Funeral services for Donald Collins Surritte, 71, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, December 7, 2013, at the First Missionary Baptist Church of Pottersville, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
Mr. Surritte died at 6:13 p.m., Tuesday, December 3, 2013, at Ozarks Medical Center.
He was born September 28, 1942, in Howell County, Missouri, to David Woodrow Surritte and Magdalene “Maggie” Collins Surritte. He graduated from West Plains High School and on March 20, 1964 was married at West Plains, Missouri, to Carolyn Downen. Mr. Surritte worked as a lineman with the City of West Plains for thirty-five years. He was the Chief of the Pottersville Fire Department and enjoyed hunting, fishing and farming. Mr. Surritte was a member of the First Missionary Baptist Church of Pottersville.
He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Surritte, of the family home; five children, Donna Marie Fiquet, husband, Paul, Palm Bay, Florida, Deidra Cunningham, West Plains, Missouri, Debra Flores, husband, James, Chaplin, South Carolina, Diana Surritte, Chaplin, South Carolina and Dorinda Housley, husband, James, West Plains, Missouri; fourteen grandchildren, Sarah Coffey, Shane Cunningham, Steven Fiquet, Sheena Cunningham, Shawn Fiquet, Stephanie Flores, Shayla Flores, Skyler Housley, Selena Housley, Sirena Housley, Samantha Flores, Savannah Housley, Sean Housley and L. J. Housley; seven great-grandchildren; two brothers, David Glen Surritte and Doyle Fredrick Surritte, wife, Linda, all of West Plains, Missouri; three sisters, Rose Mae Anderson, West Plains, Missouri, Barb Shunk, husband, Ray, Walnut Grove, Missouri and Alice Surritte, Peace Valley, Missouri; and many nieces and nephews.
His parents, one daughter, Delena Jean, one son-in-law, Ricky Cunningham, one brother, one sister-in-law, Myra Surritte and one brother-in-law, Don Anderson, precede him in death.
Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Friday at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Gospel Hill Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Pottersville Fire Department, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.