Donald Clyde Stringer

March 10, 2021
Donald Clyde Stringer

Donald Clyde Stringer, 84, died March 10, 2021 at his home in Williamsburg, Virginia. He was a retired journalist who served as managing editor of the Daily News in Bowling Green, Kentucky for many years. He also was an adjunct professor at Western Kentucky University in the School of Journalism.

He previously worked at the Atlanta Times and the Nashville Banner newspapers. He was a member of Sigma Delta Chi journalism fraternity and was active in state newspaper associations.

Don was born in Bay Springs, Mississippi and grew up on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. He completed a B.S. degree at the University of Southern Mississippi. He served in the First Cavalry Division in Korea in field artillery, and wrote for the Stars and Stripes while in the military. He was a member of the Korean War Veterans Association.

He was a classic car enthusiast and belonged to several vintage automobile clubs through the years in Tennessee, Kentucky and Virginia. He enjoyed travel, both domestic and overseas, and took early retirement to do so. He also was an avid photographer.

Don was a member of Williamsburg United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Carolyn Stringer, his daughter, Donna Lin Pratt of Williamsburg, and three granddaughters, Krista Gallagher of Arlington, Virginia; Blakeney Pratt of Pensacola, Florida; and Erika Pratt of Williamsburg. Also surviving him is his sister, Marilyn Stringer Janus of Ocean Springs, Mississippi. He was preceded in death by his father, Bart Stringer, his mother, Sarah Blakeney Stringer, and brother, Kenneth Neil Stringer.

As a veteran, he will be buried at sea, and a family memorial service will be held at a later date.  Bucktrout Funeral Home in Williamsburg is in charge of arrangements.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Heritage Humane Society, 430 Waller Mill Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185.

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  • March 16, 2021
    RONALD KERSH says:
    We would like to express our deepest sympathy and condolences to Carolyn and the rest of her family. We are sure that having your family with you that you are surrounded with love and compassion to endure such a difficult time. Don was a loyal friend as well as a dedicated husband and father. Most of all Don was an exceptional human being. Ron and Barbara Kersh.

  • March 17, 2021
    Sandy Arrington says:
    I am so sorry. Please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  • March 18, 2021
    Kim Woodward says:
    Carolyn, Donna, and family, We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. Eric, Kim, and Drake Woodward

  • March 19, 2021
    Jo-Anne Ryan says:
    Our deepest sympathy to Carolyn and Donna for your loss. Don is remembered fondly. We are grateful we got to know him during his tenure in Bowling Green where he made a significant contribution to our community. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Jo-Anne Ryan and Bill Davis