Obituary: Donald “Don” Richard Zehr, Sr.


Funeral service for Donald “Don” Richard Zehr, Sr., age 82, of Cullman, will be at 2 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 6, 2023, at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church with Larry Brown and Allan Kuykendall officiating; interment in Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. prior to the service.

Cullman Heritage Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Zehr passed away on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2023, at Cullman Regional. He was born Aug. 10, 1940, in Croghan, New York, to Leon Andrew Zehr and Edwina Mae Zehr.

Don’s lifetime work was carpentry and maintenance. He was a licensed minister who served our community in the jail ministry for over 20 years. Don was a longtime member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church for 46 years. His passion was leading people to Christ.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Duane Zehr; and grandson, Jonathan Smith.

Survivors include his beloved wife of 64 years, Irene Zehr; children, Don (Adonna) Zehr, Jr., Debbie (Richard) Johnston, Hank (Lisa) Zehr, and Regina (Chip) Johnsey; 10 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; sisters, Muriel Roggie and Maggie Catalano; and a host of cousins, nieces, and nephews.