Donald F. Segars age 76 passed away Friday, May 12, 2017 at his home in Lawrenceville. Don was an Army veteran, international businessman and a gentleman farmer. He loved traveling, sports and being with his family. A member of Lawrenceville First Baptist Church for over 40 years, Don was a servant leader in his community and a friend to many. He is survived by his wife of 53 years Nancy Phillips Segars; his children, Jon Segars and his wife Joy, Sylacauga, AL, Mark Segars and his wife Beverly, Galena, OH, Susan Garrison and her husband Trent of Midlothian, TX; 6 grandchildren Cole, Ben, Heather, Grayson, Brooke and Mary Grace. A funeral service will be held Tuesday May 16, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. at Lawrenceville First Baptist Church with remains placed in state at 10:30.  Rev. Inman Houston, Dr. Lamar Holley and Dr. Page Fulghum will officiate. Burial with Military Honors to follow at Gwinnett Memorial Park in Lawrenceville, GA. In lieu of flowers please make donations in Don’s memory to Lawrenceville First Baptist Church Building Fund 165 S. Clayton St. Lawrenceville, GA 30046 or University of North Georgia 82 College Circle Dahlonega, GA 30597. The family will receive friends Monday from 4:00 until 8:00 P.M. at Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel 1031 Lawrenceville Hwy. Lawrenceville, GA 30046. 770-277-4550.

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  1. To the Segars family :
    May you all take comfort and find strength in God’s word found at John 5:28,29.
    You all have my deepest sympathy in this most difficult time.

  2. To Nancy and all the Segars Family,

    Thank God we were together last week and shared our many McDonalds stories. Don’s contribution to McDonalds Real Estate development was invaluable and I am honored to have worked with him all those years.

    Marcia and I enjoyed our time with you and Don last week. Our gator ride, I will remember forever as we toured your beautiful property. Your hospitality was very memorable. Special condolences to Nancy and all the Segars family. Our loving thoughts are with you. Dae and Marcia

  3. Jon,
    Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. My deepest sympathies to you and your family.
    Debra Gibson Adams

  4. So sorry for your loss. May your memories and God’s love see you through your sorrow. Seek each other and the Lord for strength.

  5. Nancy, It was so unexpected. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. Don was a treasured friend and we loved him
    Robert & grace

  6. Dear Nancy and Family,
    Don was a kind and thoughtful friend to many. I, a long time friend from McD days, will greatly miss his wise perspective on life and people and, of course, his infectious humor. He is one of those few people in a lifetime who leave a ‘footprint on one’s heart’.
    May faith, fond memories and the love of family and friends comfort you in this difficult time.
    Warmest regards,
    Jan Kramer

  7. Dear Nancy,

    I am so sad to hear of Don’s passing. I send my love and deep sympathy to you and your family. May God bless and comfort you in this time of loss!

    Joyce Parks

  8. Nancy, sending our love and prayers for you and all the family. May treasured memories be Don’s legacy for each of you.

  9. Don was a light burning brightly. I have so many memories of him and my brother Banjo that are indelibly imprinted in my brain. Nancy, I know you have more memories that you will always have that will comfort you. My heartfelt condolences to you and your family at this time.

  10. Jon, We are so saddened to hear about your dad. I know you were very close to him and will miss him deeply. You & your family are in our prayers.

  11. Nancy, Jon, Mark, Susan and family, I am so sorry for the loss of Don. He was such a wonderful, kind and funny man! I will cherish all the memories and will have you all in my prayers! Love to you all!

  12. So very sorry to hear of Don’s passing. He was such good man and was taken from the family way too soon. You are all in my thoughts during such a sad and difficult time. I truly believe you will all see him again.

  13. Im so sorry for ur loss he will be greatly missed….thoughts and prayers to you Nancy and ur family….I am so honored to have known u both
    With love and prayers

  14. Don and I send our love and want you to know that we appreciated Don and will miss him greatly. It made me sad to look toward where he normally sits in church, and his seat was empty. We have so many good memories of good times together!
    Don and Hiawatha Henry

  15. Nancy, I am still speechless. I expected Don to be around long after I was gone. And my heart aches for you and the children and grandchildren. When it comes so quickly it is so hard. Know you all are in my prayers. Wonder what scheme Wayne and Don are working on in heaven?

