Donald Leigh Givens, age 70 of Salem, passed away on Tuesday, July 23, 2019, at the Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital in Columbia.
Donald was born on March 11, 1949, a son to the late Robert Paul and Della Mae (Aldrich) Givens.
Donald attended school at Drummond Montana High School. He was a member of Lions Club of Salem and proudly served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. Donald enjoyed hunting, fishing, traveling, and spending time with his family and friends but most of all he loved spending time with his grandchildren.
Survivors include: two daughters: Candee Shaw and her husband Wesley of Salem and Rose Swaller and her husband John of Cuba; one son, Robert Miner and his wife Kay of Salem; ten grandchildren: Dewayne Breeding, James Mitchell Jr., Kaidon Shaw, Layne Shaw, and Austin Roark all of Salem, Johnny Swaller of Cuba, Masen Steelman and Taylor Shaw both of Salem, Ashley and Rebecca Swaller both of Cuba; six great grandchildren; two sisters: Patricia Anita Keaton and her husband Warren of Laramie, WY., Emillia Carol and her husband Gilbert Keith Fowler of Colorado; three brothers: Howard Dean and his wife Laura Givens, Robert Givens Jr. and Nancy Givens all of Colorado, William Givens of Thailand, an abundance of nieces and nephews, and a very dear and special person to him, Carolyn Potts.
In addition to his parents Donald is preceded in death by a lifelong companion, Shirley Mae Mach, and one brother George Givens.
A memorial service will be held at a later date at Dewaynes home in Salem.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the family of Donald Givens, C/O Rolla Cremation and Memorial P.O. Box 1602 Rolla, Mo. 65402.
Arrangements were made under the direction of Rolla Cremation and Memorial 11930 County Road 2070 P.O. Box 1602 Rolla, Mo. 65402. (573) 341-0220 www.rollacremation.com