Funeral services for Don W. Avery were held Sunday, March 10, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Rose-Neath Funeral Home Chapel in Minden. Officiating were Rev. Keith Adams and Dr. Richard May. Interment followed at Antioch Cemetery in Minden. The family received friends from 5 until 7 p.m. Saturday, March 9, 2013 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home.
Don was born August 19, 1929 in Homer and entered into rest March 7, 2013 in Minden. Don retired as plant supervisor from Gifford Hill Pipe Company. He loved woodworking and his family.
His parents, Joe and Tot Avery; son, Michael Avery; three sisters; three brothers; and granddaughter, Edna Avery Darnell preceded him in death.
He is survived by his wife, Billie Avery of Minden; sons, Wayne Avery and wife, Evelyn of Minden and Danny Kay Avery and wife, Mary of Minden; daughter, Athyl Cox and husband, Doug of Minden; sisters, Ruth Middleton and husband, Henry of Arcadia and Betty Koerth and husband, Allen of Houston, Texas; grandchildren, Chad Avery and wife, Jennifer, Denise McGowen and husband, Chris, Cody Avery and wife, Britney, Cristian Avery, Van Cox and wife, Nicole and Misty Walker and husband, Brian; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Chris McGowen, Chad Avery, Cody Avery, Cristian Avery, Van Cox and Brian Walker.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to B.A.C.A., River Cities Chapter, P.O. Box 4205, Shreveport, Louisiana 71134-0205 or donor's choice.