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Donald Lee Eastep

August 7, 1934 — August 24, 2022

Obituary For Donald Lee Eastep

Donald Lee Eastep, 88, of Sedalia, MO, passed away Wednesday, August 24, 2022, at Rest Haven Convalescent Home in Sedalia. He was born on August 07, 1934, in Dutch Mills, AR, the son of Sosby Caleb and Lillian (Johnson) Eastep, who preceded him in death.

On December 21, 1965, in Abilene, KS, he was united in marriage to Karolyn K. (Lamb) Eastep, who survives of the home. They met at a bowling alley in Salina, KS. They enjoyed bowling for many years together.

Donald moved to Salina, KS in the 1950s from Arkansas to work with his dad at Schilling Air Force Base as an apprentice carpenter. Later, he went to work for Gambles as a salesman and became the #1 salesman for many months. After that, he was promoted to manager, moved to a store in Grand Island, NE, and was there for three years. After that, he was promoted to zone manager there, which brought him to Sedalia, MO. He worked for Gambles for twenty-plus years. He then became the owner of Alibi Inn in Sedalia, MO, for ten years. After selling the Alibi Inn, he and his wife went into a partnership with his brother and his wife at the Gambles store in the Thompson Hills Shopping Center. He was a loving husband and father and enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Mark (Lisa) Eastep from Salina, KS, Dana (Curtis) Beauchamp from Newton, KS, Meloney (Gary) Kohl of Sedalia, MO, and Joshua Eastep of Olathe, KS; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; brothers Gene Whitaker, Roger Eastep, Gary Eastep; sisters Frankie Kindle, Kathy Myers, all of Sedalia, MO, Sharon Guerra of Castle Rock, CO; and his dog Sally.

Besides his parents, he is preceded in death by a sister Fran Weaverling, and stepmother Margaritte (Whitaker) Eastep.

A celebration of life gathering of family and friends will be held from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 27, 2022, at Rea Funeral Chapel in Sedalia.

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice in the care of Rea Funeral Chapel.

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