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Donald "Don" McCandlish

August 31, 1936 — May 5, 2023

Monroe, Louisiana

Donald "Don" McCandlish

Funeral Services celebrating the life of Mr. Donald “Don” McCandlish, 86, of Monroe, LA, will be 11:00 AM Tuesday, May 9, 2023, in the chapel of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Monroe, with Rev. Ottis Lenoir officiating. Graveside Services will be 2:30 PM Tuesday, May 9, 2023, at Epps Cemetery.

 

Donald “Don” McCandlish, was born August 31, 1936, in Epps, LA to Howard and Decie McCandlish. He died on Friday, May 5, 2023, in Monroe at the age of 86.

 

Donald grew up working on the family dairy farm until he joined the United States Air Force in 1955. Upon his discharge from the Air Force, he attended Louisiana Business College in Monroe. Upon his graduation, he began a lifelong career in the retail finance business. He worked in Monroe and West Monroe until his retirement in 2017 at the age of 80. Most of his career was spent at People’s Loan in downtown West Monroe where he made many loans and developed many friendships with his clients. A few months after his retirement, he began working once again at City of Faith where he worked for another 5 years.

 

Don is preceded in death by most of his immediate family: parents, Howard and Decie Parrish McCandlish; brother, Wilmer Roy McCandlish (Margie); sister, Lorene McCandlish McBroom (Ray); sister, Shirley McCandlish Garner (SV); and brother, Phillip McCandlish.

 

Surviving family members: sister, Lula McCandlish Tolar; sister-in-law, Rose Borden McCandlish (Phillip’s widow); and several nieces and nephews.

 

The family would like to thank the Northeast Louisiana Veterans Home and Allegiance Hospice for their care of Donald.

 

The family requests in lieu of flowers, donations should be made to your favorite charity.

 

Visitation will be from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM Tuesday, May 9, 2023, at Mulhearn Funeral Home Monroe.

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, May 9, 0023

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Mulhearn Funeral Home - Monroe

2308 Sterlington Road, Monroe, LA 71203

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Visitation

Tuesday, May 9, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Mulhearn Funeral Home - Monroe

2308 Sterlington Road, Monroe, LA 71203

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Interment

Tuesday, May 9, 2023

Starts at 2:30 pm (Central time)

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