Donald Clyde Lenox, 79, finished his earthly journey on Thursday, March 23, 2017. His death was a result of a stroke he suffered in May, 2015. Don was born July 25, 1937 to Clyde Randolph and Mildred Miley Lenox in Brinkley, AR. The family moved to Pine Bluff when he was a young boy and he graduated from Pine Bluff High School in 1955. He attended college for two years before enlisting in the Army Reserve, receiving an Honorable Discharge 6 years later. During this time he also began his career with Cotton Belt Railroad (Southern Pacific Railroad). He served as a brakeman and a conductor during his 40-year career with them. He married Doris Hankins in 1961, and their marriage was blessed with two children, Dana and Randy.
After retiring, Don and Doris moved from Pine Bluff to Hot Springs Village. There, they had access to several golf courses to pursue their hobby. Those who ever played golf with Don know it wasn’t so much a hobby as it was a love/hate relationship. He vowed to quit after most every round, but the competitor in him was always chasing that perfect game. He even brought a couple of his grandsons (Andrew and Max) into the world of golf. When he wasn’t chasing a golf ball, Don could be found at the dining room table, working jigsaw puzzles. He and Doris enjoyed traveling, their bridge club, and the many friends they had in both Pine Bluff and Hot Springs.
Don was predeceased by his parents, brother Gary and infant brother, Ronnie. He is survived by Doris Hankins Lenox, his wife of 55 years, and his sister Thelma Newby. Other survivors include daughter Dana Lenox Greeson (Greg) and son Randy Lenox. Grandchildren William Lenox, Joseph Lenox, Max Lenox, Amanda Reep (Casey), Andrew Freeman, Joe Greeson (Megan), and Sarah Bearden (Alex). Great-grandchildren Kerrigan and Kaidan Lenox and Landry Greeson.
Services will be held on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 1:00 PM (reception to follow) at Barcelona Road Baptist Church located at 390 Barcelona Road, Hot Springs Village, AR.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to:
Barcelona Road Baptist Church, 390 Barcelona Rd, HSV AR 71909
Teen Challenge, 1679 N. Hwy 7, Hot Springs AR 71909
Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary, 501 E. 12th St., Pine Bluff, AR 71601
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What a great photo of Uncle Don. Though there were years between the ages of all the nieces/nephews, he cared about us all and kept up with us. I loved that mischievous smile and that twinkle in his eyes that signaled he was teasing us and getting a quiet laugh out of our reactions. Much love to Aunt Doris, and cousins Dana and Randy.
Don was a good man and friend. He loved his family and friends, and was always ready and willing to help folks. We had a lot of good experiences together and I will always remember him as a great friend.
My prayers are with each of the family members. I loved this man (my uncle) who always had a smile on his face. He was definitely a true joy in my life. Aunt Doris, Dana and Randy.....I love you all and my heart is breading with yours.
Sheri contact me this morning to let me know of the death of Don. I immediately called mother and Aunt Dottie. We are saddened to learn of his death. We are sorry that we cannot make the trip to Hot Springs Village for the service on Tuesday. Mother is physically not up to a trip at this time. Please know that we love you all and are praying for you during this time.
Don was a super nice classmate and very enjoyable person that I had an opportunity to play a couple rounds of golf at class reunions and in earlier years participated in sport events at our local Pine Bluff Boys Club.
My prayers will be with Don's family. I'm very sorry I cannot attend the reception because of health reasons.
How sad I am that you have lost dear Don. He was a gentleman and had a great wit. I always enjoyed his company, and yours, at the bridge table and in the Fitness Center. I will be out of town on Tuesday so I cannot attend his memorial service. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Doris and family: We were so sorry to hear of your loss.. Don was a good friend and I know he will be missed by all who knew and loved him... Our prayers are with you and all his family...
Jimmy and Bitsie
Don was a wonder grandfather to both Max and Alex. I remember Max spending every summer with both Poppi and Mimi since he was 3 years old. They spent so much fun time together doing fun stuff like playing golf, eating ice cream, doing puzzles, wrestling of course wrestling, and Don was such a good sport about all of it. I'm sure the wrestling wore him out but he hung in there just to make Max happy and I know he loved it too. Also they did all kinds of ordinary stuff that was fun because it was with Poppi. They played golf everyday and he used to bring Max to eat breakfast with all his adult friends which Max thought was neat to hang out with the grown ups. My favorite thing about Don was he had a way about being funny without trying or meaning to. It used to crack me up. I'm so sad that he had to spend almost two years the way he did. He was very lucky to have a wife that loved him and stuck by him the way she did. They were both lucky to have each other even though it had to end this way. I am forever grateful for all the support they gave my family during difficult times and will always remember all they did. He will always be loved and missed dearly by myself, Max, and Alex. His imprint has made an impression that will last a lifetime and beyond. I'm glad you're not in pain anymore but it's not the same without you here. Max is feeling you gone already and ypu were so important to him that he'll never never be the same without his Poppi!