkins, Chelsea and Andrew Shipman, Crimson and Wayne Agan, Brittanie and Josh Ford, Rayna and Preston Bartley, Ben Babb, Jacob and Jaiden Hight, Marley Mingle, Piper Reece Tarvin Peek, Floyd and Christina Officer, Matthew Wingate, Ty and Tucker Townsend, Brantley and Kambria Bucker; and great-great-grandchildren, Landyn Agan, Axel Shipman, Lillie Ann Hufstetler. 

A service to celebrate the life of Donald Franklin Hight Sr, will be held Sunday, Sept. 24, at 2 p.m. from Ponders Melrose Chapel, with Reverend Tom Jenkins, Reverend Eric Jenkins and Reverend Dale Lawhorne officiating.

Interment will follow at West Hill Cemetery with Robbie Townsend, Tyler Hight, Coleman Jenkins, Chase Jenkins, Ben Babb, and Chuck Wells serving as pallbearers. American Legion Post #112 will conduct the military graveside rites. 

The family will receive friends on Saturday, Sept. 23, from 5-9 p.m. and after 11 a.m. Sunday until the service hour. 

Arrangements are by locally owned and operated Ponders Melrose Chapel, Dalton, GA. (706) 226-4002.



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