Donald E. Bainer
Monday 9th of July 1934 - Monday 23rd of September 2019
Donald E. Bainer, 85, passed away while surrounded by his family on Monday, September 23, 2019. Donald was born July 9, 1934 to the late Richard and Emma (Cottle) Bainer in Portsmouth, Ohio.
Donald was wed to Dolores Phillips in 1954 and together they celebrated 52 years of marriage until her passing in 2007. He attended Porter Memorial Baptist Church in Lexington. For many years, he enjoyed golfing, playing cards at the local Senior Activity Center, and bowling. As an accomplished bowler, he played in multiple bowling leagues through the years. He was also a fan of the Cincinnati Reds and Kentucky Wildcats. He retired from Island Creek Coal Company after 30 years of service.
Donald is survived by his sons, Steven L. Bainer and Scott (Veronica) Bainer; daughter, Debra Jean Clark; grandchildren, Stephanie Moore, Justin Clark, Lauren Jack, as well as Kassandra, Nicholas, Samantha, and Zachary Bainer; great-grandchildren, Evan, Colin, Jonah, Nora, and Makenna, sister, Carol Sue McCain and brother-in-law Jerry Lee Phillips. In addition to his parents and loving wife, Dolores, Donald was preceded in death by his son, Richard Alan Bainer.
Family will receive friends for visitation Friday, September 27th from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at Milward – Southland located at 391 Southland Drive, Lexington. Funeral service will commence on Saturday, September 28th at 11:00 am at the funeral home. Entombment will follow the service in Blue Grass Memorial Gardens.
In honor of his legacy, the family of Mr. Bainer would like memorial donations directed to the American Cancer Society. To share a remembrance of Donald or offer condolences to his family, please visit www.milwardfuneral.com
So very sorry to hear of Don’s passing. He & Dolores were next door neighbors with my parents for many years. Such a special couple! Roberta (McNabb) Perraut
Don was a good friend. We shared many afternoons at the Sr Center playing bid euchre. He talked me into getting back into bowling, and then when I suffered a stroke and had to relearn how to bowl left handed, he took me on his team for three years running, He really missed having to give up bowling. Even with his health problems, he always had that smile and dry humor. we shared reading interests and swapped many books. He will never be forgotten.
I was saddened to see Don's obituary this morning. He was a huge help to me and many other ignorant Island Creek new-hires back in 1975. He really knew his stuff and selflessly helped us all get over the hump. Don was also a really nice guy and a good friend. I truly enjoyed knowing him and working with him. Condolences to Steve and the rest of the family.