William “Tom” Thomas Donnell
William “Tom” Thomas Donnell, age 75, of Branson, Missouri, passed away March 31, 2021, quietly in his home after a long battle with Parkinson’s. He entered this life November 20, 1945, in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, the son of James and Thena (Colvin) Donnell. Tom was joined in marriage February 2, 1985, to Patricia Nickle. He was preceded in death by his parents and a granddaughter, Ella Daymude.
Tom proudly served our country in the United States Navy from 1964 to 1969. He was born and raised in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, and taught elementary school in Blue Eye, Missouri from 1970 - 1980. Tom started driving busses for Kanakuk Kamps in 1980 and was promoted all the way to maintenance engineer before retiring in 2014. His retirement has been invested in working in his beautiful yard with his daughter Charity, and spending time with his grandchildren. He was loved by his family and will be forever loved and missed by all who knew him.
Tom is survived by his wife of 36 years, Patricia Donnell; eight children: Marcella Donnell of Berryville, Arkansas; Charity Donnell of Grandview, Arkansas; Damon (Michelle) Donnell of Lowell, Arkansas; Theron (Stacey) Donnell of Bella Vista, Arkansas; Michael (Lisa) Clifford of Omaha, Arkansas; Jennifer (Michael) Fisher of Galena, Missouri; Tara (Jason) Brown of Salem, Missouri; and Casey Daymude of Branson West, Missouri; 24 grandchildren and nine greatgrandchildren.
A celebration of life will be 1:00 p.m., Friday, April 9, 2021, at Woodland Hills Family Church, with Pastor Joe White officiating. Arrangements and cremation are under the direction of Cremations of the Ozarks. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.cremationsoftheozarks.com.