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1963 Donald 2020

Donald R. Leighton

August 13, 1963 — November 7, 2020

Donald Rae Leighton, 57, of Trenton, passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 7, 2020, surrounded by his family, at West Chester Hospital. He was born in Middletown on August 13, 1963.

Donnie worked for AK Steel. He loved spending time with his family at the lake, cooking and fishing. He was a devoted husband and wonderful father, papaw and friend.

Mr. Leighton is survived by his wife, Jill (Huston) Leighton; children, Emilee (Nick) Ziepfel, Ericka (Zach) Leighton-Spradlin, James (Megan) Marshall & Harlee Hamilton; special father-in-law, John M. Huston; five grandchildren, Lilee, Liam, Leighton, Lane & Hudson; and many brothers & sisters.

He was preceded in death by Duke Blevins.

Visitation will be held Thursday, November 12, 2020 from 5:00 - 8:00 pm at Wilson-Schramm-Spaulding Funeral Home, 3805 Roosevelt Blvd (at Bonita Dr.), Middletown. Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family.

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Thursday, November 12, 2020

5:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Wilson-Schramm-Spaulding Funeral Home

3805 Roosevelt Boulevard, Middletown, OH 45044

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