David Donahue died Nov. 8, 2004 at his home in Parsons, Decatur County, Tennessee. He was buried Nov. 10 at Campground Cemetery which is located west of Decaturville. The funeral was private. David never married. He was fifty-one years old at the time of his death.
His deceased parents are also interred at the Campground Cemetery; Leo Joseph Donahue, Mar. 10, 1921-Aug. 10, 2003 and Anne Moore Donahue, Dec. 13, 1919-Aug. 6, 1997. Leo and Anne were married May 25, 1948.
David had a Bachelor’s degree from University of Tennessee in Knoxville. He went straight from high school to UT. David was a history major who also excelled in science.
David was an avid historian and genealogist. He spent much time taking and compiling cemetery readings. David was a meticulous researcher. He was a member of the Mid-West Tennessee Genealogical Society. He started an earnest involvement with Internet genealogy in the late 1990s and joined the American Local History Network in 1999. Later, he joined TNGenWeb Project (TNGenNet Inc.) as the Madison County Coordinator. More recently, he was a Co-Coordinator of the TNGenNet’s Tennessee Records Repository.
David was the first to offer a helping hand to “lost” genealogists and he was the first to go the extra mile for the them. His good work earned him many friends and admirers. He will be missed.