August 3, 1936 - September 18, 2016
Donald Eugene Churchill, 80, passed from this life on Sunday Sept 18th at home with his family. “Poppy” as he was affectionately called by his grand and great grandchildren is survived by a son, Rob Clensay of Colorado; daughters, Kari (James) Barnard of Texas, Kim (Reg) Gillham of Hot Springs and a special daughter-in-law, Karen Hughes of Diamondhead; his grandchildren, Christen Clensay Juarez, Nick (Christina) Placker, Bart (Logan) Gillham, Amanda (Tom) Keller, Drew (Angela) Gillham, Kelsey Clensay and Hope Gillham were all special to him. His family had recently grown to include great grandchildren, Jace Gillham, Charlee Juarez, Robert Placker, Zane Gillham and baby Jackson Gillham. There is no one left but his three kids to know the sacrifices Poppy made to make a life for us. He left the big city of Los Angeles as a carefree, racecar driving bachelor to bring us to Magnet Cove, Arkansas with a wife, her mother and three young children to raise. He was selfless when it came to his ready-made family and though we might not have had everything we wanted he made sure that we had everything we needed. Not once ever hearing him complain or regret the sacrifices he made for us. Don worked hard for Resort Ford, Jordan Oldsmobile, the Dodge Dealership and the City of Hot Springs. He will be remembered by friends, family and former coworkers as being “politically incorrect” before it was cool. He remained the same until the end. As his newest granddaughter and caregiver, Ang lovingly stated “Our world will be a little less “colorful” now that he is gone.” He will be missed.
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