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SEWELL, Donald

Source: The Neighbor, December 17, 2007, pg A3
WILLIAMSPORT — Donald D. Sewell, 72, of Williamsport, died at 3:10 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2007 at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis due to complications from surgery. Born on Feb. 18, 1935 in Williamsport, he was the son of the late Jesse C. and Thelma E. (Hurley) Sewell, Jr. He was a graduate of West Lebanon High School and was a lifelong resident of Warren County. On Sept. 1, 1962, he married Judy “Jude” Hamilton in Williamsport. She survives. Don worked for Harrison Steel Casting Co. in Attica and then owned and operated Sewell's Sunoco for 16 years. He then owned and operated Williamsport Tire Mart for 23 years. He currently was working as a driver for TMF Center in Williamsport and Briles Excavating and mowing for the Town of Williamsport. He was a volunteer for the Williamsport Fire Department for 25 years, having served as chief for several years. Don was a member of the Eagles FOE #2596. He drove stock car #209 at the Benton County Speedway, where he later became an avid fan and sponsor with his wife and best friend, Judy, of 45 years. He also was a Nascar fan, and Jeff Gordon was his favorite driver. Don felt as though he taught every Warren County kid how to water ski either standing or sitting. While his kids were growing up he loved taking them boating, fishing and mushrooming. Everyone knew Don as a prankster and he loved to goose. He was a Williamsport Little League coach and an avid euchre and solitaire player. Surviving with his wife, Judy, are: four children, Cindi (Bill) Askren of Attica. Darin Sewell of Williamsport, Lori (Mike) Sichts of Attica and Mike "Pete” (Brigitte) Sewell of Williamsport; a brother, Glen “Beano” Sewell of West Lebanon; 11 grandchildren with two of them in Australia; 8 3/4 great-grandchildren with two of them in Australia. Don was also preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Denny Hamilton and his in-laws, Perry and Bernice Hamilton. Visitation was at Grady Funeral Home in Williamsport on Saturday. Services there Sunday, with Judy's cousins, Steve Unger and Rev. Paul Unger officiating. Interment at Highland Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Warren County Youth Little League. Online condolences may be made at – jlr
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