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January 31, 1948 ~ September 12, 2023 (age 75) 75 Years Old
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Donald E. Tigner, 75, of St. Augustine, FL, formally of Ashville and Columbus died on September 12, 2023 at Flagler Hospital Florida. He was born on January 31, 1948 to Wilbur F. and Neva L. (Hensley) Tigner who preceded him in death along with his beloved dog, Maggie. At a young age Don contracted polio and spent quite a bit of time in Columbus Children’s Hospital. This did not keep him down nor his wit. He taught his pony to lean down so he was able to get on him to ride. He rode bicycles with his cousin during stays at his aunt and uncles home. He graduated from Marion Franklin class of 1966. Most of Donald’s life was spent in the electrical field, never meeting a stranger. Don will be missed by his Aunt Irma and Uncle Gary Robinette, Kentucky; his ex-wife Melaine Zavri of New York; several cousins and friends he met on his life journey. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, September 20, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. at the Wellman Funeral Home, Circleville with burial to follow in Forest Cemetery. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service. Memorial contributions can be made to any charity regarding dogs. Online condolences can be made to www.wellmanfuneralhomes.com.