He was born on March 6, 1932, in West Liberty, Kentucky, to the late Warren and Martha (Sebastian) Lykins. Donald was a self-employed tree trimmer for over 50 years and enjoyed trees and being outdoors. While a resident of Crestwood Care Center, Don enjoyed puzzles and fellowship with staff and residents.
A special thank you to Crestwood Care Center for taking care of Don the last year of his life.
Donald is survived by his children, Ron (Loraine) Lykins, Debbie (Kelly) Howard, Kathy (Kelly) Kimble, Martha (Robert) Cherry, Carol (Terry) Evans, Peggy (Steve) Lykins, Allen (Beth) Lykins, Mike (Angie) Lykins, Brian Lykins; a brother, Raymond Lykins; a sister, Ann Lykins Alsept; and many grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, Donald was preceded in death by his wife, Irene (Stephens) Lykins; 2 sons, Marcus and Donald "Pete" Lykins; brothers, Warren Jr., Lawrence, and Hassel; and sisters, Ruby Lykins Stevens, Iva Lykins Ruckman, and Pansy Lykins Bolen.
A private family celebration will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to Crestwood Care Center, 225 West Main Street, Shelby, Ohio 44875. Online condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting www.secorfuneralhomes.com