Donnie Gene Gladson, 79 yrs old passed away on Dec. 28, 2018, at home in Burns, WY with his daughters by his side until the end. Graveside services will be, 2:00 PM, Thursday, Jan 3, 2019 , at the Dellview Cemetery in Manville, Wyoming with Pastor Tom Strock officiating.
Don (Gramps or Grumps) was born on Oct 13, 1939, in Lusk WY to Lynard and Leila Gladson. He graduated from Niobrara County High School and was in the Army National Guard. Don worked road construction for years, then went to work for Niobrara County Road and Bridge, retiring after 20 yrs. Don was a lifetime member of the NRA and member of the American Legion.
He is survived by his daughters, Teresa Butler and Tammy Lee, brothers Ronnie and Bob Gladson and their families. Grandkids: Brenda Long, Heather and Beau Anderson, Jessie and Henderson Bryson. Great-grandkids: Sydney, Shelby, Sage Long, Makhi and Micah Bryson, Liam and Leila Anderson.
Preceded in death by grandsons, Anthony Lee, SSG Brian Long, his parents, and Tony Gladson, his son.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, reloading and gun shows. Don was a strong and hard man but was loved dearly by his family and friends. May he rest in peace with no more pain.
Special thanks goes out to Shanon, from the Davis Hospice Center in Cheyenne.
The family suggests memorial be sent to Niobrara County Sportsman’s Club.
Pier Funeral home in Lusk is in charge of the funeral arrangements.