Donald “Don” Malcolm McDuffie, Sr., a retired self-employed driver of McDuffie Trucking Company, along with being a skilled cabinet builder, passed away peacefully on February 8, 2024 at Palemon Gaskins Memorial Nursing Home in Ocilla.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Tuesday, February 13, 2024 in the chapel of Albritton Funeral Directors with Rev. Donnie McDuffie, Rev. Josh Bennett and Rev. Caleb Franks officiating. The family will receive friends from 1:00 to 1:45 P.M. at the funeral home before the service.
Born on January 4, 1943, in Fitzgerald, Georgia, Don embodied the values of hard work and dedication throughout his life. He found joy in spending time with his family and had a particular fondness for enjoying delicious fish meals together. Donald's memory will forever live on through the cherished moments he shared with his loved ones.
In addition to his successful career as the owner and driver of McDuffie Trucking Company, Don was also a talented cabinet builder. His craftsmanship was unparalleled, and his attention to detail could be seen in every piece he created. Whether it was constructing custom cabinets or transporting goods with precision, Don took pride in his work and always delivered excellence.
Don's quiet and reserved nature never overshadowed his warm heart and genuine kindness. During his life, he found solace in mowing his grass, collecting guns, hats, knives and enjoying his time with his big dogs. These hobbies truly reflected his adventurous spirit and vibrant personality.
He is survived by his loving wife of forty-six years, Patricia "Pat" Namanny McDuffie of Tifton; their children Donald Malcolm and Sulastri Weeks of Jacksonville, FL., Donald Malcolm and Holly McDuffie Jr., of Chula, Donald Lee and Misty McDuffie of Tifton; eight grandchildren: Brandon Weeks, Kayla Sprague, Carol Weeks, Sophia Weeks, Jason Weeks, Will Luke, Gavin McDuffie, Chloe McDuffie; one great-grandson. Don also leaves behind his brother and sister-in-law, Troy and Mary McDuffie of Fitzgerald.
Don was preceded in death by his father, Henry McDuffie, his mother, Lucille Stubbs McDuffie, and his sister Betty Sprayberry.
The family will gather at the home of Donnie and Holly Roberts McDuffie of Chula.
The family would like to thank the staff of Palemon Gaskins Nursing Home and Traditions Hospice Health and Palliative Care.