Donald Ray Westmoreland, 60

October 1, 1962 – March 17, 2023

Shannon-Donald Ray Westmoreland, 60, departed this life on Friday, March 17, 2023 from his Shannon residence after a battle with cancer. Don was born in Pontotoc on October 1, 1962, the son of the late Ernest “Junior” Westmoreland and Jean Logan Westmoreland Herndon, who survives. He graduated from Shannon High School and was a heavy equipment operator like his dad most of his life. He loved the outdoors, hunting and fishing and rambling in area bottoms and was an ace domino player. He grew up in the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church and developed a love of rodeo early on. A true “cowboy” at heart, he won many blue ribbons roping, bull riding and mule pulling. He was an avid NASCAR fan.

A service celebrating his life will be held at 2 PM Sunday, March 19, 2023 in the Sadie Holland Memorial Chapel at Holland Funeral Directors with Bro. Billy Wayne Henderson officiating. Private burial will follow in Doty Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 PM-service time Sunday only at Holland Funeral Directors, which is honored to be serving their lifetime friends.

Don never married and is survived by his mother, Jean Westmoreland Herndon of Shannon; his sister, Debbie Sloan of Van Vleet; his step brother, Ronnie Herndon of Shannon; his nieces and nephews, Joseph and Keisha Sloan, Shellie and Dustin Wesson and David, Michael and Bill Westmoreland. He was preceded in death by his dad, Junior Westmoreland, his siblings, Mike Westmoreland, Kay Westmoreland and Teresa Herndon Corbitt and his step day, Dan Herndon.

Honorary pallbearers will be Mark Plunkett, Tommy Moore, Ricky Mask, Junior Roberts, John Ivy and Mike Witthaeur.

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