Donald William Soyars



Donald William Soyars, beloved father, son, brother, age 83, passed away Friday, June 16, 2017, at Morehead Memorial Hospital.
A remembrance and celebration of life service will be held at Citty Funeral Home Chapel conducted by Rev. Grover Holder at 2:00PM on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 and burial will follow in Roselawn Memorial Gardens.
Donald was born in Rockingham County on April 10, 1934 to the late Dewey Emerson (Sr.) and Amanda Alcorn Soyars. He retired from American Tobacco Company and also farmed with his Dad and brothers. He enjoyed travel, country music, dancing, and riding motorcycles. He was a veteran of the US Army National Guard and was of the Baptist faith. Donald was preceded in death by his parents, sisters, Beatrice Soyars Setliff and Evelyn Soyars and brothers, George, Dewey Jr. “Cap”, John Ray and James.

He is survived by his beloved daughter T. Sgt. Donna L. Soyars , USAF- Retired and his long time companion and dearest friend Pansy Kallam. Also surviving is his brother, Curtis Soyars and wife, Barbara. Left to cherish his memory are extended family: sisters-in-law: Virginia Griffin Soyars and Nancy French Soyars along with special nephews, nieces and step-daughter Victoria Barnes and her family. The family would like to express heartfelt thanks to Donald's sitters and caregivers; Betsy G. Robertson and Carol B. Odell. The family will see friends from 12:00 till 1:45 PM Tuesday,June 20, 2017, at Citty Funeral Home and at other times they will be at the residence; 1719 Bethlehem Church Rd. Reidsville, NC 27320. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association 3800 Shamrock Dr. Charlotte, NC 28215-3298 or The American Heart Association MAA Triad 7029 Albert Pick Road, Ste. 200 Greensboro, NC 27409. Online condolences may be made at