July 25, 1947 - January 2, 2021
Donnie Gene Mooney passed away Saturday, January 2, 2021. He was 73.Donnie was born July 25, 1947 in Marvell, Arkansas to Margie (Guin) and Earl Jessie Lee Mooney. Donnie graduated from Hughes High School in 1965 and began wearing several hats around town and continued to serve the Hughes community for the majority of his life. He coached his sons' little league baseball teams with the Hughes Athletic Association following them through Pony League. At the age of 30, Donnie was ordained a deacon at Central Baptist Church in Hughes. He served with the Hughes Volunteer Fire Department for 22 years ending his career as Assistant Chief. Donnie was a staple at Johnson Marotti Chevrolet serving each customer with his always genuine smile. He retired as Service Manager from then Mike Bennage Chevrolet in 2012 after 41 years. Remaining committed to his community during this time, he served on the City Council and as the Mayor of Hughes and eventually returned to the Hughes School District as a member of the school board. Donnie was an avid gardener often planting over 100 tomato plants each summer. A lover of all things outdoors, he enjoyed deer hunting (button bucks beware) and fishing of any kind. As the self proclaimed "Crappie Master", you could often find him with a pole in the water on a nice afternoon any given time of the year. Donnie never met a stranger, and will be remembered as a gentleman, always ready to lend a helping hand, slow to anger, with a kind spirit and an infectious smile. Donnie was preceded in death by his father, Earl Jessie Lee Mooney; his wife of 36 years Helen Mooney; wife Patsy Mooney; brothers Robert Earl Mooney and Kenny Mooney; and sister Cheryl Mooney. Donnie is survived by his mother Margie Varner; sons Kevin Mooney (Alicia) of Marion, AR, Bo Baldwin (Leigh Ann) of Clarksville, AR, and Barry Baldwin of Hughes, AR; grandsons Hunter Baldwin and Cole Mooney; granddaughters Taylor Baldwin and Anna Adkison; great granddaughter Bryleigh Baldwin; sisters Shelia Mooney Riley (Steve) of Marion, AR and Penny Morris (James) of Bartlett, TN; brothers: J L Mooney (Judy) and James Mooney both of Heth, AR along with a host of beloved nieces and nephews and an immeasurable number of friends. All who will miss him immensely.
To Kevin and Bo,We are sorry for your loss. Mr. Donnie was a pleasant soul and just remember, he's not lost. God Almighty knows exactly where he is; with Him.Condolences, Latham Bros.
I was so sadden to hear about this. He was such a great person. I have lots of great memories of him. All of you will be in my prayers.
I'm miss my cucumber every year from donnie he was good to everyone in Hughes and loved by alot
Love and missed
My deepest sympathies to you and your family.
The loss of someone dear to us is never easy, but may you take comfort in the fact that you are surrounded by people that love and care for you. Our deepest condolences.
I’m so sorry. I had not seen Donnie since I was a little girl until recently. He was a warm and fun loving man. He leaves behind many friends and family. He will be missed.
We are so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family ❤️
One great man helped anyone he could
Dear Kevin, Alicia, and family, We were so sorry to hear about the passing of Mr. Donnie. We know he was well- loved and will be greatly missed. Keeping all of you in our prayers! The Griggs Family
So sorry to hear about my cousin Donnie passing. He always had a wonderful smile and would always give me a big hug. Condolences to Aunt Margie, Penny, Sheila, James and all other family members. May God give you strength to get through this difficult time. With all my love, Pam
My thoughts and prayers for the entire family DOnnie was such a great caring person will be missed by all
Donnie was a good friend. We have known each other for a long time. Love and prayers to his family/
I am so sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to the entire family during this difficult time. Donnie was a great guy and will be missed by many.In loving memoryMike Guin
Sorry for the loss. We will remember him for his kindness.
A real friend, may it comfort you to know that your loved one is safe in God's care and that friends are praying for you in your time of sorrow.