  16. Nancy and family, Jenny and I are so very saddened to hear of Don’s passing. You all are in out thoughts a prayers.

  17. Nancy, you and Don have been our lifetime friends. We share so many memories together–Hartwell, North Georgia, McDonald’s, hunting, fishing, laughing, traveling, the many fun New Year’s week- ends at Lake Lanier, China, our National Parks tour, and on and on. Don was the best friend we could ever ask for and we will miss him so much. He had a really giving heart and truly “let his light shine”. Much love to you, Becky and Barry

  18. Nancy, so sorry to hear about Dons passing. My heart just breaks for you and the family. Keeping you in my prayers. Much love to you. Peggy

  19. Nancy, I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Praying for Gods comfort for you. Hugs Linda

  20. Nancy…..We were shocked to hear of Don’s passing. We have so many memories of both Hong Kong and of our various “Hong Kong Group” gatherings over the many years. We love you dearly, and will pray for God’s presence and comfort during these and future days.
    Don & Charlotte Holt

  21. Nancy,
    We were so sorry to hear about Don. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.
    Bill & Marian

  22. To the Segars Family,

    Don was employed at McDonalds real estate department in 1973, in Atlanta, Georgia. He was promoted several times over the years, did real estate negotiations personally as well as management and training of numerous people. He was one of the finest and most successful real estate employees McDonalds ever hired. Don’s work took him from Atlanta, Georgia to be responsible for real estate activities in the Southeast and Southwest United States. He was then promoted to an International position in China, Taiwan, Japan, and the rest of Asia Pacific. He used his expertise that drove McDonalds major expansion in Mainland China. McDonalds now has hundreds of restaurants in China due to his extraordinary leadership in the early expansion of that market. To name a few he negotiated our first store opening in China and also Indonesia.

    His peers and many friends in the McDonalds system including our many franchises will feel a great sense of sorrow in his passing.

    Dae Abram, McDonalds Corporate Real Estate Officer, Retired

  23. NANCY, JON, MARK AND SUSAN, DON WAS MY FRIEND AND BIRD HUNTING PARTNER FOR NEARLY 40 YEARS. YOUR LOSS TOUCHES ME DEEPLY, AND YOU ARE TRULY IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS. DON WILL ALWAYS STAND FIRMLY IN MY MEMORY AS SOMEONE I ADMIRED, RESPECTED AND OF COURSE, ENJOYED. HE EMBODIED THE FINEST OF HUMAN VIRTUES: COURAGE, DEVOTION TO FAMILY, COMMUNITY AND NATION, A STEADY MORAL COMPASS, STRENGTH, COMPASSION, WISDOM AND A FINE SENSE OF HUMOR. I FEEL SO VERY FORTUNATE TO HAVE HIS FRIEND.

  24. We were so blessed to have Don as our friend. We will never forget our times with him in his home and at church. It was very early in our relationship that we realized what a perfect matchup God created between him and you, Nancy and we know how lost you will be without him for a very long time. We pray that your Christian friends will help sustain you during your difficult transition. We intend that our prayers will lead your pack of supporters. Dads are so very special as we learned through the deaths of our fathers and we will not forget Jon, Mark and Susan and their families. I know you were blessed by your Dad’s deep devotion to each of you and of the pride he took in each of your accomplishments.
    Please accept our deepest sympathies,

  25. Nancy and family – I was so saddened to hear of Don’s unexpected passing. He was such a fine christian man. I know you will miss him terribly but his legacy will live on for years to come through his children and grandchildren. You are in my prayers as you navigate these difficult days ahead. Much love to all of you.

  26. To Nancy and family
    I have been deeply saddened by the news of Don’s death. Don was a colleague, a mentor, and most of all, a friend. I cherish the memories of dealing with the challenges of developing China with Don, and will always be grateful for his guidance and his wonderful good humor in even the most trying circumstances. There is simply no one that I would rather share a glass of something agreeable and a good story with, than Don Segars. The family is very much in my thoughts.

  27. Although we cannot be there in person during this very difficult time, know we are there in spirit and praying for your family. So sorry for your loss. Jason, Anita, Ashley, Allison, & Amanda Nelson

  28. Dear Nancy and Family,

    It is with deep sadness we hear about your loss. I will never forget Don’s sense of humor and laughs and I am sure he will continue to be the same in his next life.
    Our condolences to to you all, we shall remember Don from thousand of miles away.

    Paolo, Susan, Edwina and Olivia Fanizza

  29. Dear Nancy and Family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. I know Don will be missed by so many. I will keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers.

    Linda Davis Berry

  30. Nancy,
    I was shocked to hear of Don’s passing. May God hold you tightly in his hands through the difficult days ahead. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Lynn

  31. So sorry to learn that Don has left his earthly home, but happy that he is in Heaven. I have very fond memories of Don and know that he will really be missed. God bless Nancy and family and friends thru this very sad time.

  32. Don will be greatly missed by all who knew him. I had the privilege of being his Atlanta support when he was doing the start-up in SE Asia, and still have all the watches he gave me as McD expanded in that area. His kindness extended to my personal life when we lost our oldest son. Memories of Don always bring a smile to my face. My deepest sympathy to you, his family and all who loved him.

  33. Nancy and family,

    Please accept our heartfelt condolences during this difficult time. We hope you are able to take comfort in knowing how much Don was loved by friends, family, and the community.

    God bless you,
    Kathy Brooks, Sandra McCravy, Mike Brooks, and Michelle Russell

  34. We have such fond memories of Don who was on the search committee that hired Greg. We loved his sweet grin. He was always looking to the future in terms if church growth. God bless Nancy and his family.

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