Donald Michael Feeney, age 83 of Jacksboro, departed this life on March 30, 2019 at the Cumberland Village Healthcare Center. He was born January 16, 1936 in Albany, NY to the late Dorothea (Hauser) and James Feeney. Don is survived by his wife of 20 years, Joan (Peahl) Feeney; his son Bruce Feeney (spouse Elizabeth) of Nashville, TN and his daughter Karen Hutto of Utica, NY. Don is also survived by his grandchildren Michael Feeney (spouse Alexandra), Megan Chaer (spouse Ramy), and Emily Hutto and his great grandchildren Ocean and Nickoli Feeney. Don is also survived by his step children Robert Peahl, Sheryl (spouse Marty) Malinics, and Jon (spouse Amy) Peahl. Step grandchildren Joel Malinics, Micah Malinics and Alexandra Peahl. Don is preceded in death by Mabel Ann (Dickensen) Feeney (March 29, 1996), to whom he was married for almost 40 years.
Don was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Oak Ridge, TN where he served as a member of the Endowment Fund Management Committee. He is also a member of the Campbell County Lions Club, and a past member of Rotary International. Along with Tommy Stiner, former County Commissioner, Don developed and wrote the Solid Waste Plan for Campbell County.
Don served his country in the Armed Forces both active and in the reserves. He was an insightful Logistician and Analyst for the Federal Government, Department of Army for 32 years. In his well-respected career, he was able to work and live in Tachikawa, Japan; Busan (Pusan), Korea; Petersburg, VA and Washington, D.C. For the 15 years leading up to his retirement, he worked in the Pentagon and was gratified to be a GS 15.
Don was proud to attend Albany Academy class of 1953 (Albany, NY), Erie County Technical Institute, class of 1955 (Buffalo, NY) and SUNY, the State University of NY class of 1976 (Albany, NY), with a Bachelor of Science degree.
Don was a loyal family man whose motto was “never, never, never quit”. He was an intellectual story teller, driven to success in everything he undertook, and inspirational to family, children, colleagues, employees, and friends. When he saw a need, he stepped up and was a generous man.
He has gone home, and he will be sorely missed.
Viewing Tuesday, April 2, 6:00 to 8:00 at the Martin Wilson Funeral Home, Lafollette.
Campbell County Honor Guard in charge of funeral service.
Funeral Wednesday, April 3 10:00 am Faith Lutheran Church, Oak Ridge. Burial Services Mt Albion Cemetery Albion NY on 4/11 at 2:00 pm.
Donald’s guestbook may be viewed at www.martinwilsonfuneralhome.com
The family has entrusted the care of Donald Michael Feeney to Martin Wilson Funeral Home “Where families matter most”