Mr. Donald T. “Don” Studdard, age 88 of Winfield passed away on Wednesday, November 16, 2022 at his residence. Mr. Studdard was born on April 25, 1934 in Howard, Alabama in Fayette County to David Ottis and Essie Sawyer Studdard.
Don was a member of the Winfield First Baptist Church a graduate of Walker High School and Walker College. He started his career at the Alabama Power Company with Gorgas Coal Mines before moving to Winfield in 1962. After relocating to Winfield, he began his career with Continental Conveyor & Equipment Company in production control and sales, he retired as Vice President of the mobile home product division after 37 years. Mr. Studdard was very active in his community serving in various municipal and civic organizations. He worked tirelessly with developing and improving the city of Winfield, such as the Winfield City Park, now known as Ivan K. Hill Park, where he served as board president for ten years. He was a founding member and Vice President of the Winfield Touchdown Club. Don served on the Winfield City Council, during which time he helped the city with the sale of the hospital to Carraway Methodist Hospital. Don was also instrumental in bringing King Kutter Inc. to Winfield. He was a member of the Winfield Arts Council and served on the board of the Winfield Pastime Theater. He was currently serving as President of the Winfield Main Street Program. Don oversaw the renovation of the old Hollis Pharmacy building, which is now the Pastime Civic Center, and the improvements to the Winfield Antique Mall. He was involved with the development of “The Patio” in downtown Winfield, a perfect place for lunch with friends when the weather is fitting. It was at The Patio where he designed various colorful business facades, including the naming and facing of Chef Foo Linn Yoo. Dons latest work is almost complete, his aspiration of having a museum to house Winfield area memorabilia. Mr. Studdard was an avid golfer, he served as President of Pikeville Country Club for two years, he spent tireless hours making the club better for everyone to enjoy, still today stands trees he planted and blue bird houses he erected all around the golf course. Don was a true humanitarian and philanthropist. He was well-known for his creativity, generosity, and his willingness to help others. He was a loving husband, loyal father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend who loved his Lord, family, city, community, the outdoors, and fishing, and life in general.
Mr. Studdard is survived by his children, Mark Studdard and his wife Janet, Susan Studdard Kennedy, Jackie McCaleb his wife, Lynn, Bobby McCaleb his wife, Renee and Christianna Kean her husband, Warren, grandchildren, Molly White, Chandler White, Caroline White, Beau Studdard (Beth), Bart Studdard (Michelle), Sara Jones (Jonathan), Katy Dunaway, Brook McCaleb (Alexis), Taylor McCaleb, Mary Margaret Hill (Geoff), Mills Mosley, Frances Mosley, Levitt Mosley, Brook McCaleb (Alexis), Taylor McCaleb, Miller Studdard, Brody Studdard, Peyton Studdard, Kolt Rainey, Lyla Jane Jones, Alidia Dishman, Rusty Dunaway and Grace Dunaway, Gabby Banks Hill and Ouincy McCaleb. In addition to her parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved wives, Faye Ivey Studdard and Diane Mills Studdard, a daughter, Yodonna White and a grandson, Adam Peiffer.
A graveside service for Mr. Studdard was held on Sunday at 2:00 p.m. from the Winfield City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family request that donations be made to, Winfield Main Street or Pastime Theater P. O. Box 766 Winfield, AL 35594 in memory of Don.
Bowen Funeral Home serving the Studdard family.