Donald Wayne Paffenroth

August 13, 1957 - October 3, 2010
Donald Wayne Paffenroth

Donald Wayne Paffenroth, 53 of Wilmington passed away October 3, 2010 at his residence.

He was preceded in death by his father Donald H. Paffenroth.

Donald is survived by his mother Doreece Parrish, daughters Christine Paffenroth Bates, Jamie Still, and Sarah Paffenroth, 8 grandsons, brothers Michael and Jimmy Paffenroth, sisters Katrina Copeland and Gail Shappley, and the mother of his children Julia Earp.

Memorial service will be 6:00 PM, Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at Wilmington Burial and Cremation Service.

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Wilmington Burial and Cremation Service, 1535 S 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099


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  • October 05, 2010
    Andy & Hope Benton says:
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. And our hearts go out to you for your loss of a Father,Son, Brother,and GRANDFATHER,. He will be missied.

  • September 13, 2014
    sarah paffenroth says:
    Dear Daddy, It's been a long time and you can ask anyone I still speak of you every single day. I love you with all of my heart and I pray at night that I dream of you just so I can see you in some way, shape, or form. You were the best daddy anyone could have had and you loved me so much and you know I loved you just the same. You would be so proud of Trey daddy he is getting so big. He was the apple of your eye without a doubt. So many wonderful things are starting to happen in my life and I know you are watching over me, Jamie, Christy, and your "Trey-Trey" and other grandkids. We are so blessed to have had a exceptional father in our lives and one that made sure we felt loved and made sure we knew it every day. You were my best friend, daddy, my everything and 4 years later I still feel like a part of my soul is missing. I want to hear you laugh, hug your belly, and smell you again, but I never will. I have my memories daddy and you made sure I had good ones. I love you with all of my heart. Love your "Boogie", your "Princess" Sarah Marie Paffenroth

  • October 06, 2010
    Cindy Meyer says:
    Donald was my second cousin. I have so many memories of Donald from when we were kids and remember Donald had such a great sense of humor and was loved by all. I'll miss him very much! ?

  • October 06, 2010
    Gosdantian Family says:
    May our Lord watch over Donald's loved ones in this difficult time of sorrow. Let there cherished memories of Donald give them comfort. We have special memories of our own of Donald growing up with him as part of our family. He was a very kind gental soul full of love and gave so many of us laughter and times that will never be forgotten. "Fatsy" was very dear to all of us and will live on in our hearts forever. Our family was blessed to know and love him. May you rest in peace our dear friend. Hope,Greg,Donna,Dee and Debbie

  • October 09, 2010
    Kimberly Ikner Michael says:
    Donald was part of our family. Everyone always thought alot of and loved him. Our family also grieves with you. He'll be remembered as a great friend, loyal to those he cared for, & a devoted father. God Bless all who mourns for him and give you comfort in knowing he is sitting with our Lord & Savior watching over us and waiting for our arrival. If there's any need that I may be able to help you with. Get my number from Debbie or Shay. My heart, love, sympanthy, and prayers. KimSue PS/ Lester sends his condolences