Donnie Lee Bohannon, 75, of Doraville passed away on Tuesday, September 18, 2018. He was born in Hazelhurst , Ga to the late Gladys Davis Calhoun and Losey Bohannon. He was also preceded in death by four siblings, Adel, Wanell, Dorsey and Junior. Survivors include his daughters, Tonya True of Brandon, FL and Leve Leverett of Dallas, Ga; Adopted son, Elias Dibbs of Doraville, ga; sisters, Alice Grantham and Holly Calhoun; Grandchildren, Daniel True and Brandon Bohannon of Brandon, FL, Mark Leverett and Sydney Leverett of Dallas, Ga; God Daughters, The Queen Valeria, Princess Barbara, Princess Maria Josè and Princess Elienny. Visitation will be held on Friday, September, 21, 2018 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Wages & Sons Funeral Home in Stone Mountain, Georgia. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Yaarab Shrine Hospital Fund at 400 Ponce De Leon Avenue, N.E. Atlanta, Georgia 30308. Online Condolences may be offered at Wages & Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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  1. So Many good memories with my friend known as the Big Banana from Atlanta from the days we meet at Fairington Country Club to his home in Stockbridge, Ga. thru all the years to his condo in Doraville Ga.. We had some good times that I will always remember. I will miss visiting with my friend but I am glad you are no longer in pain .. Good bye my good friend .

  2. Donnie what wonderful memories and fun times our families had together for so many years. Birthday parties, bondfires, pool parties and BBQ pig roasts. Thanks for helping out with my pool. You did a great job. You will be missed. But I’m so happy you’re not in pain anymore and you’re resting with Jesus. You’ve been a blessing to many. See ya later in Heaven when it’s my time to join you, too.
    Your friend always, Darlen Huff

  3. Don was a wonderful guy who had a great sense of humor. He will be sorely missed by all of us who were fortunate to know him.

  4. I am blessed to be one of a group of friends who came to know Don at the Gwinnett Aquatic Center in Duluth, where all of us came to swim, exercise, and socialize. He would buzz in and out of the place in his power wheelchair with that big smile, and he attracted friends like a magnet. Don always brought laughter and stories with him. I enjoyed his sense of humor, warmth, mischeviousness, and his courage in adversity. It is hard to realize that Don’s big, vital personality will no longer be a part of our world. We will all miss Donnie. God’s peace and healing to his family and all who loved him.

  5. I echo Mildred Dearman’s thoughts. Don was always the lively one at the pool–ribbing everyone and always smiling and never complaining, though we know he suffered in his final days. My sympathies extend to his close friends and family. He will be missed.

  6. Our deepest condolences to Tonya and the family on your loss. We pray for comfort for your family during this painful time.

  7. Tonya, I am so sorry about the passing of your dad. I know how much you loved and cared for him. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  8. Donnie, you were good friend. I wish that our Legion of Honor was notified of your arrangements. Thank you buddy
    For your military service. We will miss you. RIP

  9. I will truly miss you Bo, You ALWAYS came to the aquatic center happy and ready to start some mess! Thank you for being a friend. God bless! 😉😇

  10. I miss you everyday. I was so looking forward to celebrating our birthday together. The Mayor welcomed me with open arms and even taught me a little about maintaining the pool. Mr. Don took a sense of pride in where he lived and that feeling was contagious. To have only known each other for a few months, I really miss my friend. Love Ya, Mr. Don.
    To his family, he was truly loved and will be missed greatly. My prayers and condolences.

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