Donald W. Salee, 72, of Malabar died Thursday (3/28) at William Childs Hospice House. A native of Bloomington, Indiana he came to Malabar in 1968 from Indiana. He was an electrician and worked for Boys Electrical Company. He was also a member of South Babcock Baptist Church in Palm Bay and a US Air Force veteran. He enjoyed woodworking and spent many hours repairing antique clocks as well as creating new wood clocks. Give him anything to tinker with or take apart and he was quick to get started.
Preceded in death by his parents: Cornelius and Dorothy Salee and a sister: Judith Jefferson all of Bloomington, Indiana; he is survived by his wife: Bonnie; three sons: Scott (DeAnn) of Mechanicsburg, Ohio, Jeff (Sherry Winslow) of Magnolia, Texas, John (Caroline) Minnerly of Melbourne; one daughter: Kellie Minnerly of Valkaria; one brother: Ronald of Mt. Vernon, Indiana; one sister: Evelyn Amolsch of Milford, Michigan; and five grandchildren: Bradley, Clayton, Brett, Jami, and Allison Minnerly.
Memorial services will be Monday (4/1) in the South Babcock Street Baptist Church at 3:00 PM. Donald will be cremated and his cremated body interred in Fountainhead Memorial Cemetery. For friends who wish, the family suggests memorial donations to William Childs Hospice, 381 Medplex Parkway, Palm Bay, FL 32907 (on line at: www.health-first.org/hospitals_services/hospice_house.cfm
) or South Babcock Street Baptist Church Missions, 7415 Babcock St. SE, Palm Bay, FL 329909.