Donald Ray Dedon

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Seale Funeral Service, Inc.
1720 S. Range Ave.
Denham Springs, LA
70726
(225)-664-4143
Obituary

Donald Ray Dedon passed away at his home in Walker, Louisiana on Thursday, February 7, 2019 at the age of 72. He was a long-time member of Judson Baptist Church and the DanHo Sunday school class. He proudly served in the United States Navy aboard the U.S.S. Harry E. Hubbard DD748, U.S.S. Samuel Gompers AD37, and on the river boats of the Mobile Riverine Force in Vietnam. He was an active member of the American Legion Nicholson Post #38. He retired as Captain from the Baton Rouge City Police after 26 years of service in the Uniform Patrol and the K-9 divisions. In the early 1970's he worked to help establish Fire Protection District 4 (FPD4) of Livingston Parish. In 1985 he was appointed FPD4 District Chief and held that position for 10 years. All the time he devoted to the fire department was on a volunteer basis while actively employed by the police department. He served two long terms on the FPD4 board of commissioners. While serving as Chief, he was appointed to the Livingston Parish E-911 board of commissioners and worked diligently to establish the Livingston Parish 911 call center. He was serving as vice chairman of the board at the time of his death. Donald is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Donna Graham Dedon; children, Tara Nixon (Richard), Laura Evans (Scott), Kevin Dedon, and Jessica Dedon and special friend, Kaitlyn; grandchildren, Brianna Young, Robert Evans, Richard Nixon III, Julia Nixon, and Matthew Evans; mother, June McLin Dedon; brothers, Douglas, Charles, Roger and Jerry (Joy); brother-in-law, Ted Graham (Ann); and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Jacob Clarence Dedon, Jr. and his sister, Cheryl Sue Dier. A man's life is defined to a great extent by his values and passions. Donald was a Christian, a loving husband, an amazing dad, Donna's best and dearest friend, a good provider, a family man, and a lifelong public servant. He cared about people and was loved by many. Visitation will be held at Seale Funeral Home, Denham Springs, on Wednesday, Feb. 13, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Visitation will resume at Judson Baptist Church, Walker, on Thursday, Feb. 14, from 10 a.m. until service at 2 p.m., officiated by Rev. Roger Dunlap, Rev. Merlin McCon, and Rev. David Lane. Please share your condolences at www.sealefuneral.com.
Published in TheAdvocate.com from Feb. 11 to Feb. 14, 2019
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