DELAND, FL: Donald James Strait was born in Middletown, NY on July 15, 1936 and left this life on October 8th, 2021 in DeLand, FL. Don was surrounded by his loving wife and family. Don was a graduate of Edgewater High School in Orlando. He served in the United States Air Force from 1955 to 1962. During his military service he served in the Korean War and at the beginning of the Berlin Airlift as a medic.
After he left the service, he went to work for Digital Equipment Corp. for 36 years. Upon returning to Florida, he went to work as a funeral service attendant. He worked in this field for almost 20 years at Baldwin Fairchild in Orlando and he retired from Lankford Funeral Home in DeLand, FL.
He is preceded in death by his parents, James Corwin and Marjorie DeWitt Strait and his sister, Shirley Jean Dukes. Donald leaves behind his wife of 63 years, Lois Strait, his son, Donald P. Strait & Tere Bible of Greenville, SC, Robin Daley, Sandra and Jeffrey Lorenz and Tina Strait Brosseau all of DeLand.
Between his 4 children he leaves 12 grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be on Wednesday, October 13, 2021, from 10:00 A.M to 11:00 A.M. with services starting at 11:00 A.M. at Lankford Funeral Home.