Donald James Best  December 22 1925  June 23 2018 (age 92)

Donald James Best December 22 1925 June 23 2018 (age 92)

HENDERSONVILLE- Donald James Best, 92, passed away Saturday, June 23rd in the Asheville VA Medical Center’s Hospice program. He was a very proud US Navy veteran of WWII, entering out of high school and serving during the war on a Subchaser in the North Atlantic. After 10 years of military service, Don worked on amphibious aircraft for Chalks Flying Service and sailing ships for Windjammer Cruises in Bimini, Bahamas and Miami, FL, where he met Joyce, soon to become his wife and mother of his children, Michael and Jennifer. He began his career as a carpenter and craftsman in Miami, moving his family to Hendersonville in 1979, to open a cabinet business. Upon retirement, his greatest joys were building furniture, picking some bluegrass tunes on his tenor banjo, making scale models of military ships from blueprints, and restoring a 1945 military GPW Jeep from the ground up with his son. He will be remembered as a strong, proud, and loving father. He will be interred at Black Mountain Veterans Cemetery, date to be determined. Meanwhile, we will put on a Stanley Brothers album, raise a toast to you, dad, and celebrate your life. We will miss you greatly.

Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Donald James Best December 22 1925 June 23 2018 (age 92). Asheville Mortuary Services

Death notice for the town of: Asheville, state: North Carolina

death notice Donald James Best December 22 1925 June 23 2018 (age 92)

obituary notice Donald James Best December 22 1925 June 23 2018 (age 92)

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