Donald Charles Unsworth
Mr. Donald Charles Unsworth, age 78 of Rome, passed away at home surrounded by the love of his family on September 6, 2010. Mr. Unsworth was born November 21, 1931 in Punxsutawney Pennsylvania son of the late Charles and Sarah Unsworth. He is survived by his devoted wife, Bobbie Carter Unsworth; daughters, Angela "Honey" Blaylock of Rome, Tracey Morris and her husband Johnny of Adairsville and Donna Barnes and her husband Richard of Rome; son, Carter Unsworth and his wife Nina of Rome; grandchildren, Ryan Unsworth, Shane Unsworth and wife Ansley, Makaylie Morris, Tyler Morris, Andrea Riddle and Ally Unsworth Stewart and her husband and son Tony and Michael. Mr. Unsworth was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Ashley Morris.
Mr. Unsworth was a veteran of the United States Air Force where he served at Kessler Air Force Base. He was a Rome City Police officer and later became Safety Director of the Floyd County Police Department. He owned and operated Rome Driver's Training School and also started drivers training programs for Darlington, Thornwood and Rome City Schools. He owned and operated Carter's Hardware and Auto Parts for 35 years. He attended The University of Georgia and the Carol School of Business. Mr. Unsworth will always be remembered for his generosity and his willingness to help needy families and friends.
A memorial service was held Friday, Sept. 10, 2010 at 1 PM in the Thomas B. Griffin Memorial Chapel of Daniel's Funeral Home with Rev. Bert Brooks officiating. The family received friends Thursday from 6 PM until 8 PM. At other hours the family may be contacted at the residence.
The family respectfully asked in lieu of flowers that memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society or to the campaign of whoever is running against President Barack Obama in 2012.
Daniel's Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Donald Charles Unsworth.