Donald Joe Will

November 21, 1939 - May 8, 2022

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Donald Joe Will passed away peacefully at home on Sunday May 8, 2022 at the age of 82. He was surrounded by memories of his lifelong partner Don Neff; the love and grace of his church family; and the immense kindness and support of the St. Charles community. Don was born on November 21, 1939 in Berea, Ohio to Robert and Ethel Will. Don was a retired Retail Manager for Mabley & Carew Department Stores. He was preceded in death by his husband Donald Joseph Neff, and his older brother, John A. Will. Don is survived by his sister-in-law Mary B. Will (Sugar Land, TX); niece Lisa A. Nichols (Charles) (Sugar Land, TX); niece Valerie L. Askren (Benjamin) (Lexington, KY); nephew Robert A. Will (Kelly) (Lawrenceburg, IN); 10 great nieces and nephews (Kelly, Bob, Holly, Jade, Elijah, Walter, Emma, Christina, Brandon and Adam); and 12 great-great nieces and nephews. Don will be remembered for his joie de vivre; love of travel; Thanksgiving dinners with the dearest of friends; and his commitment to Trinity Episcopal Church who always welcomed "The Dons" with open arms. Visitation will be at Trinity Episcopal Church, 16 West 4th Street, Covington, KY 41011 on Tuesday, May 24, 2022 from 5:00 PM until the Memorial Service at 6:00 PM. Donations may be made in Don's name to Trinity Episcopal Church, 16 West 4th Street, Covington, KY 41011 or any heart-felt charity of your choice. Online condolences may be expressed on Facebook or at


Sue Dreibelbis - May 20, 2022
We love Don and will miss him very much!
Brann , Jean S - May 20, 2022
Loved and appreciated our “Dons.”
Nicholas Dreyer - May 14, 2022
Don will be Missed Dearly At Trinity. Me and my late grandmother got to know The Dons on Wednesday Night Eucharist services
Ginger Holstein - May 11, 2022
Don was a bright spot, witty, insightful at happy hour. I enjoyed getting to know him here at St Charles.
Anita Heidrich - May 10, 2022
Don will be missed by his friends at St. Charles Community where he was very active calling bingo, attending happy hour, and many social gatherings. Rest in peace.

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