Mr. Donnie was always so special to me . He was one of my first Sunday school teachers at central baptist church . He will truly be missed . Many prayers to all his family .
So sorry for y’all’s loss. Prayers 🙏
He will definitely be missed! Such a great man! I loved you watch him & my Dad (Lewis Roberts) coaching against each other!! So many great memories! My thoughts and prayers are with you all!
Sorry for your loss
My prayers are with you and your family
Prayers and condolences to the Mooney family. Mr. Donnie was a great man and a pillar to the community of Hughes. To my classmate Barry, hold your head up, your father was well loved and well respected.
Donnie will be missed by so many. He was a great man. Sorry for your loss. Praying for family during this difficult time.
Will miss you Donnie.
Kevin, we are so sorry to hear that our friend and former neighbor, Donnie, has passed away. He was one of the kindest and most compassionate people we knew. Always smiling! I know he will be missed by you all!
My Uncle Donnie was such amazing kind hearted person with a heart of gold my son remembers him taken him to school said your staying home and going fishing im gonna miss him dearly
Donnie will be so missed! Prayers for the family 🙏
Kevin. Sorry for the loss of your Dad he will be missed by many but not forgotten. It was always a pleasure to to run into him somewhere, VERY KIND MAN.
Kevin we are so sorry for your loss. We had some people visiting from Maine They accidentally locked their keys in the car. Donnie came immediately to help. They loved to tell the story about the kind mayor who unlocked their door for them.
So sorry to hear about Donnie's passing. Praying for all the family and friends including my stepdad JL and my mom Judy Mooney. God bless you all!
It really breaks my heart that I can’t make it because I have covid, I am still in shock bc I didn’t see this coming. RIP uncle Donnie, you taught me so much patience and love.
Will miss Donnie smile and kindness Offering my deepest sympathy to Kevin, Alicia Anna and Cole. And all the extended family ✝️✝️
Prayers go out to tge Mooney family
So sad to hear of Donnie's passing. My condolences to Aunt Margie and the whole Mooney family.RIP my friend and cousin.love, William
We were so sorry to hear about the loss of Mr. Mooney. He will be greatly missed. You all will be in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May God comfort you all!
Kevin, we always enjoyed Donnie's friendship and the fresh vegetables he shared. Our condolences to you and the other family members.
Great memories base ball memories
So sorry for your loss. Donnie will be so missed.
We are so sorry for your loss. I have to laugh when I think of Donnie. He was in high school when I came to teach at Hughes High School. He always continued to call me “Miss Arnett “ no matter where I saw me and we had a laugh. Will always remember his kindness. God bless. The Wises
Saw Donnie over the years since we graduated in 1965. He fixed my 1967 Corvette a couple of times, I saw him @ work , @ the casino most recently, brought him some greens from the garden last year. He was a very special friend over our life time. You will be missed and life will be less because of the void. See you when we all meet on the other side.
We are so sorry for the family for your loss. Donnie was a very special person who had that gift of always making everyone around him smile.
God bless Cuz, it saddens my heart. My payers and Love and Hugs to Family
We lost another good man and a friend. May GOD Bless
Donnie was a good friend of mine and a good friend of my father. I am so sorry for his family.
So sorry to hear about your Dad. I loved Mr Donnie and he will be greatly missed by me and my dad. Wishing y’all the best during this hard time. As always, anything you need I’m here. Love y’all
Kevin so sorry for your loss donnie was a very special person he will be missed greatly love you all
Our condolences. Love, hugs and prayers for all of you. 💗💕🙏
It is with heavy heart to know that Donnie is gone. He has always been there to give that helping to whomever needed it all these years. He has been mine and the Ford family friend for all the days of his life. We will truly miss those chats when returning to Hughes. Kevin, know that your Dad was well loved by us and many more. Ginny Ford Dutchik and the Burr Ford Family
We are sorry for lost