Donald "Pap" J. Miniard, 60, of West Manchester died Wednesday April 29, 2009 at Heartland of Greenville after a long courageous battle with cancer. Mr. Miniard was born April 2, 1949 in Perry County, Kentucky, son of the late Burley Miniard and Lena (Bubnick) who survives. Donald was a heavy equipment operator for the Jurgensen, Miller Brothers, & Mt. Pleasant Black Topping. Mr. Miniard was a 30 year member of the International Union of Operating Engineers. Donald was a Vietnam Veteran. He was a Bass Pro Fisherman. Pap was a loving husband, Father, Grandfather, & Brother. He was preceded in death by his brother Dale Miniard. Donald is survived by his wife Patricia Isaacs Miniard, whom he married on February 14, 1970; sons Donald (Rhonda) Miniard, Jr. of Greenville and Robert Daniels of Hollansburg; 7 Grandchildren Mikey, Courtney, Jessica, Nick, Jeramie, Jack, and Zack; 3 sisters Helen Caldwell of Centerville, Shirley (Michael) Mantell of Florida, and Janette (Bill) Noggle of Greenville; brother Bill Miniard of Wooton, KY. Funeral Services will be held 1:00 PM Saturday May 2, 2009 at the Kreitzer Funeral Home, Arcanum with Pastor John Wiltshire officiating. Burial will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Trotwood. The family will receive relatives and friends at the funeral home 2 hours before the service Saturday.
God bless this veteran. Obituary courtesy of Kreitzer Funeral Home.