of North Little Rock, AR
August 14, 1939 - September 14, 2022
Donald "Don" Elmer Etchison, 83, of North Little Rock, passed away unexpectedly on September 14, 2022.Don was a long-time grocery store manager before opening his own store, Don and Ruby's Market in NLR.In his spare time, he loved being outdoors fishing, camping, boating and spending time with his family.He was a trivia expert as evidenced by his correct responses on Jeopardy. He often responded accurately before the contestants did. He was a silver screen film buff as well.Donald loved the Lord and was of the Baptist faith.He is survived by a son, Donald Darren Etchison of North Little Rock; two daughters, Shanda L. Fortson (Johnny) and Wendy K. Etchison of North Little Rock; two grandchildren, Justin L. Fortson and Kerri L. Fortson; two great grandchildren, Wyatt L. Fortson and Avery E. Fortson; one brother, Ronald Eugene "Gene" Etchison of Owasso, OK and the extended Fortson family who were so wonderful to Donald.He is preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Blanche Shaw Etchison.A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, September 20, at 11:00 AM at Roller-Owens Funeral Home in North Little Rock. A visitation will be held one hour prior to services at 10:00 AM. A graveside service will follow at Cadron Valley Cemetery in Greenbrier.In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to a charity of your choice in Donald's honor.
I knew Don since 1976 . He was a fair man and hard worker . He taught me the grocery business . I so remember him driving that VW Bug car . I learned somethings from him . One I still do today is stock up on bargains when on sale . He was like that and I still do the same . Evidently he was preparing for this crazy world decades ago . Prayers for the family and I will miss his humor .
So sorry for your loss!!!!
It is evident Don's family loved him very much. Such sweet, happy pictures of him say he knew he was loved. God bless all of his family.Love, Melissa
Wendy, Shanda, Darren...we are truly heartbroken for your loss...we hope the love and support you have with each other will help you through this difficult time and in the years ahead...family is not just an important thing, family is EVERY thing...with time, you will hopefully be able to take some measure of comfort and smile at the gift of treasured memories he has left you
So sorry to see Don’s obit today. Brought back many fond memories of my youth as Don was a good friend of my brother John and allowed me to tag along with the older guys. He was a man’s man. Prayers for the family and friends on his passing.
I’m so very sorry for the loss of your sweet Dad, Wendy, Shanda, and Daren. He was indeed a special soul and will be dearly missed. You all are in my prayers.
Darren,Wendy and Shanda We are so sorry about dad. You are in our thoughts and prayers
Shanda, Wendy,Darren:I am so sorry for the loss of your father. He will be missed.Praying for y’all and the family.🙏🏻🙏🏻
Wendy, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your dad and I am keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. As you know I lost my mom in June so if you need a shoulder I am here.