Obituary: Don Herbert Gilchrist


Dr. Don Herbert Gilchrist, 94, of Batesville passed away Sunday, May 3, 2020.

He was born on June 10, 1925, in Wellsburg, W. Va to Fredrick Alexander Gilchrist and Mary Virginia (Lucas) Gilchrist.

Don was a veteran of the United States Army and a member of the American Legion, VFW, Kiwanis and an early Mason.

Survivors include his two daughters, Amy Lewis and Beth Miller (Bubba) both of Batesville; four grandchildren, Landon Reeves, Mason Reeves, Madison Owens and Sydney Lewis; five great-grandchildren, Maddox Reeves, Coven Owens, Lathan Owens, Parker Reeves and Collin Reeves; one brother, Dr. Keith A. Gilchrist of Aurora, Colorado; as well as nieces and nephews; he was also like a second father to Deann Coleman and Jan Hicks.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Earlene McDonald Gilchrist; two brothers, Norman Gilchrist and Warren Gilchrist.

Honorary pallbearers will be Stu Smith, Batesville Kiwanis Club, Coach Dave King and the Batesville Pioneers, Dr. Jordan Weaver, Heidi Machen, Sharon Wilkins and Dr. Bruce Berkheimer.

There will be a private graveside service held for the family under the direction of Roller-Crouch Funeral Home of Batesville with Lyndal Waits officiating.


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