Donald D. Danks

Donald D. Danks of Largo, Florida and originally from Madison, Wisconsin, passed away peacefully at the Bay Pines VA Hospital, in his 80th year on Thursday, August 18th, 2022 at 3:45PM, with his beloved wife Patty and his many children at his side.

Don was born on December 9th, 1942 to father Donald D. Danks Sr. and Mae V. Spiker in Madison Wisconsin. Daddy Don joined the military as a young man after which he left Madison Wisconsin and continued with his many adventures. In is lifetime, he owned a variety of businesses and lived in an even wider variety of States throughout the US, until he came to Florida, where he met and fell in love with his wife, Patty.

Then, together with Patty, his partner in crime, the two would continue their adventures together and were fortunate to travel in their RV Camper visiting family and friends throughout the country, before coming back to settle in Largo Florida.

Don a one-of-a-kind sense of humor and an infectious laugh that will be greatly missed. He always had a great story to tell, and in a way that could never be duplicated, and he took the time to help make everyone he met feel special! Don enjoyed golfing with his many golfing buddies and spending time with his family and friends.

Donald was preceded in death by his parents and youngest brother Robin Danks.  He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Patty (Fitzmaurice) Danks, five sons and three daughters, his brother Rodney and sister-in-law Donna Danks, and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews, and his favorite girl, Hanna.

In memory of Don, donations may be made to the American Lung Association.

7 Responses

  1. All that knew him have a little less laughter in their lives. I will miss you dear Don๐Ÿ’–

  2. Don will truly be missed. Loved listening to his stories and jokes at the Elks during shuffleboard. My thoughts are with Patty and family at this time of sorrow.

  3. Donny will be greatly missed ! Love and Prayers to his family .
    Terry Tammie and Abigail
    The Lockwood Family

  4. Donnie always had a smile, Donnie always had a joke, was always up for anything, and if he needed a hand heโ€™d be the first one there. He will be missed.

  5. Big Don, you gave me a shot working for you in the hvac business and I’m still working at it some 40 years later. I miss you buddy, and I’m looking forward to seeing you again one day! You and Patty are the greatest!

  6. Rest in Peace Donny. I’ll forever remember spending time up in Madison with you and Patty. The excitement in your step being my personal guide thru the streets of Madison was a riot!! You were my special Officer Bob. Nobody did it better. ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’” Hallsy

  7. bummed big time, triple D and i shared a whole lot of wild adventurers together. what a great guy. patty you and donnie were the perfect dynamic duo. LOVE steve/wrinklenuts-steve smith. FYI jeanne and i are now living in st augustine fl. big house/lots of room/love to see you–PH. 904-417-0473

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