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Donald Frederick Best

April 10, 1944 — February 27, 2020

Ret. Major Donald Frederick Best, Jr., age: 75 Of: Waverly, TN Died: Thursday, February 27, 2020 at St. Thomas Midtown Hospital in Nashville, TN. He was born April 10, 1944 in East Chicago, IN. Major Best retired from the United States Army after 20 years of service. During his enlistment, he led the first Combat Tracking Team during Vietnam and was awarded the Silver and Bronze Stars. After his retirement he became a JROTC Instructor for 22 years. Major Best was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. Major Best’s wishes were to be cremated. Survivors: Wife of 10 years: April Best of Waverly, TN Daughter: Angela Fiore (James) of Cape Coral, FL Step Children: Barry Milligan (Rhonda) of Cape Coral, FL Cynthia Milligan of Cape Coral, FL Grandchildren: Brittany Orr (Roger) Rebecca Fiore Andrew Fiore (Hannah) Great Grandchildren: Juliet Orr and Benjamin Orr Preceded in death by: Parents: Donald Frederick Best Sr. and Blanche Scheel De Valle In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made to The Fisher House Foundation, 12300 Twinbrook Parkway #410, Rockville, MD 20852 or the American Heart Association, 5384 Poplar Avenue, Suite 100, Memphis, TN 38119. Arrangements by Humphreys County Funeral Home (931) 296-5955
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